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2024 Jeep Compass Keys and Smart Key Guide

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2024 Jeep Compass Keys and Smart Key Owners Manual

The advanced smart key technology is new for the 2024 Jeep Compass, enabling easy car access. Drivers may easily start the engine and open doors with keyless access. Improved security features guarantee comfort on every trip.

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Jeep KEYS Guide

KEY FOBS
Your vehicle is equipped with a keyless ignition key fob.
The keyless ignition key fob supports Passive Entry, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), and Keyless Enter ‘n Go™
(if equipped), Remote Start (if equipped), and remote power liftgate operation. The keyless ignition key fob supports vehicles equipped with a START/STOP ignition button. The keyless ignition key fob also includes an emergency key, which is stored in the rear of the key fob.
The key fob allows you to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate from distances up to approximately 66 ft
(20 m). The key fob does not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.

NOTE:

  • The key fob’s wireless signal may be blocked if the key fob is located next to a mobile phone, laptop, or other electronic device. This may result in poor performance.
  • With the ignition on and the vehicle moving at 2 mph (4 km/h), all RKE commands are disabled.2024 Jeep Compass-Keys and Smart Key-fig 1
  1. Unlock Button
  2. Liftgate Button
  3. Emergency Key
  4. Lock Button
  5. Remote Start Button
  6. Panic Button

NOTE:
In case the ignition switch does not change with the push of a button, the key fob may have a low or fully depleted battery. A low-key fob battery can be verified by referring to the instrument cluster, which will display directions to follow page 259.

To Unlock/Lock The Doors And Liftgate
Push and release the unlock button on the key fob once to unlock the driver’s door. If selected within Uconnect Settings, pushing the unlock button twice within five seconds will unlock all the doors and the liftgate. To lock all the doors and the liftgate, push the lock button once on page 133.
When the doors are unlocked, the turn signals will flash and the illuminated entry system will be activated. When the doors are locked, the turn signals will flash and the horn will chirp.

Key Left Vehicle Feature
If a valid key fob is no longer detected inside the vehicle while the vehicle’s ignition system is in the ON/RUN or START position, the message “Key Fob Has Left The Vehicle” will be shown in the instrument cluster display along with an interior chime. An exterior audible and visual alert will also be activated to warn the driver.
The vehicle’s horn will rapidly chirp three times along with a single flash of the vehicle’s exterior lights.

NOTE:

  • The doors have to be open and then closed for the vehicle to detect a key fob. The Key Left Vehicle feature will activate when the first door is closed and no key fob is detected in the vehicle. If the warning has been activated, and the other doors are closed, no other warnings will be issued.
  • These alerts will not be activated in situations where either the vehicle’s engine is left running with the key fob inside, or the key fob’s wireless signals are blocked.

Replacing The Battery In The Key Fob
The replacement battery is one CR2032 battery.

NOTE:

  • Customers are recommended to use a battery obtained from Mopar®. Aftermarket coin battery dimensions may not meet the original OEM coin battery dimensions.
  • Perchlorate material — special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate for further information.
  • Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back housing or the printed circuit board.

Key Fob:

  1. Remove the emergency key (2) by sliding the emergency key release (1) on the back of the key fob and pulling the emergency key out with your other hand.
    2024 Jeep Compass-Keys and Smart Key-fig 2
    1. Emergency Key Release
    2. Emergency Key
  2. Separate the key fob halves using a #2 flat-blade screwdriver or a coin, and gently pry the two halves of the key fob apart. Make sure not to damage the seal during removal.
    2024 Jeep Compass-Keys and Smart Key-fig 32024 Jeep Compass-Keys and Smart Key-fig 4
  3. Remove the back cover to access and replace the battery. When replacing the battery, match the (+) sign on the battery to the (+) sign on the inside of the battery clip, located on the back cover. Avoid touching the new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch a bat-tery, clean it with rubbing alcohol.
  4. To assemble the key fob case, snap the two halves together.

WARNING!

