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Re: This is ridiculous. Key fob --auto unlocking

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These could be related; if the handle sensor is too sensitive, it thinks you have your hand on the handle when you are pressing the lock button, and it won't lock under those conditions. The drivers side on my 14 does this sometimes; I have to extend my index finger and push the button with the rest of my hand as far away as possible to get it to lock.

Try grasping on the handle prior to pressing the lock button. That's what I need to do for my drivers side (otherwise I got to stand like an idiot and it won't lock, end up using the remote).

For me, grasping on the handle may some how loosens the contacts for the sensor on the back allowing you to engage the lock button.

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Old 04-01-2016, 10:03 PM
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Re: This is ridiculous. Key fob --auto unlocking

Mine has problems with this too. I do not trust the locks. I have very low faith intheir working correctly. Dealership has checked it out, said all is working as intended.

Intermittent problem. Tough to replicate, for diagnosis.
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Re: This is ridiculous. Key fob --auto unlocking

Mine had over sensitive auto unlocking until I had the external fuel pump relay recall done on my '11 Laredo X... then never noticed it happening again. Now it only unlocks when pulling the door handles.

Maybe messing with the TIPM wiring harness did something. I have no idea.
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Re: This is ridiculous. Key fob --auto unlocking

According to the factory manual description "A tactile Lock switch is located on the outer horizontal surface of each door handle pull, a capacitive Unlock switch membrane is located on the inner vertical surface of the handle pull, while a Hall effect switch and an IC are concealed within the handle pull unit."

Potential problems can be dirt, water, anything conductive really being on the capacitive portion. The hall effect sensor can be affected by strong magnetic fields or even large metal objects nearby. Try cleaning the inside of the handles with water and a clean rag, then drying them off thoroughly. If that fails to work one of your handles might have a faulty capacitive sensor that might be to blame.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:11 PM
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Re: This is ridiculous. Key fob --auto unlocking

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Mine had over sensitive auto unlocking until I had the external fuel pump relay recall done on my '11 Laredo X... then never noticed it happening again. Now it only unlocks when pulling the door handles.

Maybe messing with the TIPM wiring harness did something. I have no idea.
I had the fuel pump relay done about a year ago so I don't think that's it in my case.
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According to the factory manual description "A tactile Lock switch is located on the outer horizontal surface of each door handle pull, a capacitive Unlock switch membrane is located on the inner vertical surface of the handle pull, while a Hall effect switch and an IC are concealed within the handle pull unit."

Potential problems can be dirt, water, anything conductive really being on the capacitive portion. The hall effect sensor can be affected by strong magnetic fields or even large metal objects nearby. Try cleaning the inside of the handles with water and a clean rag, then drying them off thoroughly. If that fails to work one of your handles might have a faulty capacitive sensor that might be to blame.

This is likely the case, oversensitivity and needs replacing. Probably cheaper to replace it yourself then worth the warranty claim it's printed on. It be like twisting and arm to convince.
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Re: This is ridiculous. Key fob --auto unlocking

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Bumping this thread because I verified my '14 is still auto-unlocking. Like I said before, I keep the key fob hanging just inside the garage, so it's maybe 8-10 feet from the Jeep. I'd park, lock the Jeep with the door handle button and hang up the keys. While working in the garage, maybe 10 minutes later, the Jeep just randomly unlocks and lights come on like I had hit the button. Locked it with the door handle again and it unlocked again about 10 minute later. The 2nd time, I wasn't physically near the jeep, but the fob still was. I just heard it from my rec room with the garage door open.


When I locked the Jeep using the fob, it didn't unlock on its own. No idea what the issue is. The Jeep should NOT be unlocking by itself just because you are standing near it with the fob. Definitely a safety/security concern.
I am having this same issue going on with my 14' summit but also this is happening while I am driving. Not only do I not feel comfortable leaving anything in my vehicle, I feel this is a huge safety issue, especially while traveling highway speeds with a 5 year old in the back seat. This is very concerning. I've told my dealership this once, but of course, they couldn't duplicate problem.
I notice that it seems to happen more frequently with warmer temps and it happened intermittently throughout the day yesterday while on the road for work. I keep expensive equipment in my jeep while in customers homes and can't afford for it to go missing. I'm supposed to take it back in next Tuesday but already feel as I know how it will go. This needs to be fixed!
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Re: This is ridiculous. Key fob --auto unlocking

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I am having this same issue going on with my 14' summit but also this is happening while I am driving. Not only do I not feel comfortable leaving anything in my vehicle, I feel this is a huge safety issue, especially while traveling highway speeds with a 5 year old in the back seat. This is very concerning. I've told my dealership this once, but of course, they couldn't duplicate problem.
I notice that it seems to happen more frequently with warmer temps and it happened intermittently throughout the day yesterday while on the road for work. I keep expensive equipment in my jeep while in customers homes and can't afford for it to go missing. I'm supposed to take it back in next Tuesday but already feel as I know how it will go. This needs to be fixed!

Yours sounds like a separate issue or rather malfunction . Our problems should never happen if the keyfobik is "inside" the car. Makes a big difference where the keyfobik is...
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:35 AM
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Re: This is ridiculous. Key fob --auto unlocking

Reversed the Cheap out of the garage to sort out some things. Shut it down and locked it with the door handle button, then went to the front door of the house to let the dog out. Walked back past the Cheap and heart it unlock.

Aussie MY14, mild dry weather, car not wet for several days, definitely not an accidental fob press... did have mobile in hand and active at the time.

Any progress on this problem?

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Reversed the Cheap out of the garage to sort out some things. Shut it down and locked it with the door handle button, then went to the front door of the house to let the dog out. Walked back past the Cheap and heart it unlock.

Aussie MY14, mild dry weather, car not wet for several days, definitely not an accidental fob press... did have mobile in hand and active at the time.

Any progress on this problem?

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Re: This is ridiculous. Key fob --auto unlocking

Bob compared to many sector competitors in Australia, the Grand Cherokee is very well equipped for the price. As such, I refer to it as the Cheap... being a play on Jeep.

It's a term of endearment.

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Re: This is ridiculous. Key fob --auto unlocking

Honestly, I wish it were possible to delete this option when buying. I'm fine with standard locks, ignition and key fob. Nevver let me down.
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