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Hello everybody.
I'm from Switzerland, drive a Jeep Trackhawk and have a little problem. I need a replacement key with remote start function.
In Switzerland we have keys WITHOUT a remote start button.
The Jeep dealer now wants a VIN number from a 2018 Trackhawk WITH the original remote start key.

Can someone please help me and give me a VIN number?


greetings from Switzerland
 

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Hello everybody.
I'm from Switzerland, drive a Jeep Trackhawk and have a little problem. I need a replacement key with remote start function.
In Switzerland we have keys WITHOUT a remote start button.
The Jeep dealer now wants a VIN number from a 2018 Trackhawk WITH the original remote start key.

Can someone please help me and give me a VIN number?


greetings from Switzerland
I'm confused. Did your key have remote start? Did you purchase through a dealer in Switzerland or the US? Why not go through your dealer? Sounds sketch to have a random stranger give you their VIN #.
 

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They don’t offer the remote start for EU, maybe all exports. I think he’s trying to get around this by using a US VIN but yeah, I’m not handing mine out either.
 

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They don’t offer the remote start for EU, maybe all exports. I think he’s trying to get around this by using a US VIN but yeah, I’m not handing mine out either.
Then maybe it's time to buy a third party remote start - seems like that would be a much easier route as someone's going to have to wire it anyway. Even if he found a VIN, would a vehicle that isn't equipped with remote start be able to then accommodate a remote start?
 

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Bought in Switzerland.
The remote start can also be activated on EU models. Needs a few things and a key with the remote start button.
The dealer can only order this with a VIN of an American model. That's his statement.
 

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Even if he found a VIN, would a vehicle that isn't equipped with remote start be able to then accommodate a remote start?
I’m pretty sure you can Oder a fob off EBay. Hopefully that’ll help
Using AlfaOBD and a key from eBay would be all it takes. No dealer involvement needed.
Unless the vehicle PIN is needed, then that has to come from the dealer.
 

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Hello everybody.
I'm from Switzerland, drive a Jeep Trackhawk and have a little problem. I need a replacement key with remote start function.
In Switzerland we have keys WITHOUT a remote start button.
The Jeep dealer now wants a VIN number from a 2018 Trackhawk WITH the original remote start key.

Can someone please help me and give me a VIN number?


greetings from Switzerland
Gotta admit, this is the weirdest question/request I’ve seen to date on this forum.
Best of luck with your remote start issue (I got nothin for ya) and hope you enjoy the TH on some of those Swiss roads.
 

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I'm fairly certain that a Jeep dealer can resolve that problem. The worst case scenario is that the dealer simply reprogram new FOBs from scratch.
This request has a funny smell.
 
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