Servicing the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango

Last year, the Chrysler Corporation exhibits at the Detroit Auto Show were just plain sad. There were no new product offerings, and the only “Concept Vehicle” didn’t even have a name. The whole thing reminded me of a funeral. This year’s show...

In photo 38, we have a properly cut key inserted into the lock. Note the vertical slots cut into the front of the lock plug. These slots provide a weak spot that will allow the face of the lock to shear in two if someone attempts to force the lock to turn with a screwdriver or other force tool.

All in all, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango are relatively easy to service. And, if you have the proper equipment, software, and FOBIKs or FOBIK Hybrid keys, you should be able to compete favorably with the dealer for replacement FOBIKs and lost keys. In addition, lockouts can be easily dealt with using equipment that you probably already have. Judging from the response of the automotive press, you will probably see a lot of these on the street sooner rather than later.


In the past year, Steve Young has reported on Servicing the 2011 Ford Fiesta, Servicing the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia & Saturn Outlook and Servicing the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.


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