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When I shift the transfer case in to neutral, for towing behind my RV, and then put the transfer case back in to gear so I can drive the Jeep the power steering is inoperable for about 20 minutes or after I try to drive it without power steering. Then it resets itself and power steering is back. There are no warning signals or codes that show up with this issue. The jeep dealer seems to think it is an integration issue with flat towing system, but there are no integrations with power steering. Any one else running into this? Seems to reset itself as if nothing was ever wrong, but is difficult if I need to get driving somewhere right after I put it back into gear.
 

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When I shift the transfer case in to neutral, for towing behind my RV, and then put the transfer case back in to gear so I can drive the Jeep the power steering is inoperable for about 20 minutes or after I try to drive it without power steering. Then it resets itself and power steering is back. There are no warning signals or codes that show up with this issue. The jeep dealer seems to think it is an integration issue with flat towing system, but there are no integrations with power steering. Any one else running into this? Seems to reset itself as if nothing was ever wrong, but is difficult if I need to get driving somewhere right after I put it back into gear.
When I shift the transfer case in to neutral, for towing behind my RV, and then put the transfer case back in to gear so I can drive the Jeep the power steering is inoperable for about 20 minutes or after I try to drive it without power steering. Then it resets itself and power steering is back. There are no warning signals or codes that show up with this issue. The jeep dealer seems to think it is an integration issue with flat towing system, but there are no integrations with power steering. Any one else running into this? Seems to reset itself as if nothing was ever wrong, but is difficult if I need to get driving somewhere right after I put it back into gear.
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When I shift the transfer case in to neutral, for towing behind my RV, and then put the transfer case back in to gear so I can drive the Jeep the power steering is inoperable for about 20 minutes or after I try to drive it without power steering. Then it resets itself and power steering is back. There are no warning signals or codes that show up with this issue. The jeep dealer seems to think it is an integration issue with flat towing system, but there are no integrations with power steering. Any one else running into this? Seems to reset itself as if nothing was ever wrong, but is difficult if I need to get driving somewhere right after I put it back into gear.
we are having the same issue with 2021 JGC. One we unhook from MH and go through the steps per the instruction manual, the power steering will not work.
 

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As a follow up to my earlier thread, it appears to be a programming issue by Jeep. I did another test, where I just went through the steps in the manual for going into neutral. Then I left car in driveway for a couple hours (not hooking up for flat tow). After a couple hours I put the Jeep back into gear, and my power steering was out, though the car never moved. I am trying to get it into dealer with additional information so they can write a programming fix.
 

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I resolved the no power to the steering issue (EPS) months ago after transfer case neutral, 2021 Grand Cherokee.

Once the transfer case is re-engaged and in gear, and the vehicle is turned off, power is still showing on the transmission lights by the shifter for a time. This tells the EPS to not engage steering assist (EPS thinks transfer case is still in neutral).

If on the "radio" head unit, under key off options, key off power delay and headlights off delay are enabled, add that time to key off (unless you open door to kill the delay time). In addition another 15 to 30 seconds of key off still required before lights on transmission display are off.

By setting the head unit key off options, key off power delay and headlight off power delay, to zero seconds, then 15 to 30 seconds of key off is enough time for the lights on the trans display to go out. At that point restarting the vehicle, EPS power steering works correctly.

So it is a timing issue of how long the Jeep must have no power before EPS steering assist works again.

Multiple restarts do not work to reset the EPS unless the total time off is met first (on one event).

When you re-enage the transfer case into gear, you must turn off the Jeep until the lights by the transfer case go entirely out. At that time the sterring will return to normal.

Try it and report back here.
 

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I have a 2021 JGC Limited as well and intend to flat tow it. I haven't yet read all of the above posts, but in the owners manual there is a statement about this on page 160. "A flat tow electric power steering enable kit is available for increased flat tow performance..." Knowing I wanted to flat tow, I went to the dealer and had this installed. It's a switch in the console and a fuse under the hood. There is a procedure to follow after you switch the transfer case to neutral. I can't really say how well this works as I'm still in the process of getting the MH and the Jeep setup for flat towing, but I suspect it addresses these issues.
 

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I flat-towed my 2021 Durango RT / AWD today and yesterday and experienced the exact same thing. I had to disconnect the negative cable on the battery to force the system to reset. Thanks for the tip, I will try in on our trip home on Saturday.
 

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I flat-towed my 2021 Durango RT / AWD today and yesterday and experienced the exact same thing. I had to disconnect the negative cable on the battery to force the system to reset. Thanks for the tip, I will try in on our trip home on Saturday.
I have a 21 Grand Cherokee that did the same thing. I set the "key off" function that allows power to continue to the stereo after turning off the ignition to 0 and no more steering issue.
 

