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Old 07-15-2016, 02:31 PM
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HVAC Turns Off after Remote Start (sometimes) when opening Door - 2016 WK2

I'm having a strange issue and want to see if others are seeing this. I have a 2016 JGC Limited - 75th Anniversary (3 weeks old). Intermittently - about 10-15% of the time, when I remote start the vehicle and open the door, the HVAC (which is set to AUTO) won't come back on.

I had a 2014 JCG Limited and had the same problem except that it happened every time. Once the TSB was applied, the problem was resolved and never came back.

So having my 2016, I'm extremely surprised to see this issue - but intermittently. I've tried to reproduce it to determine a pattern/cause - but no luck. What's interesting - when I get to the vehicle before opening the door - the HVAC is clearly on. Everytime I open the door, the HVAC AUTO light goes off and it takes about a second or two to come back on. However, once in about 10 or so times, that light doesn't come back on after opening the door and the HVAC is just off.

Extremely bizarre behavior!!! I mentioned it to my Service Manager today and said he would ping his Jeep rep to see if that's been seen before. I suspect not.

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Old 07-27-2016, 06:50 PM
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Re: HVAC Turns Off after Remote Start (sometimes) when opening Door - 2016 WK2

No one else is experiencing this? It's actually getting worse - up to about 40% of the time - very strange. Today I got in - and checked because I always have to check if the HVAC goes off and it was on. I backed out of my parking space and starting driving and noticed it was now off. I'm perplexed!!!

I'm just using the remote start from the key fob. So if anyone else has a 2016 JGC - let me know if you experience this.
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Re: HVAC Turns Off after Remote Start (sometimes) when opening Door - 2016 WK2

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No one else is experiencing this? It's actually getting worse - up to about 40% of the time - very strange. Today I got in - and checked because I always have to check if the HVAC goes off and it was on. I backed out of my parking space and starting driving and noticed it was now off. I'm perplexed!!!

I'm just using the remote start from the key fob. So if anyone else has a 2016 JGC - let me know if you experience this.
That's not an issue with which I'm familiar. I'd be happy to see if there's a TSB if you DM me your VIN. Other than this, I'd recommend bringing it to the dealer to try to duplicate for diagnosis - Kevin T, Social Connect Team
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Re: HVAC Turns Off after Remote Start (sometimes) when opening Door - 2016 WK2

I had a similar issue on my 14 GC Overland. When I used the remote car starter and opened the door it would sometimes shut off the ACC and go from "auto" to manual mode.
I took it to the dealer and they performed HVAC control module flash update but that didnt help. The issue kept coming back. Then they replaced the module itself and from then on the issue hasnt come back. Benn awesomeness ever since.

The gist of the story is that you might be experiencing a bad HVAC control module. Hope that helps.
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I had a similar issue on my 14 GC Overland. When I used the remote car starter and opened the door it would sometimes shut off the ACC and go from "auto" to manual mode.
I took it to the dealer and they performed HVAC control module flash update but that didnt help. The issue kept coming back. Then they replaced the module itself and from then on the issue hasnt come back. Benn awesomeness ever since.

The gist of the story is that you might be experiencing a bad HVAC control module. Hope that helps.

Thanks - this is very helpful! I really appreciate the feedback!!!


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I had a similar issue on my 14 GC Overland. When I used the remote car starter and opened the door it would sometimes shut off the ACC and go from "auto" to manual mode.
I took it to the dealer and they performed HVAC control module flash update but that didnt help. The issue kept coming back. Then they replaced the module itself and from then on the issue hasnt come back. Benn awesomeness ever since.

The gist of the story is that you might be experiencing a bad HVAC control module. Hope that helps.
Well just had the HVAC Control Module changed out today and that didn't fix it. This is a real head scratcher! I just leased a 2017 JGC and it works fine. The 2016 is giving me this problem. I suspect the next course of action is to re-flash the HVAC programming!
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