I have a 2014 WK2 Summit 4X4 V8. When using the keyfob to open the liftgate, I have to click the liftgate button 4 times (instead of the normal 2 clicks) to get the liftgate to open or close. The first double click, I can hear some module(s) waking up, the tach and coolant/gas gauge/shifter handle light up, but the liftgate doesn't operate. When I click the keyfob with two 2X clicks, then it operates like its supposed to. I've tried using fast clicks, slow clicks (within 5 seconds, like the OM says), but it makes no difference.
Dealer already tried initializing the vehicle again, (they mentioned the VCM and BCM) but that didn't help.
Any advice is appreciated. Maybe JeepCares can look into it?
You have to unlock the doors first and then the two clicks works. Doesn't make any sense but that's the only way I've been able to make it work on two clicks. Maybe a software update coming as more people complain.
Just tried this on my '14. One click to unlock, two more to open tailgate. So those clicking four times are clicking one time too many. Not really a tailgate problem. I wonder if there's a setting to open the tailgate with the vehicle locked? If so, then it would only take two clicks to open the tailgate.
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Mine: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland V/6 ORA II
Michelin LTX M/S 2's
I have a '14 limited and 2 clicks opens the tailgate every time
I hope yours keeps working like that because on the other board, sounds like I'm not the only one with the problem. Seems to work as it should for a while, then it stops working with 2 clicks. I'm not positive, but I could swear mine worked correctly for its first week or so. Could be as more 2014's get some miles on them, they lose some functions.
Just for everyone's info., my 2013 WK2 only requires 2 clicks to open the hatch - locked or unlocked. If the vehicle is locked with the alarm activated, and the hatch is opened with the FOB, the alarm is deactivated but the doors stay locked. The alarm automatically re-activates when the hatch is closed and the doors, or course, remain locked. Seems like that's how it should work to me ... !?