Fob Locked Inside - Jeep Renegade Forum
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fob Locked Inside

I was wondering if there was a way to unlock your renegade if you accidently lock the smart key inside the jeep. Lets say you leave the smart key in the cup holder and accidently lock the car. how do you unlock it without using the other smart key? what if you lock both smart keys in the car?
SithElement is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 10:38 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)
Will it even let you do that? I don't have any experience yet with these smart keys, but I thought I had heard it won't let you lock the doors with the fob inside the vehicle?
26921 is offline  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 10:49 AM
Senior Member
 
Oldav8tor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Thumb of Michigan
Posts: 296
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
The manual says if the fob is within 5 feet of the door handle you can lock or unlock the car with the door handle unless you have disabled the passive locking function. It doesn't say the fob has to be on your person.

With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the driver’s door handle, grab the front driver
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically

You've got two - why not experiment? :-)

2016 Solar Yellow Renegade Trailhawk
1952 Willys M38A1
Oldav8tor is offline  
 
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 10:55 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldav8tor View Post
The manual says if the fob is within 5 feet of the door handle you can lock or unlock the car with the door handle unless you have disabled the passive locking function. It doesn't say the fob has to be on your person.

With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the driver’s door handle, grab the front driver
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically

You've got two - why not experiment? :-)
True, but I heard they are directional and the fob needs to be on the outside of the vehicle, so the 5 feet wouldn't include being inside the vehicle. But an experiment would work. I just wouldn't try locking both inside as a test.
26921 is offline  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 11:10 AM
Senior Member
 
Oldav8tor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Thumb of Michigan
Posts: 296
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
I think Crafty42 is right. Reading the manual (always a good idea) it says you can't lock the vehicle with the button on the handle if a fob is detected inside the vehicle when another fob is not detected outside the vehicle. You can, however lock it manually.

NOTE: The vehicle will only unlock the doors when a
valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is detected inside the
vehicle, and no valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is
detected outside the vehicle. The vehicle will not unlock
the doors when any of the following conditions are met:
• The doors are manually locked using the door lock
knobs.
• There is a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter outside
the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of either Passive
Entry door handle.

2016 Solar Yellow Renegade Trailhawk
1952 Willys M38A1
Oldav8tor is offline  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 11:33 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
This happened to me a couple weeks ago at work. Started the jeep and had my phone keys and wallet in the cup holder. Jumped out to grab my coffee cup and got caught up talking to someone. The doors then automatically locked and I was screwed.

Edit: I no longer take my keys out of my pocket.
Dartser is offline  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 11:57 AM
Senior Member
 
tazzel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Coloarado
Posts: 442
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 152 Post(s)
I was wondering the same thing. These key fobs are so big and clunky. I was trying to figure out how to keep the key in the jeep and lock it at the same time. Soon I think vehicles will be standard for eye or figure print ID.
tazzel is online now  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 02:17 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: West Fargo ND
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Wife did this at the grocery store. She was able to open the trunk and retrieve the fob.
Bruce is offline  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 02:40 PM
Junior Member
 
First Name: Trey
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Hanna City, IL
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I have to passive key push button deal on my trailhawk. I accidently shut it inside when closing the hatch and the hatch popped back open. I also attempted to do this by shutting the driver's door with the fob inside and it also unlocked. I did not have the other passive key fob near the vehicle at either time. Not sure if that helps or not. I would just experiment with having the extra key/fob somewhat in the area you are doing the test.
antirocker is offline  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 03:31 PM
Senior Member
 
First Name: Tom
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: SF Bay Area, CA, USA
Posts: 580
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 166 Post(s)
"Smart key"? Bwahahahaha!
lamont is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Renegade Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Keyless Fob Panic Alarm Jabber60 Electronics, Audio, and Lights 25 03-28-2016 10:27 PM
Key Fob Malfunction Irishcopper Problems/Issues 2 01-07-2016 12:50 PM
Brakes or Trans locked when shifted into Drive VALKYRII Problems/Issues 5 12-08-2015 08:18 PM
Smaller Key Fob? B440 Electronics, Audio, and Lights 8 09-16-2015 04:36 PM
Key fob/remote start rfcth2015 Electronics, Audio, and Lights 13 08-20-2015 12:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off