We have a 2013 Wrangler Unlimited ~ 25,000 mile. The other day neither of our keys would activate the starter. The Jeep was towed to a dealer who made a third key for us and charged us for it. The Jeep will now start and we have three keys that work. There is a past history of the Wireless Control module failing. (Technical Service Bulletin 08-007-08) I am concerned that the problem has not been corrected on the new vehicles. We do not want the Jeep to ignore the key when we are out in the sticks! Has this occurred for any one with a newer Jeep?
When your Jeep was towed to the dealership would it start with either of the two original keys? If not I would not have paid them a dime to fix the issue as it should have been covered under warranty. If their solution was to cut and program a third key it is still a warranty repair. Just my humble opinion...
I have a 2012 and have not seen this issue.
2012 JK Unlimited Sahara
Retired: 2002 KJ LE
I read it as he an additional key made which he got charged for which would be about right for most dealerships.
If the problem was fixed under warranty and then the customer requested a third key he should have been charged. But, if the dealer made the key as part of the repair and then the problem was taken care of some how that should be on the dealer. It is confusing from the op which came first the chicken or...
You have to have 2 programed keys already I just made a 3rd as back up. First key turn on the power don't start it just get the lights on the dash for 5 sec. Then 2nd key do same thing for 10 sec. Then put the 3rd key in for 10 seconds then done. It works slick.