really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,649 miles

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problem #111

Apr 012022


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Jeep Renegade. The contact stated that the parking light was illuminated. The contact stated that the radio randomly turned on and off. The service powertrain and 4WD messages were displayed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who informed her that the failure was due to a software module update. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was not available.

- Beaverdam, OH, USA

problem #110

Aug 262022


  • miles
Battery went dead, vehicle was jump started as per guide protocol, then vehicle would not shift out of Park. Had to use Emergency towing and release the shift with the shift lever override as described in the manual. Vehicle will now only go into gear with screwdriver, but it still will not recognize it is in gear and will not move. Warning lights of service transmission. Battery changed, vehicle is just sitting, there is NO explanation as to what to do, dealerships have no clue. Vehicle will roll and cause an accident if not propped behind the tires. Through Jeep forum, it is noted that this is an ongoing issue with this specific year/make/model. The "fix" is over $2000, it should be a recall and the manufacturers responsibility since it is a known issue. Jeep USED to be a reliable, dependable brand, unfortunately, this is the last one we will ever own.

- Kittanning, PA, USA

problem #109

Jul 012022


  • miles
I bought a 2015 Jeep Renegade in October of 2021 (last year) and have experienced the vehicle stalling TWICE in the middle of traffic. I was informed of the recall by Carmax after the deal was drawn up and the vehicle delivered to me on October 4, 2021. I took the vehicle to Class Jeep in Arlington, Texas, (see attached documents) who refused to replace the engine of the vehicle -€" the reason for the Recall. I have done all that I can do and exhausted every means necessary to have the recall completed and the vehicle replaced or repaired to bring up to operating standard. I currently owe $21,000 on a vehicle that is non-operable. Carvana delivered the car with a rotted battery (paperwork attached); and, a faulty brake job (where new brakes had been put on top of bad rotors) which they felt $200 should cover the cost for a $1100 brake repair/replacement. Carvana also refused to replace the transmission on the vehicle which they identified as the source of the -€˜stalling-out-€™ in the midst of traffic when the vehicle would not shift gears to accelerate. The justification was because -€˜a module is on top of the transmission instead of inside of it-€™ and it-€™s not an engine problem; therefore, refused to repair or replace. Essentially, I have been told that the vehicle which is a safety hazard and threat to life is no longer their concern. Please advise -€" both the dealership and the manufacturer have taken the position that the operating problems of this vehicle is that -€˜of the other-€™s-€¦-€™ and no one wanting to just take ownership that the vehicle is faulty and fix it, repair it, or take it out of circulation on the market for sell to unsuspecting consumers. Requested Resolution: I am requesting REPAIR or REPLACEMENT of this vehicle; or, buyback with no negative adverse action on my credit worthiness. My choice is not simply, -€œyou can return it-€ as I was told -€" which will result in a -€˜REPOSSESSION-€™ appearing on my credit report.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #108

Feb 052022


  • miles
It mostly happens in the morning. While I-€™m driving to work which is less than 5 minutes away from where I live. The car would just shut down while I-€™m driving, lights would flicker and the car will stop. I would have to wait a few minutes or more to restart the vehicle and the drives normal. I bought the car from Carmax in May or June 2021. They told me there were no recalls. I look up the problem I-€™m having and found a previous recall about the same issue, on the same year, make and model. Need help

- Rex, GA, USA

problem #107

Jun 242021


  • miles
6/24/21 I backed out of my carport & my car jerked me very hard like something shifted. All error codes & lights came on, air bag (which did not deploy) E Brake light was on, check engine & tire pressure the PRND light up simultaneously & flashed. I turned it off & back on, seemed fine I put in drive & drove in my circle driveway & suddenly it stopped accelerating even with me giving it gas then it took off & the E Brake came on. Thank GOD I was In My driveway & not pulling into traffic when this occurred. My husband tried again when he got home & it did the same to him would go then just stop accelerating mid drive & E brake come along with ALL the flashing error codes & I mean every code it can throw it did. It was like it was going in & out of limp mode & the E brake would come on when it wanted to mid drive. It has been in service since 6/26/2021 when it was taken by tow to the dealer, as it was unsafe to try to drive. I do have an extended mopar warranty & im told they have contacted Jeep engineering team but have NO answers. It-€™s been in their possession close to 40 days now. I will not feel safe at all IF they fix this car due to that incident. I would either be dead or badly injured.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #106

Jul 032021


  • miles
While putting my car in park to exit my vehicle, my emergency parking break activated and would not shut off. I tried resetting the car multiple times. Nothing released the emergency parking break. The car needed to be towed to the dealership where they informed me a "glitch" had happened in the parking system...

