Bizarre No Start Issue
Our Overland is one week old. My wife has been driving it (and loving it) all week since I've been out of town.
This morning my wife could not start the Jeep. Pushing the start button and using the key in the ignition had no effect. Our dealer was very helpful on the phone but couldn't resolve the problem. Just as the tow truck arrived, the Jeep started fine.
She took it straight to the dealer and they ran diagnostics that did not show any codes/problems. They couldn't find anything wrong and could not duplicate the no start issue.
Tonight, she was out with her three month old 2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo (great car BTW). When attempting to start that car, which also has a keyless ignition...NO START! First time it has happened to her on that vehicle.
I thought about it and excluded solar flares, military RF testing, and nearby alien spacecraft. However, she had a keychain home alarm system remote in her purse near the key fob. I told her to take the home alarm remote and move it a good distance from the car and try another start.
Voila....car started fine. Funny thing is she's been carrying the same home alarm remote along with her Hyundai key fob for three months with no problems until today.
Not sure we've identified the problem, but the strong coincidence certainly makes me suspect RF interference between the Jeep key fob and home alarm remote. Any experts out there know enough about these things to know if this is plausible?