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Old 01-23-2016, 07:11 PM
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Lights flashing while vehicle is off

For the past few nights I have noticed that periodically the lights on my 14 Summit will flash. It looks like the doors are locking/unlocking. This occurs while it is turned off, sitting in my garage. The front lights, lights under the mirrors, door handle lights, are all flashing. Keys are inside the house, away from the vehicle.

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Old 01-25-2016, 11:34 AM
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Re: Lights flashing while vehicle is off

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For the past few nights I have noticed that periodically the lights on my 14 Summit will flash. It looks like the doors are locking/unlocking. This occurs while it is turned off, sitting in my garage. The front lights, lights under the mirrors, door handle lights, are all flashing. Keys are inside the house, away from the vehicle.

Any ideas?


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Jeverall,

I was not able to locate a TSB relating to your concern. Have you brought your vehicle to your local certified FCA dealership to have the vehicle diagnosed? If you would like assistance making an appointment please PM me with your VIN and contact information.

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Old 01-25-2016, 02:47 PM
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Re: Lights flashing while vehicle is off

My 2013 does the same thing in my garage too.

Just did it in fact.

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Re: Lights flashing while vehicle is off

I can tell you my 2014 JGC lights and mirrors etc, flash whenever I am washing it either with a mitt or a high pressure hose. Every thing is off.....
I sometimes think it senses movement or shaking and could be activating some kind of security feature.. it doesn't seem to cause any problem but it doesn't really make sense either......
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I can tell you my 2014 JGC lights and mirrors etc, flash whenever I am washing it either with a mitt or a high pressure hose. Every thing is off.....
I sometimes think it senses movement or shaking and could be activating some kind of security feature.. it doesn't seem to cause any problem but it doesn't really make sense either......
I second this pressure washer thing. Assume with the key in my coat pocket the water from the wand to the Jeep must complete some kind of "circuit" and it flashes like I am touching the door when locking/unlocking. This is mostly towards the front of the rig when washing the front doors specifically.

I did have it once or twice unlock as I approached for no reason. But it hasn`t happened for quite a while now.
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:47 AM
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Re: Lights flashing while vehicle is off

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I second this pressure washer thing. Assume with the key in my coat pocket the water from the wand to the Jeep must complete some kind of "circuit" and it flashes like I am touching the door when locking/unlocking. This is mostly towards the front of the rig when washing the front doors specifically.

I did have it once or twice unlock as I approached for no reason. But it hasn`t happened for quite a while now.
I've had the lock/unlock thing happen while washing it, too. My solution is to take my key fob out of my pocket when I'm washing it. I keep it in a lock box in my garage anyway when I'm not using it so I can have easy, but secured access to both vehicle keys without going up into the house.

It stays dry there, too, in case of an unfortunate ricochet of water when hosing it down.

As far as it doing that just when approaching, it's possible you have a bad proximity sensor in one of the front door handles.

Having said that, I would love it if the vehicle unlocked when I got close and automatically locked when I left the Fob range (or had an option to set it to do that).

Also, for the life of me, I don't understand why the system doesn't let you press the outside lock button to lock it when the fob isn't present. I don't get the conflict there. If the fob is out of range, there's no reason not to allow it to lock that way. It's not like it doesn't take some effort to actually lock the fob in the car.

It's annoying to not be able to use the easiest method to lock the vehicle without having the fob with me.
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