Anyone else having issues with push button start?

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Happened to me twice today. Went out into the Jeep to take my father to lunch and it wouldn't start. Had to press the unlock button on the FOB a couple of times and then it started. Same thing happened after lunch. Just a little bit frustrating. Anyone else experience this?
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Normally, I get in the Jeep, step on the brake, push the button and everything works as it should. But, over the last few weeks, every once in a while, I'll get in and step on the brake and notice the pedal doesn't really depress. When this happens the Jeep never starts when the button is pushed. I'm assuming (and just realizing this as I type) the vehicle doesn't realize the brake is being depressed and, therefore, won't start. When this happens, I'll have to push the button, basically turning the key to "Aux" or "On", then try another time or two before the engine starts.
No idea why this is happening all of a sudden.
 

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Normally, I get in the Jeep, step on the brake, push the button and everything works as it should. But, over the last few weeks, every once in a while, I'll get in and step on the brake and notice the pedal doesn't really depress. When this happens the Jeep never starts when the button is pushed. I'm assuming (and just realizing this as I type) the vehicle doesn't realize the brake is being depressed and, therefore, won't start. When this happens, I'll have to push the button, basically turning the key to "Aux" or "On", then try another time or two before the engine starts.
No idea why this is happening all of a sudden.
And also, just pushing hard on the brake pedal will do it too.
 

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Enter jeep, apply brake--push button/release and let the system "ARM", wait a couple seconds push button again and hold for start-

Works for me

W.E.

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Normally, I get in the Jeep, step on the brake, push the button and everything works as it should. But, over the last few weeks, every once in a while, I'll get in and step on the brake and notice the pedal doesn't really depress. When this happens the Jeep never starts when the button is pushed. I'm assuming (and just realizing this as I type) the vehicle doesn't realize the brake is being depressed and, therefore, won't start. When this happens, I'll have to push the button, basically turning the key to "Aux" or "On", then try another time or two before the engine starts.
No idea why this is happening all of a sudden.
Mine did this for the first time today????
 

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I had this happen when the doors were off and I assumed it was because I didn't unlock. I have noticed it constantly says the fob has left the vehicle when it's in my pocket.
 

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Has happened 3 times for me now. Once at the dealership 8 miles on odometer. A few weeks later then Today two months old. Not sure if stomping the $h!t out of the breaks or 100000 pushes of start got it going but wow was I pissed. Glad it was not my wife and son in it. Have a call from the service manager in the morning will follow up if I get any info. My sales guy did answer me withen a min of my text he easily could have blown me off but cudos to Brian at McKinney Dodge inTX for answering a message he knew was not gonna be a good one!!!
 

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Well I got CHASTIZED several times for it, so I shortened it-

Still means the same, but with interpretation !

W.E.

JIMBO
WHATEVER, JIMBO.....!!!! ;)
 

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Has happened 3 times for me now. Once at the dealership 8 miles on odometer. A few weeks later then Today two months old. Not sure if stomping the $h!t out of the breaks or 100000 pushes of start got it going but wow was I pissed. Glad it was not my wife and son in it. Have a call from the service manager in the morning will follow up if I get any info. My sales guy did answer me withen a min of my text he easily could have blown me off but cudos to Brian at McKinney Dodge inTX for answering a message he knew was not gonna be a good one!!!
Has happened 3 times for me now. Once at the dealership 8 miles on odometer. A few weeks later then Today two months old. Not sure if stomping the $h!t out of the breaks or 100000 pushes of start got it going but wow was I pissed. Glad it was not my wife and son in it. Have a call from the service manager in the morning will follow up if I get any info. My sales guy did answer me withen a min of my text he easily could have blown me off but cudos to Brian at McKinney Dodge inTX for answering a message he knew was not gonna be a good one!!!
Was there a solution to your problem? We just bought a used 2018 Sahara with 17K miles and the next day this problem happened. Again the next day but not on day 3. Its back at the dealer while they try to "recreate" the problem...which they are saying they are unable to do.
 

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Was there a solution to your problem? We just bought a used 2018 Sahara with 17K miles and the next day this problem happened. Again the next day but not on day 3. Its back at the dealer while they try to "recreate" the problem...which they are saying they are unable to do.
I did not have remote start problem just figured out had to depress break peddle harder than most push to start vehicles. Have not had any problems starting it since figuring it out. Hope you get it figured out, the Jeep is a blast once it starts!
 

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My issue is the opposite! I stop, put the Jeep in park, pull on the hand brake. Then I push the button to stop the motor. My foot is on the brake so it goes to accessories! I have learnt to take my foot off the brake.

My wife's Mini Cooper does the same thing :)
 
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