Engine Will not Start Due to Wireless Control Module Fault on Jeep Liberty

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.

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Average mileage: 82,921 (13,000–194,000)
10 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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2005 Jeep Liberty140,000
My Liberty has intermittently not wanted to start. I get lights, radio...everything but starting. Push up on the gear shifter... and it would start. Yesterday, it refused to start. I've got lights, radio and indicator gongs, engine will not crank. The starter doesn't even click. Battery has been tested. Checked the fuses. All appears to be in working order. Any suggestions?
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I had the exact same problem with my Jeep. When I read what the expert said at the top I thought to myself what do you do with any computer when it locks up. RESET it. I disconnected the battery waited a few seconds and then reconnected it. The car started up without hesitation. I took it straight to the dealership. Told them what Repairpal said and what I had done to fix it. They replaced the WCW and I have not had a problem with it since. Thanks Repairpal!!!!!!
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2008 Jeep Liberty90,000
Every couple of months, with no rhyme or reason, the vehcile will not start even if it was JUST running 2 minutes prior. I checked the battery and the voltage is just under 13v. I assume it's related to this. I saw a link on how to remove a fuse and put it back in 30 seconds later to fix the problem.
Sometimes when I try to start the car I put the key in and turn and nothing, try again and nothing. Try again and it starts. Doesn't happen all the time. Same thing happened at 30,000 miles and they replaced the skeem module for free. Had the car in the shop and it did it again when the service manager was present. Left the care for 2 days and they couldn't repeat the problem. Computer checked out as nothing wrong. Took it home started for 2 days fine, 3rd day same thing happened again. I think it's the skeem module again they think not. I'm confused.
2012 Jeep Liberty22,000
Car will not start intermittenly, no crank noise. Dealer says they can't repeat the problem, and the computer does not show anything. I am not happy, bought a new car because I needed a dependable car.
2011 Jeep Liberty59,000
I have the same problem with my 2011 Patriot. Usually on a short (5) min trip to the store or something when I get back in the car it will not start. Then over the next few days it will happen again often randomly but will stop for about another month until it starts doing it again for a few days. I took it to the dealership and they said it didn't produce any errors and since they couldn't get it to replicate they couldn't do anything for it. Also talked to Jeep customer service and they said the same thing. Absolutely no help at all! They even suggested next time it happens to call a tow truck where they would turn the key and put it in neutral and have it work for them I am sure. How does this get diagnosed? What test do they need to run because I am sick of it!
2012 Jeep Liberty18,000
Has no crank condition. Been to dealer 3 times & the problem continues.
Everything works but wont crank
2002 Jeep Liberty137,000
Replaced the battery could not use my power locks had no headlights or dash lights. Tried an ecu reset and now it wont do anything but crank when i turn the key.
My 2012 Jeep Liberty will not start on an average of 5 out of 7 days a week. We had a factory remote start installed hoping to get around this. The Jeep will start, but once you put the key in the ignition and turn, the motor shuts off. The Jeep dealer says nothing wrong. Daily the low tire indicator light and the brake light indicator come on while driving. Again dealer says nothing wrong all at our expense. Have only own for 10 months. Ready to dump.
2005 Jeep Liberty127,000
Security light is on. Engine will start, then stop. Tried a complete reset by removing postive from the battery, then ground for 30 seconds, then put ignition to run position without starting, then lights on, then off, then remove key. This worked for me at one time. This doesn't work now. After doing the reset, then engine will not crank either. The automatic gear shift lock does not appear to be the issue either.
When I try to start my Jeep it will not do anything. It does not click or anything, I just replaced the battery last night as it was bad and this morning it happened again. 3 times I tried and nothing, I pulled my keys out and turned my upside down and tried again....it started right up. I am assuming that it has something to do with the ignition or Key....but who knows...
2008 Jeep Liberty77,000
Daughter has had dashboard lights off and on for months. sometimes all are on and car works fine. sometimes all are off and car works fine. sometimes it doesn't work. sometimes car doesn't start. sometimes car drives funny when braking or turning. very hard to diagnose when sporadic. Repair shop plugged it in today. Five codes turned up. Determined Wireless control Module had failed. Will be replaced and main computer reprogrammed. Praying it works.
2008 Jeep Liberty90,000
not fixed yet 9-1-15
2010 Jeep Liberty114,000
It randomly won't start
2012 Jeep Liberty76,587
So the problem started about a month ago when i started my car it started and died about 5 seconds later. Took the key out and tried again and then it ran fine. The problem got worse, to the point where I figured out if I threw it into drive shortly after starting, the car would drive normal. (Knowing these is very bad on the engine). Then after a couple weeks the problem completely went away, until one day it left me stranded in a parking lot. My girlfriend came to pick me up, get it towed, etc. Then while we were trying to push it into a parking stall, she put in her spare key and the car started with no problems. Put my key in, started then died, hers back in and it ran fine. Okay we solved the problem right? Bad key whatever. Until today when it started the problem again with the "good" key. So confused. Tight on cash/trying to figure this out on my own if possible.
2011 Jeep Liberty118,300
Drove the car to the store this morning, back home. Was leaving again to attend church this morning and it would'nt crank! The dash is saying no fuse. The Jeep Manual is no help. Help me please. Did not give me any warnings.
I want to report that my car had this problem even after many attempts to fix it at the dealer. Finally it has been fixed, and I will tell you what they said was the problem in my car. The SENSOR that tells the car that it is in PARK….. was not working, so the car would not start at random. After changing the starter etc, which didn't work, they fixed this sensor and it has worked so far. So if you are having the problem with not starting, ask them to check this part. Good luck! I don't think I will buy another jeep, even though I have had 5 or 6 and loved them. This car has been a complete lemon! NOT dependable at all.
2008 Jeep Liberty128,512
Will not start
2007 Jeep Liberty67,000
Bought it used two months ago and the day we brought it home, it wouldn't start in a store parking lot. A passer-by got it to start and we took it straight back to the dealer. They kept it for two days and could not replicate the problem and no codes on the computer, so they said they couldn't do anything about it. It has sputtered a couple of times since then (randomly) but has started until today. Today we can't get it to start even after removing battery terminals, waiting and then trying again. RI-Effing-DICULOUS.
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