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Old 12-04-2013, 11:26 PM
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SWO3ES, those are some freaky stories!
Aren't they?!? Like I said, rationally we all know it makes no sense, especially since its across many generations of the GC that have really no more in common than any other SUVs, but then it seems like it happens too much to this specific model to be a coincidence...

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Would pushing down the start/stop button and holding it for few seconds shut down the vehicle? I remember reading something like that back when Toyotas were trying to drive on their own. Cheers, -A
It does.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:16 AM
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And Nissan too. Doesn't the Audi A8 have the transmission/shifter? Can't wash those either
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:41 AM
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

I hate push button starters. I do think they are gimmicky. If you slide a finger nail or something non scratching like a pen cap, and pull the pouch button off, and look for anything between that and the spot where the FOB can be inserted to start the vehicle.

I also like to stay in the vehicle to check for any leaks, better to know sooner than later.

The push button thing sounds like it must be the culprit if you have confirmed the vehicle is in neutral and running when you have exited the vehicle. BTW, the JGC does get a little bent if you leave the vehicle running and take the FOB out of the car with you, maybe that the issue or whats causing the problem.

I found this out leaving my teenage daughter in the car with it running while I jump out at the grocery to grab something quick. She reported that all sorts of warning alerted while I was gone. The JGC has self protect items all throughout the car. I am replacing a fuel cap, that keeps popping open. anyhow the check engine light goes off each time, with a gross fuel system leak error. When remote starting the Jeep will only run for about 30 seconds because of the check engine light not being addressed. A self preservation feature built in to the vehicle. Try leaving and extra FOB with the RFI chip in the vehicle while you have all in neutral, and see how that works. Make sure the transaxle, 4WD system is in the normal position. I don't ever have to put the round knob in the neutral mode.

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Re: Carwash Conundrum

Its because Jeeps are meant to be dirty, they freak out and go blowing through the car wash, much like trying to give your dog a bath.
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

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Its because Jeeps are meant to be dirty, they freak out and go blowing through the car wash, much like trying to give your dog a bath.
I agree. However both my herding collies love the water. They will head for the cool tub after a run or a lesson. My collie girl gives me the evil eye if the cool off tub is frozen solid. Hey you come on take care of this. She also likes to share the cooling effect of the water with all those around her by shaking herself to share.

Wash your Jeep? Why? They like being dirty. even WK2s like to be dirty.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:52 PM
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The push button thing sounds like it must be the culprit if you have confirmed the vehicle is in neutral and running when you have exited the vehicle. BTW, the JGC does get a little bent if you leave the vehicle running and take the FOB out of the car with you, maybe that the issue or whats causing the problem.
Push button start is hardly unique to the Jeep. Push button starters have been around for 10+ years at this point...

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I found this out leaving my teenage daughter in the car with it running while I jump out at the grocery to grab something quick. She reported that all sorts of warning alerted while I was gone. The JGC has self protect items all throughout the car. I am replacing a fuel cap, that keeps popping open. anyhow the check engine light goes off each time, with a gross fuel system leak error. When remote starting the Jeep will only run for about 30 seconds because of the check engine light not being addressed. A self preservation feature built in to the vehicle. Try leaving and extra FOB with the RFI chip in the vehicle while you have all in neutral, and see how that works.
The check engine light/fuel light has nothing to do with the push button start. When you leave the vehicle it does chime and says that the key fob is not detected, but thats all. There are no more or less alerts than any other car I've had with push button start.

The vehicle operates as normal when the key is removed while its running until its shut off.
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

Ugh, carwashes. I haven't been to one since my sister took her Liberty through one and when she came out, her foglamp was dangling on the bumper.

That was in 2005.

I wash my vehicles myself now.
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If you slide a finger nail or something non scratching like a pen cap, and pull the pouch button off, and look for anything between that and the spot where the FOB can be inserted to start the vehicle.
The button doesn't come off on the '14s. There's a RFID chip in the fob that allows you to start the vehicle with a dead fob battery by pushing the button with the rounded end of the fob. If you pop out the button you've broken it.

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Would pushing down the start/stop button and holding it for few seconds shut down the vehicle?
No, that doesn't work. You get a warning on the EVIC that the vehicle must be in park to shut it off.

I also think the push button start is a gimmick. I admit it's handy sometimes, but I could live without it. All new vehicles are crammed full of technology that makes them more susceptible to problems. There are a lot of people who crave the latest and greatest of everything. Be careful what you wish for!
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I also think the push button start is a gimmick. I admit it's handy sometimes, but I could live without it. All new vehicles are crammed full of technology that makes them more susceptible to problems. There are a lot of people who crave the latest and greatest of everything. Be careful what you wish for!
We love the push button start, especially my wife. She will not drive a car without it now that she's had it. Its easier for us, our keys are just in our pockets but women digging through purses, etc.

Far more cars have it now than don't, its a gimmick like TV is a gimmick
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

Why not just leave the engine running?

Or you could pull the trans release in the center console, never pulled it so don't know if it would reset easy or not.
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