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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?
 

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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?

Having played around with test-driving a '14 last week, I was curious about this as well. There's a real physical metal key inside the fob that slides out when you push some sort of release mechanism.

Of course, what you DO with that metal key is a mystery to me at this point, since I assume jabbing it into the start button won't accomplish much. :rolleyes:

So, there's half your answer. :D
 

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Thanks, but the metal key is a glove box and emergency door key. Same as MY11-13.
 

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Thanks, but the metal key is a glove box and emergency door key. Same as MY11-13.
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.


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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!
 

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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!
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.
 

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NFC requires only 1 of the 2 objects to be powered. The button is, fob not. NFC is popping up everywhere. Some stores have an NFC "sticker" that you can touch your smartphone to and it checks you into Foursquare or Facebook.
 

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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.
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. ;)



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I am 500 miles from Detroit and mine took 3 weeks to get here!
 

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Thats how the smart key system works on my Lexus, you hold the of up to the dash next to the button and it starts if the battery is dead. Most modern smart key systems work that way.

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My Jeep is in Jessup, Md
Want me to check it out for ya? ;)
 

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Thats how the smart key system works on my Lexus, you hold the of up to the dash next to the button and it starts if the battery is dead. Most modern smart key systems work that way.



Want me to check it out for ya? ;)
Sure, post pictures!



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You gotta bail me out of jail if I get caught lol
 

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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.

THanks! JAmes
 

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They're pretty plain looking, square, typical remote keyfobs.
 

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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.

THanks! JAmes
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.
 

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The '14 fob does indeed hold a regular key - you don't use that to start the car, though; that's used to lock the glovebox (in case you want to put something of value in there) then you keep the key and give the fob to a valet. You can also use the key to unlock the driver or passenger door if the battery in the fob dies, then start the car by touching the fob end opposite of where the key slides out to the start button on the dash.
 

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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.

What's everyone's opinions on this?



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The convenience is not having to take the fob/key out of your pants, jacket, briefcase, purse, etc. After you live with it for a little while, you'll realize the convenience.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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.
 
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