Not Starting Jeep "THING"

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Anyone try pressing the fob to the start button while pushing the brake pedal? If that works, replace battery in fob.
 

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Went to start up my JLR today, Key-Fob in pocket, foot on the break pedal, hit the button nothing. Dash has usual message, foot on break push start. The thing was the break pedal would not move, hard as I pushed, nothing. Got out hit the Remote Start, started right up, turned it off got back in stared up as usual, everything back to normal.
WTF......
Since the engine did not start, the brake pedal got hard because the brake vacuum booster was depleted of its vacuum. Once the engine starts, the booster resumes normal operation.
 

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Well if you are at all aware of the auto market and manufacturing.... the days of a vehicle being of county “X” is nearly impossible now. Global market for everything. Either tooling, or equipment, or engineering, component manufacturing, material.... the list goes on and on.

Not saying it is a bad thing at all. Just reality.
It’s a bad thing. Think Takata as the latest debacle. If there were numerous manufacturers of airbags it would not have been the cluster fuck it became.
 

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It’s a bad thing. Think Takata as the latest debacle. If there were numerous manufacturers of airbags it would not have been the cluster fuck it became.
Over a period of time, we received a multitude of postcards and letters that advised us of the ostensibly urgent need to replace the original front driver and passenger airbag modules in our two Hondas. As the vehicles were years old by then, I simply deferred having said replacements attended to until I had to go to the dealer for the annual safety and emission inspections.

I do recall the dealer struggling to maintain sufficient inventory, and us having to return once because one particular module that was supposed to be in stock, wasn't.

A mild cluster, yes.
 

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Over a period of time, we received a multitude of postcards and letters that advised us of the ostensibly urgent need to replace the original front driver and passenger airbag modules in our two Hondas. As the vehicles were years old by then, I simply deferred having said replacements attended to until I had to go to the dealer for the annual safety and emission inspections.

I do recall the dealer struggling to maintain sufficient inventory, and us having to return once because one particular module that was supposed to be in stock, wasn't.

A mild cluster, yes.
The Takata airbag scandal —and ensuing bankruptcy— has hit Japanese automakers hard, and Honda in particular. Honda has had to pay out of pocket for most of those very expensive retrofits. And there’s growing evidence that Honda has cut corners elsewhere to recoup some of that money.

Between those faulty airbags, the trouble-prone ZF 9-speed automatic transmission it uses on Acuras and high-end Hondas, and Honda’s never-ending issues with its infotainment system, Honda’s standing on the reliability charts has fallen dramatically from its former glory.

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Went to start up my JLR today, Key-Fob in pocket, foot on the break pedal, hit the button nothing. Dash has usual message, foot on break push start. The thing was the break pedal would not move, hard as I pushed, nothing. Got out hit the Remote Start, started right up, turned it off got back in stared up as usual, everything back to normal.
WTF......
This has happened to me a couple of times. Whilst sitting in the Jeep, I lock it using the fob and then unlock it. The Jeep starts no problem after that.
Hello, we are sorry to hear that you are having this concern with your Jeep. We recommend bringing this to the attention of your dealer for additional support if needed. In the future, do not hesitate to reach out to our team privately for additional assistance during your dealer visit.

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this happened to my wife yesterday. dealer couldn't recreate it today and no codes were thrown. they opened a case for it tho so they could monitor it, but without much to go on it's wait and see if it happens again. if it does hopefully she/we have the sense to analyze it a little better and it just not be an "oh shit, get it going" kinda thing.
 

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The brake pedal 'Thang' has not happened again but I randomly get No Key Fob Detected when it's in my pocket. Does not stop me from starting and driving.
 

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Went to start up my JLR today, Key-Fob in pocket, foot on the break pedal, hit the button nothing. Dash has usual message, foot on break push start. The thing was the break pedal would not move, hard as I pushed, nothing. Got out hit the Remote Start, started right up, turned it off got back in stared up as usual, everything back to normal.
WTF......
I had the exact same thing happen to my Jeep. Three different times it wouldn't start and the break was hard. It sat at the dealership for weeks and they could not duplicate the issue. After the third time (along with being in the shop 8 times with other unresolved issues) I drove it to Carmax and dumped it. 6,066 miles on it. (FCA did NOTHING to help) :swear: :angry:
 

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I reported this years ago. Just have to push the brake pedal harder.

Definitely threw me off when it happened when the Jeep was new!
NO amount of "pushing the brake pedal harder" started my Jeep.
 

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I had the exact same thing happen to my Jeep. Three different times it wouldn't start and the break was hard. It sat at the dealership for weeks and they could not duplicate the issue. After the third time (along with being in the shop 8 times with other unresolved issues) I drove it to Carmax and dumped it. 6,066 miles on it. (FCA did NOTHING to help) :swear: :angry:
Does that mean you are now Jeep-less?
 
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