  • The integrated key fob contains a coin cell battery. Do not ingest the battery; there is a chemical burn hazard. If the coin cell battery is swallowed, it can cause severe internal burns in just two hours and can lead to death.
  • If you think a battery may have been swallowed or placed inside any part of the body, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Keep new and used batteries away from children. If the battery compartment does not close securely, stop using the product and keep it away from children.

Programming And Requesting Additional Key Fobs
Programming the key fob may be performed by an authorized dealer.

NOTE:

  • Once a key fob is programmed into a vehicle, it cannot be repurposed and reprogrammed into another vehicle.
  • Only key fobs that are programmed to the vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.

WARNING!

  • Always remove the key fobs from the vehicle and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
  • For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter ‘n Go™ Ignition, always remember to place the ignition in the OFF position when exiting the vehicle.

Duplication of key fobs may be performed at an authorized dealer. This procedure consists of programming a blank key fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank key fob has never been programmed.

NOTE:

  • When having the Sentry Key Immobilizer system serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an authorized dealer.
  • Keys must be ordered to the correct key cut to match the vehicle locks.

SENTRY KEY

The Sentry Key Immobilizer system prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The sys-tem does not need to be armed or activated. Operation is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked.
The system uses a key fob, keyless push-button ignition and a Radio Frequency (RF) receiver to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. Therefore, only key fobs that are programmed into the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The system cannot reprogram a key fob obtained from another vehicle.
After placing the ignition in the ON/RUN position, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb checks, it indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that someone attempted to start the engine with an invalid key fob. If a valid key fob is used to start the engine but there is an issue with the vehicle electronics, the engine will start and shut off after two seconds.
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than
10 seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible by an authorized dealer.

CAUTION!
The Sentry Key Immobilizer system is not compatible with some aftermarket Remote Start systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security protection.

All of the key fobs provided with your new vehicle have been programmed to the vehicle electronics page 259.

NOTE:
A key fob that has not been programmed is also considered an invalid key.

IGNITION SWITCH

KEYLESS ENTER ‘N GO™ IGNITION
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition with the push of a button as long as the key fob is in the passenger compartment.
The START/STOP ignition button has three operating modes. The three modes are OFF, ON/RUN, and START.2024 Jeep Compass-Keys and Smart Key-fig 5

  1. OFF
  2. ON/RUN

The push-button ignition can be placed in the following modes:

OFF

  • The engine is stopped.
  • Some electrical devices (e.g. power locks, alarms, etc.) are still available.

ON/RUN

  • Driving mode.
  • All electrical devices are available (e.g. climate controls, heated seats, etc.).

START

  • The engine will start.

NOTE:
If the ignition state/mode does not change with the push of a button, the key fob may have a low or depleted battery. In this situation, a backup method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the key fob against the START/STOP ignition button and push to operate the ignition.2024 Jeep Compass-Keys and Smart Key-fig 6

WARNING!

  • When exiting the vehicle, always remove the key fob from the vehicle and lock your vehicle.
  • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.

WARNING!

  • Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for several reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the gear selector.
  • Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location accessible to children, and do not leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with Key-less Enter ‘n Go™ in the ON/RUN position. A child could operate power windows, and other controls, or move the vehicle.
  • Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat buildup may cause serious injury or death.

CAUTION!
An unlocked vehicle is an invitation for thieves. Always remove the key fob from the vehicle and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.

NOTE:

  • For information on normal starting, see
  • When opening the driver’s door and the ignition is in the ON/RUN (engine not running) position, a chime will sound to remind you to place the ignition in the OFF position. In addition to the chime, the “Vehicle On” message will display in the cluster.

REMOTE START — IF EQUIPPED

2024 Jeep Compass-Keys and Smart Key-fig 7This system uses the key fob to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still maintaining security. The system has a range of approximately 328 ft (100 m). Remote Start is used to defrost windows in cold weather and to reach a comfortable climate in all ambient conditions before the customer enters the vehicle.

NOTE:
Obstructions between the vehicle and key fob may reduce this range page 259.

WARNING!

  • Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or confined area. Exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
  • Keep key fobs away from children. Operation of the Remote Start system, windows, door locks or other controls could cause serious injury or death.

