Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday February 13, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Breaks UConnect with Software Update

Fiat Chrysler has apparently pushed out a UConnect update (the software that runs the center stack infotainment system) that is breaking the unit's functionality on 2017 and 2018 vehicles. Rear view cameras, navigation, and the radio are being made useless through a series of constant reboots by many. To make things worse, it seems that some users cannot even turn the system off while driving as it constantly reboots. Some have suggested that the update was pushed without their approval last Friday. If you see a prompt however, we highly suggest you decline the update. Have no fear however, UConnect support is saying they will the issue fixed by the end of February. On the downside, that is a couple weeks away. On the upside, February is the shortest month of the calendar year, and it is not a leap year.

I called the support number on the UConnect website and they said the rebooting is due to the update they pushed out on Friday and is affecting all 2018 models. He said they are working on a fix but it won't be available until the end of February! That's a 2+ week lead time!