Hard to believe a 40-50k car three years into production requires the owner to pull fuses to resolve a common problem
I agree but I understand....both sides.
So lets talk about the Uconnect software - I have actually looked in one of the text update files - now that Uconnect is in like every FCA vehicle. Each vehicle is equipped differently, not just trims, but packages. So each car has its own configuration. Nav, RSE, heated seats, cooled seats, etc. etc.
I just got into a huge battle with FCA - I think its insane for 17 owners to have to pay for software updates out of warranty - (Thanks for being an early adopter) when other updates are OTA.....
OTA updates should be free and non-OTA updates should be free. The only major flaw is that nobody updates you when theres a software update. Its sort of like - let it go till it breaks - then do the software update. I also don't think that most dealerships have Uconnect experts on site - my most recent problem they waited till "the radio guy came in" which was some time after 11AM.....
Then the radio guy suggested replacing the whole head unit, when it seems like the issue is with the VRM (pulled use 55 and it worked). THe dealership insists I'll still need a new head unit - i say they're crazy.
So does have FCA have issues? I think so, but I think most of them are how to update and service cars. I'm not so concerned about buggy software in Uconnect knowing how vast the universe really is and how adaptable the software has to be to work in so many different cars.