HOW TO USE REMOTE START
Push and release the Remote Start button on the key fob twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, the parking lights will flash, and the horn will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the engine will start, and the vehicle will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle. Pushing the Remote Start button a third time shuts the engine off.

To drive the vehicle, push the unlock button and place the ignition in the ON/RUN position.

NOTE:

  • With Remote Start, the engine will only run for 15 minutes.
  • Remote Start can only be used twice.
  • If an engine fault is present or the fuel level is low, the vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
  • The parking lights will turn on and remain on during Remote Start mode.
  • For security, the power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is in the Remote Start mode.
  • The ignition must be placed in the ON/RUN position before the Remote Start sequence can be repeated for a third cycle.

All of the following conditions must be met before the engine will remotely start:

  • Gear selector in PARK
  • Doors closed
  • Hood closed
  • Liftgate closed
  • Hazard switch off
  • The brake switch is inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
  • Battery at an acceptable charge level
  • The panic button was not pushed
  • System not disabled from previous Remote Start event
  • Vehicle Security Light flashing (if equipped)
  • Ignition in the OFF position
  • Fuel level meets minimum requirement
  • The vehicle Security system is not signalling an intrusion
  • Malfunction Indicator Light is not illuminated

WARNING!

  • Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or confined area. Exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
  • Keep key fobs away from children. Operation of the Remote Start system, windows, door locks or other controls could cause serious injury or death.

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TO EXIT REMOTE START MODE
To drive the vehicle after starting the Remote Start sys-tem, push and release the START/STOP ignition button before the end of the 15-minute cycle.
The Remote Start system will turn the engine off if the Remote Start button on the key fob is pushed again, or if the engine is allowed to run for the entire 15-minute cycle. Once the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN position, the climate controls will resume previously set operations (temperature, blower control, etc.).

NOTE:

  • For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter ‘n Go™ — Passive Entry feature, the ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position to drive the vehicle.
  • For vehicles equipped with the Keyless Enter ‘n Go™ — Passive Entry feature, the message “Remote Start Active — Push Start Button” will show in the instrument cluster display until you push the START/STOP ignition button.
  • To avoid unintentional shutdowns, the system will be disabled for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote Start request.

REMOTE START FRONT DEFROST ACTIVATION — IF EQUIPPED
When Remote Start is active, and the outside ambient temperature is 40°F (4.5°C) or below, the system will automatically activate the front defrost for 15 minutes or less. The timing is dependent on the ambient temperature. Once the timer expires, the system will automati-cally adjust the settings depending on ambient condi-tions. See “Remote Start Comfort Systems —
If Equipped” in the next section for detailed operation.

REMOTE START COMFORT SYSTEMS — IF EQUIPPED
When Remote Start is activated, the front and rear defrost will automatically turn on in cold weather. The heated steering wheel and driver heated seat feature will turn on if programmed in the Comfort menu screen within Uconnect Settings page 133. In warm weather, the driver-vented seat feature will automati-cally turn on when Remote Start is activated if programmed in the Comfort menu screen. The vehicle will adjust the climate control settings depending on the outside ambient temperature. Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
The climate controls will automatically adjust to the optimal temperature and mode settings depending on the outside ambient temperature. This will occur until the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN position where the climate controls will resume their previous settings.

Manual Temperature Control (MTC) — If Equipped

  • In ambient temperatures of 40°F (4.5°C) or below, the climate settings will default to maximum heat, with fresh air entering the cabin. If the front defrost timer expires, the vehicle will enter Mix mode.
  • In ambient temperatures from 40°F (4.5°C) to 78°F (26°C), the climate settings will be based on the last settings selected by the driver.
  • In ambient temperatures of 78°F (26°C) or above, the climate settings will default to MAX A/C, Bi-Level mode, with Recirculation on.

For more information on ATC, MTC, and climate control settings, see page 42.

NOTE:
These features will stay on through the duration of Remote Start, or until the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN position. The climate control settings will change, and exit the automatic defaults if manually adjusted by the driver while the vehicle is in Remote Start mode. This includes turning the climate controls off using the OFF button.

