My service passive entry light was on , The Jeep service manager told me to bring it in to get it corrected.. So instead,I did what bluesman suggested.. It works!...The best part is that I didn't even have to think!Why do you think the jeep has a Quick Connect on battery? It is a COMPUTER! Needs a REBOOT Once and a while. Think People!
This definitely works... I had to do this once before and just had to do it again. Thanks for the reminder on how to "simply" reboot the car. Last time, I had an appointment scheduled and read this online and it saved me a trip to the dealer. Not sure what triggers it, but last night I left my coat in the car that had the key fab in it... perhaps it's a security issue?? Thanks again!!So, just to let anyone know if this happens to your car what I did to fix mine. I was getting the light on my dash of a key shown in the previous post. Plus, I was getting an error that said, "service passive entry system". When I called Jeep, they had not seen that yet and asked me to bring it in. My appointment isnt until next week. I replaced the battery in my key fob even though the vehicle is 2 months old. The light and error were still there. later I went back to my car and the light and error was still there so I pushed the button to just to turn the car on but not start it to run (push button without pushing brake) and it's like the car reset itself. the light and error are gone. I will keep an eye on it of course but just wanted to let anyone know who experiences this problem what worked for me. It's not anywhere in the manual.
I have a 2015 Jeep Renegade. This light just came on. Dealer wanted to charge me to do a test. They thought it was a bad key fob but I knew that wasn't the case since this was happening with both my key fobs. I did try pushing the start button (without the brake) and that did NOT work for me. I then tried disconnecting the Negative Battery Terminal and let it sit for 30 mins and it worked like a charm! So thanks for this.who said. DISCONNECT THE NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL AND LET IT SIT FOR 15 MINUTES. That did it. This got so bad for me that none of the door locks were working and I was having to old school it. Did this and the whole thing is better. It's a computer. Reboot it.