Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Northampton County, PA
Hi new owner '18 compass do U connect?
Good evening jeep peeps! Hi got a new 2018 Jeep Compass sport 4x4 6M.
I was unable to get my wife's phone connected via Uconnect. I searched the internet for "uconnect 2018 jeep compass" issues and found this forum. Wow I was suprised there are this many issues with this system.
I for one would prefer an "old style" single DIN or something just plain radio. I don't care about all the fancy features and in my opinion all these infotainment systems they jam into cars aren't needed and are just achilles heels, as seems to be the case.
Is the majority of people with problems the 8.4 (limited or trailhawk?)
I notice that the 7 inch system is laggy. I hit buttons and sometimes the orange polygon doesn't light up, other times it lags and takes a second. This is distracting while driving so I avoid using the system entirely. I haven't had any of the rebooting or error message issues yet. I'm crossing my fingers that this doesn't happen to me. I'm hoping that the reason I can't connect android audio (whatever that is) is because the wire is not good or something. I have a USB flash drive with mp3's that I stick in there and music comes out so that's good enough for me.
What is the matter with a plain jane radio too? Why does this thing default to xm that is just like 250 channels of sports? not impressed with the value added by this 'infotainment center'
I put the display on "Compass" and this is still so laggy. I was driving in a roundabout in 3rd and it was barely able to keep up with my azimuth changes. I could get to west and it still said north.
I vote that people demand low tech options for cars. There is no reason a company cannot sell a base model with a stick shift and no stupid electronics.
I sometimes think things like this are a scam; What nefarious industry executive said "you know what people like? Cellphone touch screens, we're now gonna jam those into every single new car so that crap can break and go out of date and they have to get a new car".
If it comes to it hopefully FCA or others will go back to normal radios/controls so that we don't have to suffer with this tech that obviously isn't ready for the rigors of the road.