Intermittent key fob?

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Yes I am having problems with the FOB. At first it seemed somewhat random but this morning it would not work at all. I personally think the whole keyless system is a POS but fortunately it happened at home and could retrieve the other fob that worked instead of 20 miles into the mountains where2 days ago I went to play in the snow. IF i had to snow shoe out of the mountains I would have been looking for and fng engineer. Off to the dealer tomorrow. There is a reason I keep my 81 CJ around.





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Just an update that this problem was a one time thing. A bit unnerving now knowing why, but I’m glad it hasn’t happened since!
 

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Yes I am having problems with the FOB. At first it seemed somewhat random but this morning it would not work at all. I personally think the whole keyless system is a POS but fortunately it happened at home and could retrieve the other fob that worked instead of 20 miles into the mountains where2 days ago I went to play in the snow. IF i had to snow shoe out of the mountains I would have been looking for and fng engineer. Off to the dealer tomorrow. There is a reason I keep my 81 CJ around.
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I have this problem. Jeep is about 2 years old. Could it be a dying battery already?

Obviously not driving as frequently these days but it seems like it doesn't recognize the fob about 50% of the time. I have to push the button with the fob to start.

I am going to switch to the other fob and see if it still does the same thing.
 

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I have this problem. Jeep is about 2 years old. Could it be a dying battery already?

Obviously not driving as frequently these days but it seems like it doesn't recognize the fob about 50% of the time. I have to push the button with the fob to start.

I am going to switch to the other fob and see if it still does the same thing.
May be it's interference with reception? I know of areas / locations where my FOB is not recognized when using my Proximity Door Locks. It's not just my Wrangler FOB. I have another car with keyless door locks and the same happens when I am parked in the same area.

I wonder if my battery is in need of replacement also? My JLR just turned a year old. Just last week my FOB did not seem to be recognized while pushing the START button while the FOB was in my pocket. I rearranged the FOB inside of my pocket and it started. Never had a issue unit last week and it was only that one time.

Let us know if your other remote cures your problem. I might replace the battery anyway just incase.
 

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May be it's interference with reception? I know of areas / locations where my FOB is not recognized when using my Proximity Door Locks. It's not just my Wrangler FOB. I have another car with keyless door locks and the same happens when I am parked in the same area.

I wonder if my battery is in need of replacement also? My JLR just turned a year old. Just last week my FOB did not seem to be recognized while pushing the START button while the FOB was in my pocket. I rearranged the FOB inside of my pocket and it started. Never had a issue unit last week and it was only that one time.

Let us know if your other remote cures your problem. I might replace the battery anyway just incase.
I don't think it's interference. It's been happening in my garage and nothing has really changed in there. I'll let you know what I figure out.
 

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My fob didn't work two days after I picked up my Jeep, I got locked out of mine. Annoying, it didn't work a week ago too, no rhyme or reason and different circumstances. It's time to try the other fob...
 
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I still haven't had any further problems with mine. Just the one time, at a place I go to 3-4x/week. Often the same parking spot too. Definitely not interference. I hope you guys can figure it out!
 

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I don't think it's interference. It's been happening in my garage and nothing has really changed in there. I'll let you know what I figure out.
I switched to my backup fob and no problems. So I am pretty sure it is the fob. maybe the battery after 2 years? gonna switch back now and see if the problem returns. if it does I will replace the battery.
 

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Just to close the loop on this, the behavior was that even when I had the FOB with me it wouldn't recognize it and I had to start the Jeep by pressing the start button with the fob. This was usually the first time I got in the Jeep during the day and it would work ok for a few hours after that.

I replaced my fob battery and it is working normally again. So I guess the battery can die after 2 years.
 

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