Fiat Chrysler Adds Siri Eyes Free to Equipped 2013-2015 Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has released a free software update that enables owners of properly equipped 2013-2015 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles to add Siri Eyes Free capability to the Uconnect 8.4 system.

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The new software update is available in nearly 2 million vehicles equipped with a Uconnect 8.4 touchscreen system:

- 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500, 3500
- 2013-2015 Dodge Viper
- 2014-2015 Dodge Durango
- 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger
- 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee
- 2015 Jeep Renegade
- 2015 Chrysler 200 and 300

Siri Eyes Free is also supported on 2016 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Fiat vehicles with properly equipped Uconnect 8.4 or 6.5 systems. FCA previously announced that Uconnect will support CarPlay in compatible 2016 vehicles later this year.

After entering a 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the Uconnect website, owners of the eligible vehicles can download the update to a USB drive and then install it on their Uconnect system, a process that takes about 30-45 minutes.

Siri Eyes Free, compatible with iPhone 4s or later, is designed to help minimize driver distraction by using Siri voice recognition and spoken responses to allow drivers to interact with an iPhone without needing to look at the in-dash screen.


Drivers can activate Siri Eyes Free by pushing and holding the voice recognition button on the steering wheel to, for example, place phone calls, send text messages, play music, set reminders, set calendar entries, access turn-by-turn directions, and more, while keeping their eyes on the road ahead.

Ford also equipped nearly five million 2011 and newer vehicles with Siri Eyes Free with a SYNC software update in December 2015.

Top Rated Comments

JCrz Avatar
65 months ago
What's more unreliable? Siri's voice recognition or Fiats?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porco Avatar
65 months ago
They could just call Siri Eyes Free 'Sr'.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blueflame Avatar
65 months ago
What's more unreliable? Siri's voice recognition or Fiats?
Have you ever used the uconnect 8.4 system? I logged in just to respond to this.

ever day i use uconnect, i am shocked at how poorly Siri works. Uconnect gets the names of people i am dialing every single time. and much faster. and I have not had any false connects yet. and i have strange names i call. gail, annika, matthias.

you should try it before passing judgement on the system it is really quite well done.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
65 months ago
What's more unreliable? Siri's voice recognition or Fiats?
Siri's voice recognition in a Fiat.:p
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
barnaby117 Avatar
65 months ago
Man, I wish Honda would do this for my 2015 Accord.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Robert.Walter Avatar
65 months ago
Man, I wish Honda would do this for my 2015 Accord.
My sister waited for the 2016 fit because she was told that it would support CarPlay with a b/w comparable firmware update. After she bought it she found that the update has not been offered.

Honda, your performance star is falling, as Fiat/Chrysler has bested you in the surprise and delight department by offering a retroactive CarPlay update!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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