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2016 Overland Electronics issues (Plant Mode etc)

So i'm wondering if anyone else has had these issues with their 2016+. A couple times now since owning (custom order 0 miles) i've noticed remote start did not function. So i hop in and the dash reads "Plant Mode". After power cycling a few times i can get it functioning normal, but it's as if the computer has reset all settings to default and I have to re-configure everything.

Now it's gotten worse. The morning of Dec 24th, it was fairly cold just below freezing and I come out and the Jeep didn't remote start. Hop in, "Park Sense Unavailable", Check engine light is on, lots of lights flashing. I can actually start the truck, but it will not shift into gear (electronic shifter doesn't even attempt to change gear sliding back and forth). A message on the screen reads "shift into park and then into gear" or something, no luck there sliding back and forth. I literally had to disconnect the battery for over an hour, and then i'm back in "Plant Mode". Finally after a bunch of cycling i get it to function normal with a check engine light on, then eventually that goes away. I think i'm past the relative fluke.

2 days later it's morning of the 26th, and it's no remote start and back to plant mode. I'm about sick of this. I called the shop and the tech is insistent "It can't possibly be in plant mode, i know that". Well dipstick, that's what it says right on the dash. Just wondering if anyone else has had any of these troubles? If I can't rely on a jeep to reliably function correctly, i might as well just drop the coin and go to a Range Rover. The only reason I didn't was because of "reliability". Lot of good that did me.

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And to top it off, this thing has a mind of it's own. Here is video of it flashing a single tail light in the middle of the night. 15 minutes after this rear right tail light flashes, the left one flashes... But not both at once. WTF.
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It would be helpful to have the codes read and report.

Here is a couple threads where plant mode came up. Typically plant mode means one of the modules ran a start up diagnostic, it failed and it disabled itself into a known state which is the so called plant mode. Once the fault is corrected, it will exit plant mode. Not all techs would recall this from their training.



The intermittent dash light illuminated type faults you seem to have can be a bear to diagnose. Nine times out of ten its turns out to be a TIPM or security module problem.

Some haunted vehicle info perhaps in these threads:



I recall threads on starting and remote starting issues similar to the ones you've seen, but don't have them handy. If there is an active fault recorded, or its low on fuel, its not going to remote start.

Off hand, sounds like you have a TIPM or harness problem, but the PCM controls a lot of it and perhaps there is an internal intermittent PCM fault, given the resets. Just guessing.

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Appreciate it ColdCase! I'm going to get it in on thursday and I'll pass along info from those threads and hope they get it corrected!
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