09-24-2016, 10:43 AM
5-Year WF Supporting Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Request counsel on how to address -
2013 Wrangler Sport (no electronics/connectivity package, manual windows, etc.)
Roughly 80,000 miles
Have the Maxcare Lifetime Extended Warranty.
Has a aftermarket Compustar remote start installed.
Everything had been working well, key start and remote start for past three years.
Last week my daughter lost her key to the Jeep. I sent her another factory/OEM key. That key would start Jeep, but after a few seconds, the Jeep would stop running. Not sure why that "new" key would not work. Tried another programmed transponder key, and same result (so not a transponder key battery issue).
But, the remote start still starts the car; then she can insert either of the "new" keys to drive the car just fine.
So why does the key not work on it's own? (It's interesting that this issue only arose after using different keys that were pre-programmed to car and had been tested to work a few years ago).
Thoughts on if it is a Jeep issue or a remote start issue?
I fret brining it to Jeep to have them blame the issue on the remote start.
And I can't bring the Jeep to the remote install shop as that is across the country.
Jeep is across country from me, trying give advice to daughter on how to address
Own: 2014 JKUS & 2013 JKS