FOB not working/not recognized

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So I received 3 FOB's when I purchased my Jeep, I have always used the first FOB that was handed to me, while on a road trip the FOB was not recognized, though maybe due to the hot weather the battery was dead, tried the dead battery start method, nothing, when and purchased a new battery, no change.
So glad I had grabbed another one before we left, just in case!
I guess the real question I have is, I know most receive 2 FOB's, I luckily, got 3.
How is this latest battle at the dealer to go?, based on my build sheet it does not specify 1, 2 or 3 FOBS, as well as a lot of other things, I get it that 2 FOB's is cool but 3 is much cooler.
I'm anticipating the excuse will be that I added a BT soft top or something like that.
Thoughts / opinions?
maybe @jeepwave can chime in with a resolution.
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Kinda thought that, although the vehicle is supposed to be able to have up to 8 programmed.
It worked fine for 6 weeks then took a dump, I'm preparing for the battle, my local dealer is beyond clueless about anything, liek if you say hello, it's hot out today the service idiots say "what do you mean"
 

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If it were me, and I wanted 3 fobs, and it turned out to be an issue like @mwilk012 has suggested, I'd be willing to have my dealer flash the JL for a fee to have the extra fob work.

I'd feel different if 3 fobs were on the bill of sale, wanting the dealer to do this for free.

I'm assuming you can have more than 2 fobs active at one time.

If you go this route, bring all 3 fobs to the dealer. The working ones may need to be reprogrammed too.

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Step one, I would question why you received 3 fobs to begin with. Anomalies are almost never a good thing when it comes to dealerships. If it’s something good like the dealership thought it would be nice to give you a spare $250 fob, you do need all 3 there to be reprogrammed usually as Rahneld said.

Best of luck getting it sorted out, good thing you had that spare with you. It’s a weird thing though, these batteries last a long time.
 

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Step one, I would question why you received 3 fobs to begin with. Anomalies are almost never a good thing when it comes to dealerships. If it’s something good like the dealership thought it would be nice to give you a spare $250 fob, you do need all 3 there to be reprogrammed usually as Rahneld said.

Best of luck getting it sorted out, good thing you had that spare with you. It’s a weird thing though, these batteries last a long time.
Exactly. I'm curious why he has 3. I have never been given 3 keys whenever I got a vehicle.
 
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