fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
20,300 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. disconnected battery for a few minutes (2 reports)
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problem #6

Mar 012018

Renegade Latitude 2.4L

  • CVT transmission
  • 27,000 miles

This car is the demon seed of Jeep and Fiat. Many don't realize it's actually a Fiat 500 with a Jeep body made in Italy. I bought it because I needed a 4wd for work. It has had an ongoing list of issues from day one. The one I'm writing about is the intermittent issue of the key fob deciding when to work. Battery has been replaced on both fobs multiple times yet the issue continues. It all comes down to car recognizing the fob. Sometimes it does and works for days, and other times it acts like the battery is dead. Sometimes it works then won't moments later. Its latest annoyance is when I come to a complete stop and it beeps and tells me Fob has left the car. I did take it in but of course the dealership could find nothing wrong. I've also tried removing battery cable thing with no permanent solution.

For some perverse reason I like the car, but in a way that you like that good looking bats*** crazy girlfriend. She's crazy but so attractive you keep giving her another chance. I will complain about the other issues separately, however the quick list is. Entertainment system is a joke. It sounds good but the interface randomly stops and display says media not recognized. Car phone mike is so bad people can't hear me above road noise. Radiator fan motor went out under 30k. Catalytic converter at 33k. Trim pieces have blown off going down highway. Socket on running lights doesn't make good contact so it melted. Cruise control would disconnect in heavy rain. Going down hills while on cruise it would downshift to a ridiculous gear causing extremely high RPM's and camped out there not come out of it unless put in neutral. Sad thing about it is my problems have been minor compared to much worse problems others have reported.

- Bill H., Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

problem #5

Dec 232018

Renegade Latitude 2.4 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles

2015 Jeep Renegade power locks 3rd time just stop working again. Solution again, disconnect the battery and clean terminals. Dealers are no help. Perhaps that's why Jeep put a quick lock on the battery terminal! Last Jeep I purchase.

- Chuck P., Hernando, US

problem #4

Aug 152018

Renegade Latitude 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

I bought my Jeep Renegade 2015 USED back in December 2017. It has given me some issues and I think I've never owned a car that has given me so much headaches like this one has.

On August 15th out of a sudden, I tried to lock my Jeep with the key remote and I noticed lights blinked when clicking the remote but it didnt make any sound for actually locking the car so I clicked the remote again, nothing. Tried to open the door, door was still unlocked. Tried to lock it with the door controls and didn't work either.

I had to leave the country and while I was out, a family member tried to start it because of the battery car didn't start, battery was dead. (Battery is practically new, I bought a brand new one like 3 months ago aprox.) They had to jump start it and when they did that, the tried locking the car with the key remote and it worked perfectly but then it stopped working again, it just worked that one time.

I sent it to the shop immediately and they haven't been able to fix it yet and it's been over a week now.

Pretty concern here and don't know what to do.

If someone has any information, update, suggestion on this matter I will appreciate you sharing it with me.

Thanks in advance.

- mumax, San Salvador, El Salvador

problem #3

Jul 012016

Renegade Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,100 miles

I never knew that my car was not locking, it sounds like it is locking and unlocking, however.. does not actually. I found out finally because I had a pair of sunglasses stolen while I was away from the car for a short time. After I knew of the problem, it was also obvious that the door locks could not be controlled from the inside and that passengers were stuck in the back seat, a huge safety issue if something had happened and they needed to get out.

- Nancy L., Abington, MA, US

problem #2

Sep 042016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles

The locks stopped unlocking with the key fob but the car honked and lights flashed when locking the car. The car also wouldn't lock or unlock from the inside door button. I looked for similar complaints and found that even though the car is acting like it's locked, it wasn't always locking and people were being robbed because of this. I went to check the car and sure enough, it was not really locked. Who knows how long I have been thinking my car is locked when it's not. I read that some people disconnected the battery and the problem was resolved upon reconnecting. Others needed to get a software update from the dealer. Disconnecting the battery worked for me. Who knows how long that will last. I will be checking the doors from now on.

- Rebecca K., Miami Beach, FL, US

problem #1

Apr 012016

Renegade Limited 1.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,456 miles

One afternoon discovered that my Renegade isn't locking after using my key fob. 12 hours later the battery died.

- Louis S., Cape Town, South Africa