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When I shift the transfer case in to neutral, for towing behind my RV, and then put the transfer case back in to gear so I can drive the Jeep the power steering is inoperable for about 20 minutes or after I try to drive it without power steering. Then it resets itself and power steering is back. There are no warning signals or codes that show up with this issue. The jeep dealer seems to think it is an integration issue with flat towing system, but there are no integrations with power steering. Any one else running into this? Seems to reset itself as if nothing was ever wrong, but is difficult if I need to get driving somewhere right after I put it back into gear.
I just bought a 2021 Grand Cherokee Limited specifically for flat towing. Upon my first (and only) hook up to the tow bar, I connected all cables from the RV to the Jeep, locked the Jeep transfer case into flat tow (neutral) mode, towed the Jeep about a mile away and returned, took the transfer case out of flat tow mode, disconnected the tow bar and cables, backed the Jeep away from the RV, and the Jeep power steering was NOT functioning! I wrestled the Jeep to a safe parking place, then Googled and found this forum and thread. It took about 30 minutes for the power steering to return. I greatly appreciate the work around, but Jeep needs to fix this problem such that timers do not have to be disabled.
 

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I resolved the no power to the steering issue (EPS) months ago after transfer case neutral, 2021 Grand Cherokee.

Once the transfer case is re-engaged and in gear, and the vehicle is turned off, power is still showing on the transmission lights by the shifter for a time. This tells the EPS to not engage steering assist (EPS thinks transfer case is still in neutral).

If on the "radio" head unit, under key off options, key off power delay and headlights off delay are enabled, add that time to key off (unless you open door to kill the delay time). In addition another 15 to 30 seconds of key off still required before lights on transmission display are off.

By setting the head unit key off options, key off power delay and headlight off power delay, to zero seconds, then 15 to 30 seconds of key off is enough time for the lights on the trans display to go out. At that point restarting the vehicle, EPS power steering works correctly.

So it is a timing issue of how long the Jeep must have no power before EPS steering assist works again.

Multiple restarts do not work to reset the EPS unless the total time off is met first (on one event).

When you re-enage the transfer case into gear, you must turn off the Jeep until the lights by the transfer case go entirely out. At that time the sterring will return to normal.

Try it and report back here.
[Thanks for helping a old man out. This works great, now I don’t have to go to the dealers place./QUOTE]
 

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I just bought a 2021 Grand Cherokee Limited specifically for flat towing. Upon my first (and only) hook up to the tow bar, I connected all cables from the RV to the Jeep, locked the Jeep transfer case into flat tow (neutral) mode, towed the Jeep about a mile away and returned, took the transfer case out of flat tow mode, disconnected the tow bar and cables, backed the Jeep away from the RV, and the Jeep power steering was NOT functioning! I wrestled the Jeep to a safe parking place, then Googled and found this forum and thread. It took about 30 minutes for the power steering to return. I greatly appreciate the work around, but Jeep needs to fix this problem such that timers do not have to be disabled.
60 seconds is enough time to have the EPS return if you set time delays to zero.

Lights by the transmission shifter going out is the key to know it is ready.
 

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I have a 2021 JGC Limited as well and intend to flat tow it. I haven't yet read all of the above posts, but in the owners manual there is a statement about this on page 160. "A flat tow electric power steering enable kit is available for increased flat tow performance..." Knowing I wanted to flat tow, I went to the dealer and had this installed. It's a switch in the console and a fuse under the hood. There is a procedure to follow after you switch the transfer case to neutral. I can't really say how well this works as I'm still in the process of getting the MH and the Jeep setup for flat towing, but I suspect it addresses these issues.
Do you have an update as to whether this fixed the problem or not?
 

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Took my 2021 GC Limited to a dealer yesterday to have the power steering enable kit installed. They tried to install and received error codes and then advised me that the kit is being recalled. No other option at this point. Have not had a baseplate installed as of yet as unsure if the vehicle is safe to tow as is or not. Sounds like some owners have had issues with wobble some have not. So confusing..............
 

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Also called FCA Canada customer care line and they confirmed the kit has been recalled and no other remedy at this time. Anyone out there have a 2021 GC Limited that has already flat towed without kit installed and would like to know if you have had issues with wobble?
 

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Took my 2021 GC Limited to a dealer yesterday to have the power steering enable kit installed. They tried to install and received error codes and then advised me that the kit is being recalled. No other option at this point. Have not had a baseplate installed as of yet as unsure if the vehicle is safe to tow as is or not. Sounds like some owners have had issues with wobble some have not. So confusing..............
I have flat towed our 2021 GC anniversary model behind motorhome over 3,000 miles so far. "Might" have had one incidence of wobble. From a stop sign it was a slow speed hard right, uneven terrain. Felt something strange. Stopped dead still, started moving again with no further issues.
 

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I have flat towed our 2021 GC anniversary model behind motorhome over 3,000 miles so far. "Might" have had one incidence of wobble. From a stop sign it was a slow speed hard right, uneven terrain. Felt something strange. Stopped dead still, started moving again with no further issues.
Thanks for the info AC7880. I have read so many posts and threads on both iRV2 and NAGA forums about the issues with the power steering enable kit. It seems that a couple or 3 guys on the iRV2 forum (boaterbobd & KYerves)have figured it out and have the enable kit working when in flat tow mode. Apparently in some cases the switch that mounts inside may be configured backwards, plus some of the instructions are incorrect on which wire to connect to as well as the sequence for installing the fuse and shutting off the engine. Sounds like FCA has made a real mess of it and the dealers run into error codes when following the installation directions and give up. I truly hope that FCA provides a kit that does the trick with proper instructions at some point in the near future. I am not excited about heading down the road on long trips hoping I don't experience the wobble. Bought the vehicle because it was designed to be flat towed safely and right now not confident it is.
 
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