REMOTE START WINDSHIELD WIPER DE-ICER ACTIVATION — IF EQUIPPED
When Remote Start is active and the outside ambient temperature is less than 33°F (0.6°C), the Windshield Wiper De-Icer will activate. Exiting Remote Start will resume its previous operation. If the Windshield Wiper De-Icer is active, the timer and operation will continue.

REMOTE START ABORT MESSAGE — IF EQUIPPED
One of the following messages will display in the instrument cluster display if the vehicle fails to remote start or exits Remote Start prematurely:

  • Remote Start Aborted — Door Open
  • Remote Start Aborted — Hood Open
  • Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
  • Remote Start Aborted — Liftgate Open
  • Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle To Reset
  • Remote Start Aborted — Too Cold
  • Remote Start Aborted — Time Expired

The message will stay active until the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN position.

FAQs

What type of key does the 2024 Jeep Compass use?

The 2024 Jeep Compass uses a traditional physical key as well as a smart key.

Does the 2024 Jeep Compass come with a keyless entry system?

Yes, the 2024 Jeep Compass offers keyless entry as a standard or optional feature depending on the trim level.

How does the keyless entry system work on the 2024 Jeep Compass?

The keyless entry system on the 2024 Jeep Compass allows the driver to unlock and lock the doors without physically using the key by simply pressing a button on the door handle when the key fob is within proximity.

Can you start the 2024 Jeep Compass without inserting the key into the ignition?

Yes, if equipped with a smart key, the 2024 Jeep Compass can be started by pressing a button on the dashboard while the key fob is inside the vehicle.

What happens if the smart key battery dies in the 2024 Jeep Compass?

If the smart key battery dies, you may need to use the physical key to unlock the doors and start the vehicle. Some models may have backup procedures for starting the car without the smart key.

Does the 2024 Jeep Compass offer remote start capability?

Yes, the 2024 Jeep Compass offers remote start as a feature on select trim levels, which allows the driver to start the vehicle from a distance using the key fob.

How do you use the remote start feature on the 2024 Jeep Compass?

To use the remote start feature, you typically press the remote start button on the key fob twice within a certain timeframe. This starts the vehicle’s engine remotely.

Does the 2024 Jeep Compass offer a panic button on the key fob?

Yes, the key fob for the 2024 Jeep Compass typically includes a panic button that can be pressed to activate the vehicle’s alarm system in case of an emergency.

What should you do if you lose your smart key for the 2024 Jeep Compass?

If you lose your smart key, you should contact a dealership or locksmith to have a replacement key programmed for your vehicle.

Does the 2024 Jeep Compass have a keyless ignition system?

Yes, the 2024 Jeep Compass may offer a keyless ignition system, allowing you to start the vehicle without inserting a physical key into the ignition slot.

Can you customize the settings related to the smart key features on the 2024 Jeep Compass?

Yes, the settings related to the smart key features such as auto-locking and unlocking can often be customized through the vehicle’s infotainment system.

Does the 2024 Jeep Compass have a feature to prevent you from locking the keys inside the vehicle?

Some models of the 2024 Jeep Compass may offer a feature that prevents you from locking the keys inside the vehicle, either through a warning system or by automatically unlocking the doors when the key is detected inside.

What is the range of the keyless entry system on the 2024 Jeep Compass?

The range of the keyless entry system can vary depending on environmental factors, but it typically extends several feet from the vehicle.

Can you disable the keyless entry system on the 2024 Jeep Compass?

The ability to disable the keyless entry system may vary depending on the model and trim level of the 2024 Jeep Compass.

Are there any security features to prevent unauthorized access to the 2024 Jeep Compass?

Yes, the 2024 Jeep Compass may offer security features such as encryption and rolling codes to prevent unauthorized access to the vehicle.

Does the 2024 Jeep Compass offer a feature to remind you if you leave the keys behind?

Some models of the 2024 Jeep Compass may offer a feature that alerts you if you exit the vehicle without taking the keys with you.

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