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Unread 04-21-2015, 03:25 PM   #1
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Rear Hatch Door Opening on its own

I searched and could not find anything on this. Three times now I have gone out to a parking lot to find the rear hatch on my 2011 GC wide open. I am assuming that I am somehow hitting the button on the remote in my pocket twice while I'm close enough to the vehicle to activate the hatch but I'm not sure.
Could something else be causing the hatch to open?
Is there anyway to adjust the sensitivity of the remote or disable the hatch function?
Fortunately I was not away from the vehicle for long but Its strange to come out and find your car wide open, one time it was even raining and I don't want this to continue.
Any information appreciated.

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Unread 04-21-2015, 04:13 PM   #2
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How old are the batteries in the FOB? Weak batteries can cause issues. For instance, you push the lock button, and instead it triggers the hatch to open. Try using the second FOB to see if that happens. If not, it's either the FOB or the battery.
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Unread 04-21-2015, 06:22 PM   #3
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Try not having anything in your pocket except the FOB. Some FOBs are more sensitive than others. I fabricated a plastic cover for one of my FOBs to keep it from starting the Jeep whenever it wanted. The other FOB seems to be OK, but I still don't put anything is the pocket with it.
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Unread 04-21-2015, 06:41 PM   #4
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Same thing, three nights in a row; come out in the a.m. and the hatch is wide open. Took the fob apart and found a little spider in there. Set him free, no more problems.
I think there should be a lock of some kind on that button (push it twice, push two buttons at the same time, etc.), though. Way too easy to open the hatch and not know it.

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Unread 04-21-2015, 06:45 PM   #5
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On my 15 JGC if I walk up to the Jeep with my fob in my front pant's pocket next to my leg and my iPhone in the same pocket but on the outside, away from my leg, the auto unlock on the doors doesn't work.
Pull the iPhone out and they work fine.
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