The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the most popular Jeep vehicle models ever made. If you are an owner of one of these tough, rugged vehicles, you may encounter a few common problems. You should always have a professional Jeep repair shop take care of any major issues, but here is one issue you can handle on your own.
Most Jeep Grand Cherokees come standard with an anti-theft immobilizer and alarm system. You or a child may set the alarm off accidently. Acts of nature, such as strong winds or earthquakes, can also set off the alarm system. The immobilizer is more difficult to set off, as it requires insertion of something other than the vehicle key into the ignition. However, if someone inserts the wrong key into the ignition, it could activate the immobilizer. In the case of either event, you need to know how to deactivate the system in order to use your vehicle.
First, you need to close all doors except the driver door. Then, press the lock button on the keyless entry fob (keychain control device) to lock all doors. Close the driver door, and wait for the flashing security light on the fob to slow. This takes about 20 seconds. Once the flashing slows down, the system is reset. Open your door normally, and you are ready to go.
Jeep repair shops like C&R Transmission in Moberly handle routine maintenance and major repairs when your Jeep vehicle is not running properly. Contact us to schedule an appointment so you can get back on the road.