Autopark Engaged Jeep [Guideline for All Jeep Models!]

Jeeps have been around since the 1940s, but few of them have the capability of an autopark. This unique feature allows for convenience and ease of use, making it a great choice for Jeep owners.

However, in some of the Jeep models, the autopark feature is malfunctioning. Autopark engages by itself and Jeep owners seem to have difficulty turning it off.

So, how do you turn off an autopark engaged jeep?   

Firstly, make sure the seat belt is buckled. Second, close the driver’s door firmly and properly. Third, press the pedal brake. Fourth, shift the gear into the P position. Finally, shift the gear from P to D. This will turn off the autopark on your Jeep. You can also disable the autopark feature of your Jeep car.

That’s only the briefing though. To know all the information, keep reading the article till the end.

What is the Autopark Feature in Jeep?

What is the Autopark Feature in Jeep

An autopark feature is actually safety software that’s integrated into Jeep vehicles. The autopark feature helps the drivers to properly park and exit the vehicle. If any error or any step is not maintained, it engages.

This software helps the vehicle go into the ‘park’ mode automatically. So, when the autopark is engaged, the Jeep lacks the throttle response.

The following Jeep models have the autopark feature available:

ModelAutopark Feature
Jeep CherokeeAvailable
Jeep Grand CherokeeAvailable
Jeep WranglerAvailable
Jeep CompassAvailable
Jeep GladiatorAvailable
Jeep RenegadeAvailable

There are a few things that cause the autopark feature to engage. I’ve discussed them in the next segment!

Why Does the Autopark Feature Engage in Jeep?

In Jeep vehicles, the autopark features turn on for these conditions. Note that all of  these conditions have to be met in order for the autopark to engage.

  • The seatbelt of the driver is unbuckled.
  • The driver’s door is open or not closed properly.
  • The vehicle is not in park.
  • The brake pedal is not depressed.
  • The vehicle speed has to be lower than 2 kilometers per hour (or 1.2 MPH).
  • Vehicle is equipped with 8-speed transmission.
    If you’ve found an auto park engaged jeep grand cherokee, it’s probably not on 4WD. Jeep Grand Cherokee has 4WD where the autopark feature doesn’t work.
  • Turning off the ignition without the gear being in P.

When all of these conditions are met together, the autopark will engage. You will see an indication that “auto park engaged press brake push button to shift gear”. This means that the autopark is engaged.

Autopark Feature Engage in Jeep

There are also some cases where autopark engages. For instance, if the driver attempts to shift into P while moving, the autopark may engage.

Moreover, autopark will engage only when the vehicle speed is 1.2 MPH or less within 5 seconds of the shift to park request.

The vehicle will lock itself to ‘park’ mode and you cannot budge it. In such situations, you may find the transmission system not shifting to overdrive.

The message “Vehicle Speed is too high to shift” will display in the EVIC if the vehicle speed is above 1.2 MPH.

Now, let’s learn how to turn off the autopark feature on the Jeep models.

How to Disengage the Autopark Feature?

Now, I’ll be discussing how you can turn on the autopark feature of all Jeep models. Follow the steps below to successfully disengage autopark on your Jeep car:

  • First, buckle up your seatbelt. It’s only applicable to the driver’s seatbelt. 

If you find the seatbelt to be hard to buckle up, consider attaching seatbelt comforters, it’ll help greatly!

  • After that, make sure the driver’s door is properly closed. The Jeep should have a ‘door open warning light on the dashboard. If it’s red, then you open the door and close it properly.
  • Next, press the pedal brake.
  • Then, shift your gear to the P position. This lets the vehicle system know that you’re properly parked.
  • Finally, when you shift your gear to D, the autopark will disengage.

Some people remove the doors on a Jeep Wrangler. If you’re wondering how to turn off autopark on jeep wrangler without doors, there’s no need to worry.

how to turn off autopark on jeep wrangler

As soon as the wiring harness of the Jeep Wrangler doors is disconnected, you’re safe. That way, the car will think that the doors are closed. 

This won’t affect the autopark feature. To access the wiring harness, you may need to right sized Torx bits for Jeep Wrangler doors.

If the autopark feature is not helpful to you and you want to disable it, you can! You can use this video as a guideline for it-

Note that, It’s a safety feature after all. Disabling the autopark isn’t recommended by Jeep. So if any mishap happens after disabling it, Jeep won’t take any responsibility! 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

How do I turn on autopark?

To turn on the autopark feature, drive slowly on a public road and look for parking spaces. The autopark will detect the free parking space. Still, double-check the free parking space to see if it’s safe. If the parking space is okay, shift the gear into reverse and press ‘start autopark’ on your touchscreen.

How do I manually reset Uconnect?

To manually reset Uconnect, first, park your vehicle in a safe spot and put it in run mode. Then, press and hold the turner and volume buttons. Hold the buttons for at least  30 seconds. Finally, the infotainment system on the car should flash once and go dark. This means the Uconnect has been reset.

How do I reset my Jeep?

To reset your Jeep, start off by turning on your ignition. Wait to start the vehicle, yet. After that, press the ‘Step’ button until you see a mile count. That mile count is how many miles you have left before a service. Finally, press the ‘Reset’ button beside the mile count to reset your Jeep!

The Final Words

This is the end of this article. Hopefully, now you know the reasons and methods of turning off an autopark engaged jeep.

The best of bypassing the autopark feature is to park and exit your vehicle as the Jeep suggests. That way, autopark won’t engage in the first place!

Best of luck!

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