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- Jan 21, 2020
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- southern il
never a dull moment!! ,you'll find it within an hour of taking delivery of new one..give ol' murphy a swift kick in the "butt" when you do...So I got this new Jeep a few weeks ago and yesterday I had to take my wife 60 miles away for a Dr. appointment.
I get in the Jeep and start it. While in my driveway my wife says she forgot her pocketbook in the house so I open the door, go in and get it. No problem.
I drive 55 miles, without stopping or opening the window or door and it beeps and says "The Key Fob left the Vehicle".
This car doesn't really use a key, it is a stupid thing that just has to be in the car. I keep it on a belt loop with a brass hook.
I look at the thing on my belt and just the ring is there on the hook, the electronic thing that starts the car is gone.
We go to a diner and I stupidly figure the fob fell under the seat and I search for it. Of course if it was under the seat, the car would start but now we are in a diner parking lot, 60 miles from home and the car won't start.
I call Jeep and ask them if there is any way to start this car without the key fob, I figured maybe through osmosis or black magic. No such luck.
I called my friend and asked him to pick up my wife and bring her to her Dr. which he did.
Luckily I am friends with the diner owner who doesn't even have a fish tank and he offers me his car to drive home, the 60 miles and get my other key fob.
I do that and open my garage expecting to find the thing on the garage floor. Nope. I can't find it anyplace.
I had to have it to initially start the car, but now it disappeared off the face of the Earth.
I drove the guys car back (after I filled it with gas) and started my car with the spare key fob. I have been looking all morning but there is only like a 10 square spot where I walked before I got in the car. It's unbelievable and weird. Interesting, but weird.
The key fob is $350.00 so like the price of 4 or 5 copperband butterflies.