A no crank or no start condition may develop due to electronic lockup of the wireless control module (WCM), also referred to as the Sentry Key Remote Entry Module (SKREEM). When this module fails the remote keyless entry system will also not operate. The WCM is commonly replaced to correct this concern.
Car Problem Reports
Jeep Patriot Engine Will not Start Due to Wireless Control Module Fault
Jeep Patriot Problem
Average Mileage: 70,125 mi (20,000 mi - 118,000 mi)
Visitor, 2011 Jeep Patriot
Jeep does not start do to WCM. Had to have the jeep towed to dealer and was told to would cost around 375 to fix. The vehicle is only 25 months old.
Visitor, 2007 Jeep Patriot
2008 Commander, DOA. Happened 7/29/2013, today is 9/7/2013 still waiting for part to repair vehicle. Chrysler sucks on replacement parts, will not authorize loaner or reduce charge for repair. 41 days and counting.
My Jeep Patriot has had electrical problems since day one. I had the dealership (Kelly's in Brookville, PA) install an automatic starter. They could not get the chrysler one to work, so then put in an off brand one. My wires under my steering wheel are crazily put together with massive amounts of black wiring tape. Anyway--throughout the years, my Patriot has done crazy things--radio would turn off. Wipers would quit. Turn signals wouldn't work. These things would be temporary, and I never took it to get it fixed. But I think they screwed up the wiring with the installation of that car starter. Now--since my warranty has expired, I have this stupid issue with the WCM (wireless control module. It is exactly what everyone else describes. I am just a "woman" but it infuriates me to think that this is an actual problem of the Jeeps in general. I researched this problem and came to the conclusion of the problem very quickly because there are so many posts about it. Now what? I spend 600 bucks to take it back to the dealership to correct it? I am a working mother and can't afford that, or I would get a new vehicle!! It eventually starts, after turning on and off every electrical thing in the car. (It's my TRICK!) but sometimes it takes so long to start that I am late for work and my son gets late for school. It doesn't have a pattern, either. It just started every day for a week, then, it has been not starting for the last two days, every time. It has not been fixed. I NEED IT FIXED. But I just don't have the money right now. Whoa is me, I know. But I thought Jeeps were supposed to last forever. That's why I bought it in the first place. My Jeep is an embarrassment.
Returning home from Canada vacation. Stopped at duty free store in Niagara Falls. When we returned our 2008 Jeep commander would not start. Dashboard readout said damaged key. Tried another key, same thing. We had vehicle towed to US Chrysler dealer, that was July 29, 2013. It is now Aug. 22, 2013, there are no parts available according to Chrysler Customer (Lack Of) Care Center. There are approx. 100 of these SKEEM modules on back order. We may have our vehicle back in mid September. Chrysler rep says Chrysler has no responsibility to me to cover rental, towing or repair costs due to AGE (5 years) and mileage (89,000miles) What a joke!!!
There is no fix at this time, I think it is unbelievable that Chrysler is so unresponsive to this problem.
I would like to hear from any other owners that have had similar problems with their Jeeps. Also if anyone else is on the national back order for this part.
Visitor, 2008 Jeep Patriot, 60,000 mi
I have the same problem and now the part is on backorder!!! I have a rent a car from the dealership and as of 7/24, it's been three weeks since i don't have my truck. Enterprise rent a car says that I will owe them $8.00 a day so now I have to call the corporate headquarters to give them hell also I have to pay a deductable of $150.00. I don't think so!!!
Visitor, 2008 Jeep Patriot, 48,000 mi
Replaced WCM by paying ~$500.00