DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2013 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2013 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the 2013 Dodge Ram!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-29-2013, 06:52 PM
HarleyRammer HarleyRammer is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Albany, NY
Age: 34
Posts: 7
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:22
HarleyRammer is on a distinguished road
Default UConnect Media Hub Issues (8.4AN)

OK here's my problem:

I'm getting no response from my radio when I try to use my ipod classic, SD card slot, or bluetooth audio from my phone. All 3 of these have worked ok ever since I got the truck, about 2 months ago. The softkeys for all 3 are lit when I enter the media portion on the radio, but when I touch them, no tracks come up. I know there's a uconnect software upgrade out there, but the website is not responsive today for some reason, and I'm not even sure that this update will solve my problem anyway. I should also mention that I have AM/FM/XM, and my hands-free calling from my iphone 5. Has anyone else had this problem?

P.S. I should also mention that 2 or 3 times since I got the truck, my whole media center would shut off and start over shortly after starting the truck. Before it would re-start during these occasions, my heated seats and climate control wouldn't work properly. After it "re-booted" everything worked fine.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 05-30-2013, 10:03 AM
AzDusty's Avatar
AzDusty AzDusty is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sierra Vista, Az
Age: 51
Posts: 173
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Laramie Longhorn
Color: Deep Cherry Pearl/Gold Two-Tone
Rep Power: 0
Rep:37
AzDusty is on a distinguished road
Default

Wow that stinks, but at 2 months I would be back throwing bricks and small fuzzy animals into the service dept and make them fix/replace it.
__________________

RAM 1500 4x4 Laramie Longhorn
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-30-2013, 05:15 PM
AzDusty's Avatar
AzDusty AzDusty is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sierra Vista, Az
Age: 51
Posts: 173
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Laramie Longhorn
Color: Deep Cherry Pearl/Gold Two-Tone
Rep Power: 0
Rep:37
AzDusty is on a distinguished road
Default

Harley I called my friend who is a service manager at Dodge and he said there is definately something wrong with the radio and that you should get it in to be looked at. Of course I was just reading that you were having further issues with seat and climate which makes me lean towards maybe an electrical issue of sorts. Either way don't delay that stuff is under warranty now but wont be forever.
__________________

RAM 1500 4x4 Laramie Longhorn
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-30-2013, 05:47 PM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 18,514
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 19
Rep:2608
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Everything electronic in the cab runs through the 2013 radio
especially with the 8.4 radios
the radio also uses sensors under the hood, so that when you want it
it can give you vehicle status reports, like a health checkup
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-31-2013, 01:44 AM
HarleyRammer HarleyRammer is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Albany, NY
Age: 34
Posts: 7
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:22
HarleyRammer is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the responses guys. Yesterday I got it the truck, and everything suddenly worked properly again. I'd like to take it in to the service department, but honestly, I'd rather smash myself in the nuts with a hammer than deal with the service dept at my local dealer. Besides, if I brought it in while nothing appeared to be wrong, they'd send me on my way and tell me eveything is fine.

As far as warranties go, it's a lease. I'll be out of it by the time the warranty is up.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-04-2013, 11:50 PM
orangefan79 orangefan79 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: New Jersey
Age: 35
Posts: 66
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT w/ Big Horn Pkg
Color: Max Steel
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
orangefan79 is on a distinguished road
Default

Harley,

That same problem started happening on my truck last week - prior to that no problems for a month. It is now the exception that I'll be able to get the ipod or sd card to work but it will every once in a while. I was thinking I might need to update - I don't have the most recent version. I'd be interested to know if happens again to you.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-05-2013, 03:07 PM
Pantherjoe Pantherjoe is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 65
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 1500 Ram
Trim Level: Big Horn CC
Color: Cherry red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Pantherjoe is on a distinguished road
Default

I have had the same symptoms,rebooting,freezing up. After I park the truck and came back everything is fine. I feel the same way about taking it in to the dealer for an intermittent problem.
__________________
NewRamer
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-05-2013, 04:11 PM
orangefan79 orangefan79 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: New Jersey
Age: 35
Posts: 66
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT w/ Big Horn Pkg
Color: Max Steel
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
orangefan79 is on a distinguished road
Default

I should note the my unit the 8.4A, so this seems to be a shared problem across the two. While my SD card works intermittently, the bluetooth audio and usb have altogether stopped. Weirdly, the phone still works via bluetooth.

I finally had all the add ons completed that the dealer owed me and thought I wouldn't be seeing them until the next oil change. I plan to try the update this week - if that doesn't work back to the dealer.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:15 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum