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Hi everyone,

I have a 2017 manual jeep Renegade. Two days ago I drove the jeep in the morning, and when I tried to drive somewhere later that evening the car wouldn’t start. I have since tried to jump the vehicle, which didn’t work.
Initially, a lock symbol showed up, but that has since gone away. It will return, though, if I lock the car and come back a little while later.

I tried to attach a video of what happens when I press the clutch down and hold down the ignition button, but the best I can do is a picture. I can’t tell if the vehicle is trying to turn over and just can’t (dead battery) or if the vehicle is just implementing a hard stop and not even trying to start. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Immobilizer Fail / VPS Electrical Alarm Indicator Light

Immobilizer Fail / VPS Electrical Alarm Indicator Light This telltale will illuminate when the vehicle security system has detected an attempt to break into the vehicle. NOTE: After cycling the ignition to the ON/RUN position, the Vehicle Security Warning Light could illuminate if a problem with the system is detected. This condition will result in the engine being shut off after two seconds.


replace the key fob battery and put the keyfop against the remote start button and try to start.

otherwise i say dealer or look on you tube
 

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Yeah, did both those things before I posted, but thought perhaps there might be someone out there who had witnessed the issue persist even after replacing the fob battery and doing the fob to button method. Looks like I might need to talk to the dealer.
 

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Welcome.

I'd disconnect the battery, check the battery condition and connection.
Don't jumpstart with another car as this can lead to issues with some of the electrical systems. Invest in a li-Ion jumper pack instead.
 

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Yeah, check the car's battery. If you trip the immobilizer due to low system voltage, it can be a PITA to get it back to just letting you turn the car on (this is not just a jeep thing).
 

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yeah, unfortunately I tried to jump the battery a couple days ago when the problem first arose, since I did initially think that was the problem. However, I wasn’t able to start the vehicle even during or after the jump, so I’m wondering now if the battery really is to blame. The car says that the battery is sitting at about 11-12 volts, and all the lights and peripherals are turning on just fine. I also removed the ground of the battery to try and “reset” the car, but that didn’t work either. Would I need to remove both terminals? I figured that breaking the circuit would be enough, but I could try and remove the positive terminal, too, to see if that does anything.
 

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yeah, unfortunately I tried to jump the battery a couple days ago when the problem first arose, since I did initially think that was the problem. However, I wasn’t able to start the vehicle even during or after the jump, so I’m wondering now if the battery really is to blame. The car says that the battery is sitting at about 11-12 volts, and all the lights and peripherals are turning on just fine. I also removed the ground of the battery to try and “reset” the car, but that didn’t work either. Would I need to remove both terminals? I figured that breaking the circuit would be enough, but I could try and remove the positive terminal, too, to see if that does anything.
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