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Free Siri Hands Free retrofit

by David Zatz on

FCA is giving away an upgrade for some 2013-2015 vehicles with the Uconnect 8.4 system.

The revised firmware, which allows use of Siri Hands Free with iPhones, works with nearly two million cars and SUVs  including the 2013-15 Ram pickups (1500, 2500, 3500), and Dodge Viper; 2014-15 Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee, and Jeep Grand Cherokee; and 2015 Jeep Renegade, Chrysler 200 and 300, and Dodge Challenger and Charger.

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Various 2016 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Fiat cars with  Uconnect 8.4 or 6.5 systems also support the system; and some will  support CarPlay.

Owners can get the update from the Mopar owners’ site; they will need their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The update takes around 30 minutes and requires a blank USB thumb drive.

Siri Eyes Free lets drivers interact with their iPhone 4S and newer phones without looking at the in-dash screen. It is integrated with the steering wheel button and lets people make phone calls, send text messages, play music, set reminders and calendar entries, and use turn-by-turn directions. From a press release picked up by MacRumors and recommended by Lucas Jackson.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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