You've never had anything slide out of your pocket while sitting? In your car? In a restaurant? The point is it's easier to lose when the key with proximity remote systems, even if it doesn't happen that often. It's a verifiable fact, no one has ever lost a key when it's in the ignition.First, the moment the keys go about 10' from the steering wheel you would get the visual/audbile alert, so you would know pretty much immediately.
Second, where are you putting your keys that is so easy to lose them, your short shorts from the 70s?
If you're driving with your doors off and have holes in your pockets, get some binder twine and tie them to yourself.
I'd bet this would happen less often than you make it seem.
Actually, my wife's Audi Q7 does not give you an audible alert when the person with the keys walks away. I'm not so dense that I would ignore something like that. This is probably a bug and needs to be looked at, but again the point is it is susceptible to flaws and situations that I've found myself in - driving away without the keys after dropping my wife off and not realizing it until you get to the destination and shut off the engine.Are they falling into a transdimensional hole? The moment they leave the vehicle you get a warning, if you ignore that, then that's on you. Now if you turn off the vehicle and part ways without asking for your keys back, yeah it can happen, just like if they drive there, and you just forget to swap physical keys currently.
Take some personal responsability, auto mfrs shouldn't be forced to limit options to the least capable of the herd.
Anyone who finds key management too difficult shouldn't be allowed on the road, for the safety of everyone else.
Do a search online. It happens with many different makes' proximity remotes and I'm sure some will experience it with the JL too. Not to mention many times the proximity key is frustrating and doesn't consistently unlock the doors, requiring multiple pulls at the handle before it actually "senses" it. It trades simplicity which the Wrangler is known for for convenience and more electronics. No need to throw the baby out of with the bathwater and scrap the whole system but know that these systems are far from perfect.