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post #1 of 31 Old 01-20-2016, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Auto-on comfort

In settings, it says heated steering wheel and heated seats will come on (either remote start only or all starts) when you select this option.

My rear defrost also comes on.
Normal?


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post #2 of 31 Old 01-20-2016, 12:15 PM
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In settings, it says heated steering wheel and heated seats will come on (either remote start only or all starts) when you select this option.

My rear defrost also comes on.
Normal?
Mine does too.
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post #3 of 31 Old 01-20-2016, 12:26 PM
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...and your outside heated mirrors.
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post #4 of 31 Old 01-20-2016, 06:42 PM
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Yes, if it's below a certain temperature outside. That's not a feature of Auto-comfort. Even with Auto-comfort off, the rear defroster will come on with auto-start. It's hard coded into the HVAC microcode. My 2014 never had this until after they applied the latest HVAC flash.


I actually quite dislike it, and find it very annoying that there's no settings option to disable it.

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why is it annoying?
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post #6 of 31 Old 01-20-2016, 06:50 PM
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Yeah, I just turn off the rear defroster if I get in car and see the light for it on. I'd rather have it on and not need it than it be off and I need it. No major biggie.
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Way up here in Canada it's cold most of the winter. Really cold. Not that sorta cold, damp cold stuff. So every time it snows on the Jeep, it tends to be dry deep snow. If I auto-start to warm the Jeep up the rear defrost comes on and actually melts a thin layer of that snow where it's touching the glass and turns to ice where it contacts the snow sitting on it. That makes scraping the rear glass clean nearly impossible, constantly leaves trails of slush/ice, whereas cold snow on cold glass brushes off cleanly and easily and tends to stay perfectly clean while driving.


It kinda makes this multi-layer sandwich of glass->water->ice->snow and it all sticks together like glue. Even if you do get it clean, because the glass has been warmed, when you're driving down the hwy the swirling snow catches on the warm glass and sticks and turns to ice again, making the rear wiper useless.


It's like they never tested the feature in a true cold environment, or with a car covered in a snowfall. Up here, that's like 3-4 times a week when I come out to go home from work. At least give me an option to disable it.

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At least give me an option to disable it.
Disable it 'permanently'? Disco it at the rear window.
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post #9 of 31 Old 01-20-2016, 07:40 PM
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Haha, no, just the fact that it turns on automatically when I use auto-start.

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post #10 of 31 Old 01-20-2016, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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My rear defrost only comes on some of the time I auto start. That is what confuses me. Today at lunch it did, along with the seats and steering wheel. This afternoon, wheel a seats came on, but rear defrost did not. Is that because it is not part of the auto on (just seats and wheel)? It has its own criteria for when it comes on?

We are actually having some cold weather here in alabama this week. Not used to the auto on being activated very often during day time hours.

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post #11 of 31 Old 01-20-2016, 08:40 PM
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Precisely.

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post #12 of 31 Old 01-20-2016, 09:49 PM
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I think the defrosters are independent of the heated seat, steering wheel comfort settings. There are temperature thresholds where the HVAC will either heat up the Jeep or cool it down and another for defroster activation. In 2011-2013 one can also turn on and off the side mirror and rear window heaters.

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Is there some magic to getting this to work? I had it on with remote start and it doesn't work. I set it to all starts and still not working. Does the outside temp have to be below a certain point for this to work and if so what is it can it it be changed? It was in the 40-50s this weekend and I would like for it to have been working as it should.
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Mine seldom comes on if the temperature is above 40.
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post #15 of 31 Old 01-25-2016, 11:33 AM
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Got this from the Jeep CD

Auto-On Comfort — If Equipped
After pressing the “Auto-On Comfort” button on the touchscreen the following settings will be available:
Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering Wheel With Vehicle Start — If Equipped
When this feature is selected the driver's heated seat will automatically turn on when temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C). When temperatures are above 80° F (26.7° C) the driver vented seat will turn on. To make your selection, press the “Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering Wheel With Vehicle Start” button on the touchscreen, then select either “Off,” “Remote Start” or “All Starts” until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Press the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.

40° F is pretty damn cold. Why would they set it this low and give us no way to change it? Even at 50° F it is chilly enough to warrant having the heated seats and steering wheel come on. And where is it getting this temp reading from, the outside sensor? For a vehicle parked outdoors in 41-55 degree weather it could easily be colder inside the vehicle than the outside temp sensor says it is. I've owned nothing but Chrysler and Jeep vehicles for the past 40 years, but I am constantly being reminded just how stupid their engineers are.
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