- Wilkinsburgh, PA, USA

problem #105

May 302021


  • miles
Shifter won't work (won't move out of park) after battery dies. My vehicle's battery died at the end of April, we assumed it was just an old battery and had it replaced by AAA. Last week, the battery died again (this also co-occurred with the key fobs not working...if that's helpful). After AAA charged it, we turned it on but it wouldn't shift out of park. We followed the manual instructions to manually shift it into Neutral but then we couldn't turn the vehicle off. Eventually it was towed to the dealership while it was still running...and they said that it needs a new shifter (+$1300)?! The vehicle was purchased new and this series of events (battery dying / shifter dying) seems to be a recurring event....in some cases owners have had it happen in really inopportune and even dangerous places. https://www.jeeprenegadeforum.com/threads/transmission-wont-shift-into-gear.98673/ https://www.jeeprenegadeforum.com/threads/stuck-in-park.103031/ https://www.reddit.com/r/JeepRenegade/comments/gkt6ov/will_not_shift_from_park/ https://www.jeeprenegadeforum.com/threads/service-engine-and-service-transmission.73290/ https://www.jeeprenegadeforum.com/threads/battery-died-and-it-all-went-bad.46762/ https://www.jeeprenegadeforum.com/threads/replaced-battery-now-having-issues.98907/ https://www.jeeprenegadeforum.com/threads/battery-died-transmission-won%E2%80%99t-go-into-gear.101187/ My concern is that as the 2015 (the first year) Renegades get older, many more vehicle's will need batteries replaced and this will happen to all affected vehicles. Thank you for your time.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #104

Apr 172021


  • miles
I parked my car in the garage on a Monday got ready to go the very next day car started but wouldn't go in gear and the dash board was saying service engine and transmission there was no warning any time before

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #103

Nov 202015


  • 300 miles
Since I owned this Jeep I complained at service that the transmission seems strain and where a change in gear should naturally happen, the engine would whine and whine and then eventually shift gears. I was always met with service men with no response. Since the very beginning I was told that the engine burned considerable amounts of oil, and I would need to make additional special appt sand bring it in to make sure I had oil in the engine"the console above my head where the interior lights and the sunroof switch is there are red lights that light up from time to time indicating what/ and why are they lit" another question unanswered by the Jeep service dept of rockland cnty NY.now that my Jeep is over 150,000 miles the electrical is shot. The check engine light comes on and goes off from time to time. The 4wheel drive sporadically works, same with the sunroof control and the driver seat lumbar and position controls on the driver seat. Only work when they want

- West Nyack, NY, USA

problem #102

Jan 292021


  • miles
When I am driving on the road the vehicle turns off and does not turn on and send an electric power stering alert this happens since I purchased the vehicle used at a Jeep certified dealer in Florida and I have driven it several times and they tell me that it has no problems

- Princeton, FL, USA

problem #101

Jan 282021


  • 106,000 miles
I will start this off by saying I've had a few problems with my 2015 Jeep Renegade including A/C problems, power outlets(back seat 110V outlet, cargo outlets & built in flashlight) shutting off after only a few minutes of usage. The blind spot assistance will randomly pop up when driving saying 'blind spot assist is temporarily unavailable' the biggest one being what's happening now which is what I'll explain below but to inform you more I'll include that it had 96K when I got the truck and had always kind of had a jerky feel when shifting between gears which I read was kind of normal, so I didn't put much thought into it until now. My truck was sitting in my driveway for 2 days without being moved and when I went to leave the battery was dead. I hadn't left anything on, lights, radio, ect. It had happened a few times before but I didn't think much of it till now. So after I charge the battery long enough to get the vehicle started it finally fires up but all these messages come across the screen: Check engine, service transmission, blind spot temporarily out of service, passageway entry unavailable, along with a few more. I give it a minute having the truck running to reset these things their selves and most do except a few. The check engine light was still on along with the biggest problem which is the service transmission warning that has the truck stuck in gear; it won't shift out of park. I tried disconnecting the battery terminals for about 20 minutes seeing if the software will reset that way but it didn't help still has the message on the screen. I eventually had to have it towed to a dealership for repair. They've had it 4 days now and I'm still not sure what the problem diagnosis is but am dreading this major issue.

