5.3

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
2,850 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replaced the rear differential (1 reports)
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problem #3

Nov 012015

Renegade Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

When traveling at around 30MPH the vehicle would make a growling noise in the rear end that could only be silenced by turning off the traction control system. This problem usually occurred at slow speeds but I also had it happen at highway speeds while on vacation. The problem could not be produced on demand and it was difficult convincing the dealer that it existed until there was a tech bulletin released on it.

- greywolf, Elkhart, IN, US

problem #2

Mar 072016

Renegade Trailhawk 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

Vehicle was fixed previously for same problem. Approximately 28-34 mph, the vehicle begins to vibrate or growl. Driver can feel it the most in the floor/gas pedal. Starts gradual, gets worse. Waiting to hear back from service manager.

- John M., Tucson, AZ, US

problem #1

Nov 012015

Renegade Trailhawk 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles

At approximately 28-34 mph the vehicle would begin to vibrate or "growl". The feeling and sound did no coincide with the speed of the engine, rather the speed of wheels or vehicle. The vibration is mostly felt by the driver but can be heard all around. The problem started very minor and got exponentially worse over a couple months. It took a couple months to get the service department to notice, recognize and ID the problem. I had to wait over a month to get replace rear drive modules and whatever else they did. They said putting it in 4WD would make the sound/feeling go away, but when it was automatic they weren't sure what caused it. They replaced the read drive module I believe and the problem is beginning to reappear.

Update from Sep 4, 2016: Engineers cannot figure it out. I took it back to dealership and got them to pay it off and got a Wrangler. Nobody could tell me anything. I felt unsafe.

- John M., Tucson, AZ, US