Global positioning systems in Chrysler vehicles are powered by the Uconnect software, which the driver can update for free by entering the vehicle identification number for his vehicle on the Software Update page of the Uconnect website. He can check for updates and install available updates following the on-screen instructions. The driver must set aside the appropriate amount of time, as the update may take as long as 45 minutes, and the car must remain parked while the software updates.
Drivers can also schedule appointments with their local Fiat Chrysler Automobiles dealers to update their software. A person can identify the VIN for a vehicle by looking at the dashboard of a vehicle or by searching for it on a door-jamb sticker, vehicle registration, insurance papers or title documents. Uconnect suggests that drivers download and save the update files directly to their computers in full before transferring it to universal serial bus, or USB, drivers, This improves speed.
If the driver attempts to update his software and finds a message that says, "The maximum number of available downloads for the specified VIN/software update has been reached," he must call the customer care department at Uconnect. A specific update is only downloadable a certain number of times. The message appears after the driver reaches the limit for that update. He must provide his VIN to the customer care representative with which he speaks.