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2014 Key fob battery low??

I cant lock my doors on my jeep with the one fob as the dash says key fob battery low. Does this need a battery, or is there a way to charge them? I am shocked that the battery would need replaced in a jeep that is 2 years old.


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I cant lock my doors on my jeep with the one fob as the dash says key fob battery low. Does this need a battery, or is there a way to charge them? I am shocked that the battery would need replaced in a jeep that is 2 years old.
Batteries do die and do need replaced. Fob batteries are usually cheep.

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I just put a new battery in. Lets see how long this one lasts.

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What do you expect, that a battery will last forever? A fill up is 100$, wipers are 50$ per year, seriously buy a 5$ battery every 2 years its not worth a thread. I dont get it.
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$5 seems a little steep.
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What do you expect, that a battery will last forever? A fill up is 100$, wipers are 50$ per year, seriously buy a 5$ battery every 2 years its not worth a thread. I dont get it.
I have never had a 2 year old vehicle require a new keyfob battery. This is actually the first key fob battery I have replaced in any vehicle. Not a big deal. Cheap fix, just surprised.

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I have never had a 2 year old vehicle require a new keyfob battery. This is actually the first key fob battery I have replaced in any vehicle. Not a big deal. Cheap fix, just surprised.
The battery may have been defective (weak) when installed!

Maybe one of these days we will have 10 year batteries like in the newest smoke detectors.
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I have never had a 2 year old vehicle require a new keyfob battery. This is actually the first key fob battery I have replaced in any vehicle. Not a big deal. Cheap fix, just surprised.
It may also be that with the proximity sensing necessary to operate the Keyless Enter-N-Go system, the fob is active more, causing increased battery drain.

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I replaced the battery in the fob of my 2014 this winter. It was still working, but the distance for the remote start was dramatically reduced. Tested the old battery and it was indeed quite low. New one works great.

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I replace my fob battery once a year, on my Jeep's birthday. For $2, it's worth never having an issue. I replace my vehicle battery every 4 years. It's called preventive maintenance. The climate I live in is hard on vehicle batteries, and it really sucks to be dead on the road. I think of it like insurance, better safe than sorry.

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I replace my fob battery once a year, on my Jeep's birthday. For $2, it's worth never having an issue. I replace my vehicle battery every 4 years. It's called preventive maintenance. The climate I live in is hard on vehicle batteries, and it really sucks to be dead on the road. I think of it like insurance, better safe than sorry.
Excellent advice! Our Jeep suddenly started sounding the security alarm within a minute of being locked. We couldn't figure out what was going on and checked the fob battery. Sure enough it was almost two years old and low on voltage. Replaced it and it's been fine since.

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3 weeks later after I installed new batteries in the fob I have a key fob low battery alert back on my dash. There is obviously something wrong with this key fob.

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Yesterday I replaced the battery in the wife's 2014 Journey and my 2004 Silverado. First time for both. I am guessing the "keyless" system drains a lot more juice.

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3 weeks later after I installed new batteries in the fob I have a key fob low battery alert back on my dash. There is obviously something wrong with this key fob.
Did you buy a premium brand battery? If not, that is the issue. Buy energizer or duracell.

Then, make sure the 4 small prongs that touch the battery are a little raised. Sometimes when mine does that, I will just turn the battery a few millimeters and raise the prongs, and it's good again. Prongs tend to not touch very strongly, and it kind of corrodes where they touch so current does not flow properly.

But really, first step is to make sure that you have a new premium brand battery. All cheap alternatives fail.

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Did you buy a premium brand battery? If not, that is the issue. Buy energizer or duracell.

Then, make sure the 4 small prongs that touch the battery are a little raised. Sometimes when mine does that, I will just turn the battery a few millimeters and raise the prongs, and it's good again. Prongs tend to not touch very strongly, and it kind of corrodes where they touch so current does not flow properly.

But really, first step is to make sure that you have a new premium brand battery. All cheap alternatives fail.
I bought the same battery it came with which I checked and it is the exact same battery that is in our caddilac fob that is 3 years old. Something is wrong with the fob Im assuming.

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