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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2015, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Twice now I've sat in my 2015 KL Cherokee limited 2.2 diesel auto (UK model) and it has started up all by itself. Had it two weeks. 500 miles. Each time before it started the car was stationary in park with handbrake on and engine off. First time it started coincided with twiddling the radio volume knob. Second time I was doing nothing. Both times my foot was even off the brake pedal and the keys in my pocket. Any ideas?!! There no remote start button on the key fob. And I don't think our Uconnect connects to the net.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2015, 01:36 PM
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dont know if they have start/stop where you are but someone here posted something about that feature starting the car
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.... There no remote start button on the key fob. And I don't think our Uconnect connects to the net.
I would think someone was pranking you but with NO remote start, this definitely sounds like a dealership visit. Good luck getting that one diagnosed.

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it was just my lack of experience/understanding. the system wil fire up the engine when some sort of load happens. i.e you turn the stereo on/on louder. or you switchon the AC. it seems, doing nothing, the stop/start will remain stopped unless you invoke it to start again when the car requires more electrical power I suppose.
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@stiej1977 are you referring to ESS and the engine restarting?
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.... the car was stationary in park with handbrake on and engine off. .... my foot was even off the brake pedal and the keys in my pocket.
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it was just my lack of experience/understanding. the system wil fire up the engine when some sort of load happens. i.e you turn the stereo on/on louder. or you switchon the AC. it seems, doing nothing, the stop/start will remain stopped unless you invoke it to start again when the car requires more electrical power I suppose.
Welcome back, it's been a while!

The system fires up the engine while in park with park brake on, foot off the brake and keys in your pocket?

The diesel models must operate way differently. That description breaks a lot of ESS rules in the gas models. The user manual even states the engine may need to be started from scratch if the park brake is engaged while the engine is stopped.

If the Electric Park Brake is applied with the engine off,
the engine may require a manual restart and the electric
park brake may require a manual release (depress brake
pedal and press Electric Park Brake switch).

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