- Marion, IN, USA

problem #100

Oct 272020


  • 13,500 miles
The vehicle has less than 14K miles on it. We have had to replace the O2 sensor. Less than a month later, the wiring harness has melted. Dealership advised that the wiring harness has been updated indicating there was a defect that was corrected. However no recall was issued. Why not if the part was updated to fix a defect?

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #99

Oct 122020


  • 102,000 miles
I stopped at a red light, when the traffic lights turned green I pressed my gas petal but the vehicle started to slow down & wouldn't move, my engine light came up & so did my brake, airbag & park light. I was stuck in park for a couple of minutes, after waiting my car started back to normal, but this problem continues.

- Groton, CT, USA

problem #98

Sep 182020


  • miles
Horn does not work. There is a bell like on a tricycle strapped to the steering column. You can not hear it from the outside of vehicle.someone has straight wired

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #97

Sep 132020


  • 51,711 miles
Cooling circuit fan stopped working at 51K miles. Engine light said service engine with dash engine light notification. Code P0481 comes

- Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

problem #96

Aug 212020


  • 65,000 miles
While driving a 2015 Jeep Renegade the car shuts off as you are driving. This is not happening while stopped it happens in the middle of the street/road. It has happened with our vehicle at least 3 times, once in an intersection while turning and twice as we were driving. Luckily we were able to push the vehicle out of traffic without being hit or injured. One time vehicle assistance was called, eventually the car was jumped successfully, and driven to repair shop, where nothing could be found wrong. About 4 months later the car shut off in an intersection. About 8 hours later we jumped the car and drove it to the repair shop, where again nothing can be detected. Many other Jeep Renegade owners report the same thing happening while driving and when taken in for repairs no thing can be found. Each time this happens to our car we have had an infant in the car.. we are grateful we were not on the expressway like some other Renegade drivers report. Without finding out and fixing what is truly wrong these intermittent shutoffs will continue to happen.

- Lombard, IL, USA

problem #95

May 012020

Renegade 4-cyl

  • miles
Vehicle VIN: [xxx], Jeep Renegade, 57000 miles I purchased a Jeep Renegade for my wife at [xxx] in killeen. To make a long story short, the dealership ran into a VIN error that we were told was fixed, but it never was because we remain having issues with insurance. I work in law enforcement and looked up NHTSA documentation that says the dealership should contact the manufacturer upon finding a discrepancy and apparently this was never done. The dealership also told us the Jeep was in a minor accident and we found out the crash was worse than minor, the vehicle has electrical issues and only one key fob. We were promised another key fob made, but have just got the runaround since purchase. The vehicle will not lock sometimes and we are worried it will not unlock during an emergency. The vehicle continually tells us the key fob is not in the vehicle while driving and while stationary. The Jeep also has transmission issues we were never told about. The dealership will not respond to these issues and I need to find someone to help. I have gone up there and spoke to the manager at sales and at parts/service. They told me several times they would call me back after getting my information, but nothing has been done. Dealership location: [xxx] - 5200 E. central Texas expy in killeen 76542, ph. (254)699-2909. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Kempner, TX, USA

problem #94

Aug 062020


  • 82,000 miles
I am replacing my coolant fan for the third time! I am replacing my day running light for the seventh time. The coolant fan stop running again. This is the third time in less than two years. The light has been replaced several times.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #93

Jul 122020

Renegade 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
I was driving on the highway around 3pm when I attempted to turn on the air and the temperature never adjusted. My coolant indicator turned fully red. My car started smoking and I pulled over and popped the hood to see my antifreeze boiling out of the reservoir. I kept the hood up and waited for it to cool down. The next morning, I drove to my sitter's where I completed my trip and the car started smoking again. Now it's at the shop.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #92

Jun 302020

Renegade 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Car will not start. Been having problems for the last 2 years since I bought it. Unreliable. Electricity goes on and off randomly, sun roof wont open, lock button stick, power seat not working.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

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