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I almost left my GC on all night.

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I own a 2012 Overland V8.

I almost left my GC on all night, lucky I had to run down to the parking garage to grab some remaining items. If the vehicle was left on and I walked away from it with the key fob, will it turn off after 15 minutes or would the truck have stayed on all night until it ran out of gas?

I'll have to pay close attention when pressing the button to turn the car off.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:26 AM
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Re: I almost left my GC on all night.

It would have run until the gas ran out, or the engine overheated and died. There is a thread here somewhere discussing leaving the Jeep with the fob in your pocket and engine running. If it wasn't locked, someone could have driven it away, wrecked it, and probably sued you.
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Some info I found is below- Not sure if this would be the case if the engine is running.


If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or ON/RUN (engine not running) position and the transmission is in PARK, the system will automatically time out after 30 minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the OFF position.
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Re: I almost left my GC on all night.

Check out this thread:
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Re: I almost left my GC on all night.

Never left mine with the engine running, but the ignition times out after 30 mins as I found out while doing an update.
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Re: I almost left my GC on all night.

I left mine running not too long ago when I ran into a deli. It was locked.

I guess there was an advantage when I always locked my car with the fob as I walked away. It meant I also had the key in hand.

I also started the car one day while I thought I was opening the hatch. I can't read the fob without glasses, and I use it so seldom I can't remember which button does what.


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Re: I almost left my GC on all night.

At least we don't have to worry about bumping the key or wearing down the inanition switch cylinder a la GM and it turning off.
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At least we don't have to worry about bumping the key or wearing down the inanition switch cylinder a la GM and it turning off.

Well gee, at least when I was driving my GM I didn't have to worry about my transmission always being in the wrong gear and not accelerating until the pedal is mashed up against the headlights.
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Re: I almost left my GC on all night.

It has happened to me couple of times. I wish the Jeep would make a sound when the engine is running and the driver door is opened. I thought of doing a hack to make it sound, but never got to it.

Every car I have driven will make a sound if the engine is running and driver door opened. Our Cayenne will make a huge continous BEEP noise when door is opened and engine running. With engine off, it just dings when door opened and key in ignition.

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Re: I almost left my GC on all night.

Not to be nasty, but doesn't everything go dark when you turn off your Jeep? Can't remember the '12 ( I have a '14), but wouldn't the radio and the illumination of that radio stay on if you left the Jeep running?
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Re: I almost left my GC on all night.

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Not to be nasty, but doesn't everything go dark when you turn off your Jeep? Can't remember the '12 ( I have a '14), but wouldn't the radio and the illumination of that radio stay on if you left the Jeep running?
If the comment is directed at me, here is the situation: I live in a high-rise building with parking underground. There are a few massive exhaust/inlet fans that blow air into the parking garage to circulate the air. When these fans are on they are extremely loud. Everything does go dark in the car, I usually notice it but for the life of me can't remember if everything turned off. I also had a lot on my mind with things that come up in life.

An unlikely situation was that I might have been fooling around with the keyfob and hit remote start twice.

I guess in the end I'm glad I went to check on it and the car didn't overheat, etc.
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Not to be nasty, but doesn't everything go dark when you turn off your Jeep? Can't remember the '12 ( I have a '14), but wouldn't the radio and the illumination of that radio stay on if you left the Jeep running?

Depending on settings. My radio stays on until I open the door. I'm not sure about the dash.


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