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Old 06-27-2016, 01:26 PM
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I was very stupid

Here is the situation I found myself in yesterday...I was out on the river kayaking and had the key fob tucked in my preserver. I got back on sure and thought it would be nice to have a cool car so utilized the remote start feature and the TH kicked right up. Got to the car and thought it would be smart to set the brake since I would be working around the car getting the kayak on to the roof, etc. I placed the fob back in my preserver and threw it into the back of the car, I set the brake but I did NOT press the start/stop button to take off remote start setting, you know what happen next?! Shut the door only to find all of the doors are locked because it is still in remote start mode I guess? Luckily I was only two miles from home so made the run for the second fob. I have accidently left fob in the car before and tried to lock it only to be told fob still in car and it would not lock. Lesson learned the hard way I do guess.

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That's weird. Do you think it was the distance from the rear of the jeep to the front that allowed the vehicle to lock?
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do not think distance has anything to do with it since my preserver was in the front seat. I think it is merely the fact that when remotely started the doors are always locked to prevent someone getting in who is not suppose to get in. Still not sure why it let me shut door with fob in vehicle....weird for sure.
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do not think distance has anything to do with it since my preserver was in the front seat. I think it is merely the fact that when remotely started the doors are always locked to prevent someone getting in who is not suppose to get in. Still not sure why it let me shut door with fob in vehicle....weird for sure.
Sorry. Your post said you put the fob back in the preserver and threw it into the back of the car.
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Good time to have had the uconnect app. Can unlock from ur phone.
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Good time to have had the uconnect app. Can unlock from ur phone.

Yeah good idea. Would be wise to have a trusted family member or friend with the app too. That way if your phone is in the car to you can always borrow a stranger cell or public phone and call your trusted friend to unlock the vehicle for you with the required pin.


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.... Luckily I was only two miles from home so made the run for the second fob. ....
Wondering if the remote start feature had shut down the engine by the time you got back?
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No, car was still running 34 mins later, must say it was nice and cool and the temp guage had not moved a bit over normal reading!
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Re: I was very stupid

Wow, it's supposed to shut off after 15 minutes. I've never tested it though.
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The more I think about my scenario the more perplexing it gets...I do not recall that I touched the start/stop button to take it off remote start mode (maybe I did and do not recall?) but then why did the vehicle run for over 30mins? if I did hit the button why did the car then lock all the doors with the fob in the vehicle? In the past the doors would not lock with fob in the vehicle. Very weird....that is life I guess, by the way my phone was sitting in the console bin so of no use to me for uconnect app help (I do not subscribe to Uconnect anyway)
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The more I think about my scenario the more perplexing it gets...I do not recall that I touched the start/stop button to take it off remote start mode (maybe I did and do not recall?) but then why did the vehicle run for over 30mins? if I did hit the button why did the car then lock all the doors with the fob in the vehicle? In the past the doors would not lock with fob in the vehicle. Very weird....that is life I guess, by the way my phone was sitting in the console bin so of no use to me for uconnect app help (I do not subscribe to Uconnect anyway)
I agree it's a head scratcher. Seems one of the two fail safes would have either prevented the doors from being locked or the jeep to have continued running. Weird. Sounds like my luck.
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.... but then why did the vehicle run for over 30mins? if I did hit the button why did the car then lock all the doors with the fob in the vehicle?
My guess is you did press the Start button otherwise it would have shut down in 15 minutes. What's more likely is the interior antennas failed to pick up your fob. It's been known to happen.
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