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Key Fob Malfunction

A few days ago I noticed that the key fob for my 2015 Jeep Renegade wouldn't lock or unlock the doors. I broke out the owner's manual and read up on key fob use with negative results to fix the problem. I still haven't reviewed the DVD that came with my Renegade to see if the key fob should be programed. In the meantime I queried this issue on line and came up with a solution on

As recommended I disconnected the negative cable of the battery briefly and reconnected it. The key fob worked immediately to lock and unlock all of the doors and tailgate. Eventually, I'll take it to the dealer to obtain their opinion. My Renegade has less than 1,100 miles on it. I shouldn't be dealing with this. Perhaps it's user error but I'll let them explain that to me.
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Thumbs down Key gets locked INSIDE of Renegade

My wife often puts her wallet in the front seat of our new Renegade Trailhawk (2015), then goes to load whatever in the rear through the hatch, then closes the hatch and gets in through the driver's door. This time, the car decides to lock all of the doors with the key fob INSIDE and now won't unlock!!! Jeep's answer was to have the car towed to the dealership to unlock it, or wait until I get home with the other key!!!

When I bring the car in for another problem, the service advisor says "Renegades do that"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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