So the MY14 fob does not have the plastic extension which is used to "key" start the engine in the event of a fob battery failure that is on the MY11-13 fobs. How do you start the engine on the 2014's in this situation?
There is something in the manual about holding the opposite end of the fob from where the key is, directly against the start button. Having never seen this set up it didn't make a lot of sense to me, but it there for your reading pleasure.Thanks, but the metal key is a glove box and emergency door key. Same as MY11-13.
Thanks RoF. Please explain how "Voila" works if the battery is dead. Is it a magnet? Residual battery power?It uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to authenticate the dead fob with the button. You press the fob against the button and voila, she starts!
My Jeep is in Jessup, Md., the last train stop. My salesman told me they are sometimes slow to get them on to trucks. There is one in the tracking thread that waited for 4 days. And it's less than 2 hours away.Thanks RoF. Please explain how "Voila" works if the battery is dead. Is it a magnet? Residual battery power?
Bill_de: I'll bet your car is here in Albany at the Selkirk railyard. I frequently see truckloads of Grand Cherokees coming out of there onto I-87.
Want me to check it out for ya?bill_d said:My Jeep is in Jessup, Md
Thanks, Rof. As I said before, I learn something every time I am on this site. You can see and read about the new fob in the User Guide and Owner's Manual which are on the Official Jeep website under the Owner's tab.Could someone take a pic of the new MY14 remote so we can all see how it looks? I know for one that I am curious to see it.
I said the same thing until I got used to a car that has the keyless entry and start. Its so convenient not to have to get the keys out of your pocket to unlock the doors or the hatch, or to lock the doors, or to start the vehicle. Especially a big deal for a woman who has to dig through a purse to find keys.Is turning a key so difficult that they had to come up with a new system that needs batteries? And, they still have to hide a key inside the computer thingy. I've never owned car with the key less start, but I had a loaner from Acura a couple of times. I never felt that just having to press the button, instead of turning a key, was a big step forward in convenience.
Ain't that the truth! I'm getting pretty old and when I first got the '11 GC with the keyless I thought it was just technology for technology's sake. Two years later and I really get annoyed when I have to dig my pickup truck's key fob and key out of my pocket to open the door and stick the key in the ignition. They wife has been jealous of that feature too and it just cost me a 2014 Limited for her.I said the same thing until I got used to a car that has the keyless entry and start. Its so convenient not to have to get the keys out of your pocket to unlock the doors or the hatch, or to lock the doors, or to start the vehicle. Especially a big deal for a woman who has to dig through a purse to find keys.
I will never buy another car without the feature.