Jeep Cherokee (KL): Vehicle security alarm

The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors for unauthorized entry and the Keyless Enter-N-Go Start/Stop button for unauthorized operation. While the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, interior switches for door locks and liftgate release are disabled.

If something triggers the alarm, the Vehicle Security Alarm will provide the following audible and visible signals:

  • The horn will pulse.
  • The park lamps and/or turn signals will flash.
  • The Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash.

Rearming Of The System

If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn the horn off after three minutes, turn all of the visual signals off after 15 additional minutes, and then the Vehicle Security Alarm will rearm itself.

To Arm The System

Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:

1. Make sure the vehicles ignition is cycled to the "OFF" position (refer to Starting Procedures in Starting And Operating for further information).

  • For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, make sure the vehicle ignition system is OFF.
  • For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, make sure the vehicle ignition system is OFF, and the key is physically removed from the ignition.

2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the vehicle:

  • Push LOCK on the interior power door lock switch with the driver and/or passenger door open.
  • Push the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the same exterior zone (refer to Keyless Enter-N-Go in Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle for further information).
  • Push the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.

3. If any doors are open, close them.

To Disarm The System

The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of the following methods:

Push the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.

Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the same exterior zone (if equipped). Refer to Keyless Enter-N-Go in Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle for further information.

Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF position.

  • For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, push the Keyless Enter-N-Go Start/Stop button (requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
  • For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, insert a valid key into the ignition switch and turn the key to the ON position.

NOTE:

  • The driver's door key cylinder and the liftgate button on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
  • The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during power liftgate entry. Pushing the liftgate button will not disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone enters the vehicle through the liftgate and opens any door, the alarm will sound.
  • When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.

The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your vehicle. However, you can create conditions where the system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previously described arming sequences has occurred, the Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.

If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the exterior lights will flash and the horn will sound. If this occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.

Security System Manual Override

The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the doors using the manual door lock plunger.

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