Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas
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Randomly, keyfob won't unlock doors
I had this problem last winter, then once the weather warmed up, it went away all spring/summer/fall. It just happened again for the first time this year. Maybe this only happens when it gets cold.
I swear I'd seen other threads about this same issue, but can't find any of them anymore. Maybe the thread I remember is from that other forum...
Sometimes, very randomly, I'll go to unlock the jeep with my keyfob remotely, and nothing happens. I can press buttons all I want on my key, and nothing. Lock, unlock, alarm... nothing. Like the keyfob is dead.
I'll use the key manually to open the door, the alarm goes off, stick the key in the ignition and turn it to silence the alarm... then the keyfob works again just fine.
REALLY f'n annoying.
Not a dead/dying battery on the keyfob, replacing it last year didn't help at all. It just went away gradually as the weather warmed up (I guess).
Anyone know if there's a fix? REALLY don't want to have to go into my local Jeep dealership's service department. Those guys are useless liars and crooks - notoriously well-known as the worst service department in the state.