This is a little “how to” for updating UConnect firmware yourself.
First, visit the UConnect upgrade site, whose URL may have changed since we posted this.
is a type of software that provides control, monitoring and data manipulation of engineered products and systems.
Firmware is held in non-volatile memory devices such as ROM, EPROM, or flash memory.
Then you will see a list of what’s available, if anything.
(Our car does not seem to need the security update, or there was an error in the system which prevented it from showing.) Now, you may think that the next step would be to click on the available downloads, find them in your computer, open them to find a Read Me file, and then follow some instructions. While UConnect’s job is to make life easy, the webmasters’ job seems to be to make it more complex and frustrating.
Put in your VIN number (you do have that in Last Pass, 1Password, or such, right?
It may be on your insurance or registration cards, it’s definitely on your dealer repair and maintenance docs).