I had left my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee outside for about a week without driving, and when I went to drive it again the car wouldn't remain on and the alarm started going off without my remotes being able to shut it off.
I had the Jeep towed to a dealer's service dept. and they say it's a maze of steps to go through to diagnose the problem - it's been there 10 days and they are still trying to figure it out - I think part of the problem is the service level I'm getting, maybe some is confusing to figure out too. I'm now getting the $750 fix comment (circuit board to replace??) but just don't trust it's that complicated.
Can somebody help knowing how this might be simpler and less expensive to fix?? I'm just trying to get it ready to sell, so I don't want to spend another dime on it.
1) When the key is turned in the ignition the Jeep starts, the alarm goes off and the engine shuts down with a feeling like wind being taken out of the sails - it 'putters' off.
2) When activated by starting the engine, the alarm will not turn off, the only way to shut it down is to unhook the battery.
3) My remotes can lock/unlock all doors/hatch EXCEPT the driver's side door, which only works with the key's manual lock/unlock on door.
THANKS!!! (from a new user to this forum)