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Problems Towing A 2015 Jeep Cherokee

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We have a 2015 Cherokee Latitude with the V6 and Active Drive II 4x4 transmission, Blue Ox tow bar and base plate and the Roadmaster Even Brake system.

Problem, after towing the car from Chicago to Texas, it would not recognize the keyless entry fobs. None of the remote functions would work from the fobs. Took it to the nearest dealer, it took them a week to get the right parts. They replaced some modules, a network module and a brake module, I think. All under warranty.

Just finished towing it across Texas and it is doing it again! Same problem.

Question, since the vehicle computers are never really “off”, could the application of the brakes with the Even Brake system while towing cause the computes to “wake up” and then get really confused because the wheels are turning and the engine is off? Will be taking it to the nearest dealer in the morning, again!

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As a suggestion, wrightcamping, Google Jeep Cherokee Forum and post your question there. Chances of a member of this forum towing a 2015 Jeep.... is remote. That forum may have a specific area on towing a Cherokee. Unfortunately for we Jeep owners, Jeep often make changes that we never know about until its too late and we certainly can't depend on the owners manual to always be up to date and accurate. Good luck.

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We just bought a 2015 Jeep Latitude with the V6 engine. Getting ready to go cross-country with the Blue Ox.

Just wondering if you had your problem remedied.

Can you tell me what the cause was in case we have the same?

Thank you

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Pryan1985

The Jeep has been repaired, in both cases the RF Hub had to be replaced. The cause is still undetermined. We will be taking it into a Master Hitch dealer in Huston to look at the installation of the wiring to see if they can figure anything out. We are using the RoadMaster Even Brake system which uses a small transmitter to communicate to a monitor in the motor home called the ICX. In talks with RoadMaster they think the ICX box is on the same frequency as the RF Hub. I'm not sure of this as it would have to be a very strong signal to burn out the receiver in the RF Hub. As a note, RoadMaster has special installation instructions for the 2014 Jeeps with the "Keyless" ignition and another one if it has LED tail lights. We have both. According to RoadMaster, we may have to install a battery disconnect to kill the computers and RF Hub, but then we would have to install a special 12 volt outlet to power the Even Brake auxiliary brake system. This should not have to be done and I don't like doing it but it may be the most expedient thing to do.

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Please be advised that the 2014/2015 Jeep Cherokee is unsafe to tow with the Blue Ox tow bar adaptors!!! Traveling from Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef National Parks in Utah towing our 2014 Cherokee Latitude with Active Drive II the aluminum Jeep brackets that the tow bar adaptors are mounted to broke on one side and are cracked on the other. Attempted repairs in Moab Utah but will not be able to tow the car until major repairs are done at home in Phoenix. We are very fortunate to have unhooked the jeep at Capitol Reef and discovered the broken hitch before possibly losing the whole car !!!! Not looking forward to being caught in the middle between Blue Ox and Jeep for repairs. Seventeen years towing the 1997 Cherokee with first a gas MH and now a diesel pusher (including Alaska) with no problems and little over a year with the 2014 with major repairs.

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