pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
48,300 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. adding more oil (2 reports)
  3. get your jeep tested if it fails they put a new motor in (1 reports)
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problem #8

Sep 142022

Renegade Latitude, Sport Utility 2.4L L4 4dr

  • CVT transmission
  • 122,722 miles

I was not satisfied it took them 3 weeks to replace my motor but I didn't mind that they gave me a awesome loaner that I didn't want to give back. Anyways when I got it back it ran like sh*t, they put all the old stuff on the new block all the old hoses and I think there is a broken motor mount it doesn't make any sense to me why put old stuff off a f*cked up motor on a new one. I have a couple friends that got new motors put in there cars from a recall and they said everything on the motor block was new. Does anyone know how it is supposed to be done or who I can call to find out?

- Kelli N., Tracy, CA, US

problem #7

Jun 012019

Renegade Sport 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Vehicle uses about a quart of oil every 1000 miles. No warning that oil is low. If I had not been aware that it might consume an abnormal amount of oil I would have run it dry. Have also had trouble with squealing brakes. Saw here that others have had same problems. Since when did using a quart of oil every 1000 miles become normal for any engine????? Ridiculous... I will be getting rid of this vehicle...

- Melissa N., Dwale, US

problem #6

Nov 012020

Renegade Trailhawk 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

Never again Dodge/Jeep/Fiat I had eyes on a Diesel Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, but now, I'll never come back. At this from someone that owned a 2006 Ram 2500, a 2009 Rubicon, a 2014 Rubicon. Never will FCA see a dime from me. And I will make sure I am a vocal and outspoken person about how bad FCA is.

- E W., Allentown, PA, US

problem #5

Jul 012016

Renegade Limited 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

The Renegade shakes and rattles an extreme amount. I was recently told that all four motor mounts are cracked. This car has never been off road or pulled a trailer. Jeep has changed the engineering on the replacement motor mounts but did not recall the original poorly engineered mounts, therefore the manufacturer is not covering any of the replacement costs. The rattling and shaking has been going on since approximately 25k miles. I have inquired to those of much more experience on many occasions when I visited the dealership service departments with no one offering the right solution. I have never had an issue with cracked motor mounts on any of the 20 new cars or trucks I have owned since I started driving in 1984.

- omomichaelo, Manassas, US

problem #4

Nov 152020

Renegade Trailhawk 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

By the love of all that is holy, in whatever you believe in, if you are reading this - AVOID THIS CAR LIKE A PLAGUE! So among ALL the problems this car has this is just one of them.

I was driving at around 45 MPH on a city street and made a sharp U-turn. I'm not sure how fast I was going but I noticed a quick RED icon pop up on the cluster and it read "LOW OIL PRESSURE" when the car straightened out. It went away, then when I made a U-Turn again, it happened again. I took it to the dealer as it was under warranty - at the time the car had 40k miles on it. The dealer found nothing wrong other then low oil and refilled the oil and sent me on my way.

1 month later it happened again, about 3k miles after the first time. I took it back to the dealer they said the engine was dry! My oil change wasn't scheduled for another 2k miles and my engine was dry at 3k! They filled it up again and checked for leaks. After finding nothing the tech called jeep HQ and got an answer. The answer given from JEEP was that they are aware of the engine burning oil at a rate of 1 Quart per 700 miles!

And that it was deemed in production an "acceptable loss"! The car isn't equipped with a low oil monitor of any kind so basically I've gathered that when the low oil pressure indicator goes on during sharp turns, my oil is running low, and I usually top it off until I can take it to the dealer.

- Jonathan P., Newport News, VA, US

problem #3

Mar 232018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,509 miles

Currently in 'talks' with the dealership over this issue. At 21k miles the car just died. Had it towed to the dealer and they said, "It's bone dry, you have to put oil in it." I felt like an ass, but I was certain I hadn't missed an oil change. So I paid for the oil change and went on my way. At 27k the car dies again. I was due for an oil change, but seriously? Tow it in, they tell me it's bone dry again. I say, wait a minute... There's no way a 2015 car under warranty should be using that much freaking oil! There has to be a leak. No leak, no blue smoke. WTF. So, fine. I get the oil change. At 35k, happens again. I ask the dealership what's up. They say that the manufacture states that 1 quart per 1000 miles is acceptable and I'll have to top it off. They want me to come in every 1k miles to check the levels and 'document', though they can't tell me when I'll have enough 'documentation' or what the next step would be once we have that documentation. Come in 1k later, at 36k - car is 3/4th a quart low. Miss the next 1k check up, because I have a life and the dealership is 45 minutes away in heavy traffic. 2k later, at 38k miles, I stop hard and lose oil pressure. Get it towed again. So, they stated that more than a quart in a thousand miles is excessive... but according to my notes, I surpassed that. I was 3.5 quarts down in 3k miles. With almost 3 of those quarts in the last 2k miles.

Anyway. Now I'm documenting. Not sure what will come of it, but thank God the it has the 100k powertrain warranty. Regardless, I might have to sell this car back to the dealer and let the next shmuck deal with it.

- J S., Mount Pleasant, US

problem #2

Dec 012017

Renegade Trailhawk 2.4L 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

After running almost out of oil, NO OIL PRESSURE, car had to be towed in. NO Charge for the tow. Dealer changed oil, claimed oil was dirty. Charged me for the oil change. They added a die to the oil. This would help show any leaks that might occur. They told me to drive it for 1,000 miles then bring it back. I brought it back, and it was almost 1 quart low. According to them, that is normal. There are no leaks anywhere. This car is supposed to go 5,000 miles between oil changes. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE IF IT BURNS A QUART EVERY 1,000 MILES. This is unreal. I have owned a lot of other Dodge products 7 to be exact I still have three including this one. NEVER HAD A PROBLEM LIKE THIS BEFORE.

- J M., Antioch, IL, US

problem #1

Sep 012015

Renegade Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

keep losing oil but don't know where

Didn't realize initially that my vehicle was gradually losing oil to some unknown location. Discovered the problem prior to my first oil change. There are no stains under the vehicle and no sign of the oil being burnt in the exhaust.

Jeep dealer is currently investigating (I'm being asked to bring the car in three times, after driving it from 1000 to 500 miles) Can you say convenience?

- greywolf, Elkhart, IN, US