Jeep Cherokee (KL): Keyless enter-n-go

The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the vehicle's Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go. This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle's door(s) without having to push the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.

NOTE:

  • Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to "Uconnect Settings" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.
  • If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response time.
  • If the vehicle is unlocked by Passive Entry and no door is opened within 60 seconds, the vehicle will re-lock and if equipped will arm the security alarm.

To Unlock From The Driver's Side

With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver's door handle, grab the front driver door handle to unlock the driver's door automatically.

Grab The Door Handle To Unlock
Grab The Door Handle To Unlock

NOTE: If "Unlock All Doors 1st Press" is programmed all doors will unlock when you grab hold of the front driver's door handle. To select between "Unlock Driver Door 1st Press" and "Unlock All Doors 1st Press," refer to "Uconnect Settings" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.

To Unlock From The Passenger Side

With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the passenger door handle, grab the front passenger door handle to unlock all four doors and the liftgate automatically.

NOTE: All doors will unlock when the front passenger door handle is grabbed regardless of the driver's door unlock preference setting ("Unlock Driver Door 1st Press" or "Unlock All Doors 1st Press").

Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE Transmitter In Vehicle (FOBIK-Safe)

To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch is in the OFF position.

FOBIK-Safe only executes in vehicles with passive entry.

There are three situations that trigger a FOBIK-Safe search in any passive entry vehicle:

  • A lock request is made by a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter while a door is open.
  • A lock request is made by the Passive Entry door handle while a door is open.
  • A lock request is made by the door panel switch while the door is open.

When any of these situations occur, after all open doors are shut, the FOBIK-Safe search will be executed. If it finds a Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside the car, and it does not find any Passive Entry RKE transmitters outside the car, then the car will unlock and alert the customer.

NOTE: The vehicle will only unlock the doors when a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is detected inside the vehicle, and no valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is detected outside the vehicle. The vehicle will not unlock the doors when any of the following conditions are true:

  • The doors are manually locked using the door lock knobs.
  • There is a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter outside the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of either Passive Entry door handle.
  • Three attempts are made to lock the doors using the door panel switch and then close the doors.

To Unlock/Enter The Liftgate

The liftgate passive entry unlock feature is built into the electronic liftgate release.With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft (1.0 m) of the liftgate, push the electronic liftgate release to open with one fluid motion.

NOTE: If "Unlock All Doors 1st Press" is programmed in EVIC/DID (if equipped), all doors will unlock when you push the electronic release on the liftgate. If Unlock Driver Door 1st Press is programmed in Uconnect, the liftgate will unlock when you push the electronic release on the liftgate. Refer to "Uconnect" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.

To Lock The Liftgate

With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft (1.0 m) of the liftgate, push the passive entry lock button located to the right of electronic liftgate release.

NOTE: The liftgate passive entry lock button will lock all doors and the liftgate. The liftgate unlock feature is built into the electronic liftgate release.

Electronic Liftgate Release/Liftgate Passive Entry Location
Electronic Liftgate Release/Liftgate Passive Entry Location

 To Lock The Vehicle's Doors And Liftgate

With one of the vehicle's Passive Entry RKE transmitters within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door handles, push the door handle LOCK button to lock all four doors.

DO NOT grab the door handle, when pushing the door handle lock button. This could unlock the door(s).

Push The Door Handle Button To Lock
Push The Door Handle Button To Lock

DO NOT Grab The Door Handle When Locking
DO NOT Grab The Door Handle When Locking

NOTE:

  • After pushing the door handle button, you must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by pulling the door handle without the vehicle reacting and unlocking.
  • If Passive Entry is disabled using Uconnect System, the key protection described in Preventing Inadvertent Locking of Passive Entry RKE Transmitter in Vehicle remains active/functional.
  • The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE transmitter battery is dead.

The vehicle doors can also be locked by using the lock button located on the vehicle's interior door panel.

General Information

The following regulatory statement applies to all radio frequency (RF) devices equipped in this vehicle: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and

2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

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