fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,296 miles

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problem #25

Jan 142021


  • miles
My vehicle's passenger tire was improperly mounted by the manufacturer. It has led to the engine mounts becoming worn, causing the camshaft to be worn at only 71,213 miles, and the drive shaft becoming broken. This has been documented by a repair shop and a Jeep dealership service center says that this is the third time that they have seen this issue and attribute it to the tire being improperly mounted by the factory. This is also a known issue documented in videos and online forums. This is a matter of safety and could cause catastrophic failure while driving. The manufacturer has been notified but have not yet acknowledged that this warrants a recall, which it should.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #24

Dec 112020


  • 61,000 miles
While driving in the mountains, a transmission warning light followed by a check engine light flashed on the dash. I figured it was a maintenance warning. The further I drove, it became apparent that I was losing the ability to accelerate. In the mountain range there is no cell service and it was dark as well as fearful drivers would come up behind me on a curve without my ability to go hwy speeds, leaving me to feel very unsafe. The further I drove, the less ability I had to accelerate. By the time I reached the freeway, my ability to accelerate was very compromised. When I reached the freeway, it was congested, playing in my favor since I could not accelerate well. When starting from a stop, the engine was getting up to 2000+ rpms to go 15 mph. I had it towed to the dealership. I was told that if it was the transmission, it would be covered under a warranty the Jeep extended, but since this involves 'the brain of the transmission' it is not a covered repair.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #23

Feb 122020


  • 47,000 miles
I sent 1 service record. I have 3 more if needed. Jeep still is unsafe I was on a busy street at 5pm at a stop light. When I put foot on gas the car would not move then it started out inching away and finally got moving.it took at least 8 or 10 seconds to get passed the green light and the car behind me was way to close and could have been an accident. I have had it looked at 4 or 5 times and all thats been done is updates and replaced a valve body part. I have an attorney and filed suit against Chrysler. This Jeep is not safe to drive and they dont care. They are going to wait til someone dies then they will get on this issue. I dont know why my Jeep was not in the last recall for transmission but it should be, and they should not be allowed to resell this Jeep or the 2015 Renegades period. They are not safe.there are many complaints about this transmission and still no recall. Its been 4 yrs with this Jeep running like its 30 yrs old and I am paying 41000 for it. Do Missouri a favor, get these 9speed transmissions off the road, they are causing major stress and hardships to the owners. The speed in this Jeep is unpredictable. I was on a city street driving at 35 mph and as soon as I was going down a big hill the car sped up way more than the usual down hill speed. They all go a little faster but this was like it was trying to go above 55 and was praying it would stop and it did. But when will the day come that it wont... I will not live to tell if it ever happens. Sad. And all I wanted was a way to get to work, . and all Chrysler cares about is getting paid.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #22

Sep 072019


  • 40,000 miles
If you have small children do not load them in this Jeep! when accelerating from a dead stop will struggle to get up to speed and sounded like I was rear ended at a high speed. I got out of the Jeep to see if something fell off. Transmission sounds and feels like its slipping. Not every time but it happens so often it has made me feel unsafe and I do not go out of town or long trips over 45 miles away from home.. every time I take it to the shop and ask whats going on they say its how the Jeep Renegade was made, its normal for it to do all this.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #21

Jul 012019


  • 35,000 miles
While driving the car speed will shift kind of like from neutral to first and so for. While driving on the street and stopping at a stop sign I try to accelerate the car will but it will not accelerate on time and almost produces a crash. While on the turnpike I try to accelerate but it will not accelerate promptly, it feels as if it gets stuck and then it gives a big kick. While at another stop sign on other days, the car does not accelerate and gives a kick and proceeds to move in a slow motion then give another kick and continue to move. It feels as if the shift shifts on their own and acceleration does not respond on time. Another day I was driving with my child in the back seat and I was at a stop sign. It was my turn to go and as I slowly accelerated the vehicle will give a kick and proceed to move slowly. On another instance, I stoped at a red light and when the light turn green I proceeded to move, the car gave another slow kick and eventually decided to accelerate again it does not matter how intense I press on the accelerator it still takes a while for it to respond and avctually starts accelerating. It's been an ongoing problems and am genuinely scared to drive the car for I feel one day it might not accelerate on time on a traffic light or stop sign or on the road. While am parked nd change the shift from parking to drive, the car again gives a quick and then decides to move. It's a scary experience to feel that the car I drive and am.paying for will not accelerate on time while on the road, at a green light, on turnpike while stuck in traffic or while trying to get out of my parking lot.

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #20

Jul 182019


  • 22,000 miles
Was driving to newnan, ga on highway when car jumped into neutral causing car to slow almost ending in a rear-end collusion. I am a cancer patient and drive from brooklet, ga to newnan ga for treatment. Also was told my vehicle is recall due to the coolant system not working properly.

- Brooklet, GA, USA

problem #19

Jun 012018


  • miles
Hard shifts in the first few gears ( hard jurks) and also clunks.. when moving shifter into and out of park, nuterual, reverse and drive it clunks.. hesitates to shift when stopped or slow moving. When on highway has alot of dragged has hard time keeping speed and when passing it take the vehicle few seconds to speed up, have to push peddle to the floor and after few seconds it finally speeds up. In cruise control its constantly having a hard time keeping its speed constantly jumping into higher gears to catch up to the set cruise setting. Every time I take it to the shop and ask whats going on they say its how the Jeep Renegade was made, its normal for it to do all this.

- Rich Hill, MO, USA

problem #18

May 012016


  • 5,000 miles
The transmission is causing safety issues. When accelerating after a very slow crawl or stop, the engine shuts off. No warning lights, no sounds or any indication that its about to shut off. This happens sporadically. Also, when accelerating after a very slow crawl or stop, the vehicle lags and jolts forward. Feels like someone has hit you from behind. No warning lights, no sounds or any indication this is about to happen. This also happens sporadically. There were a few near-accidents due to the vehicle shutting off or lunging in intersections. It has happened on city streets and freeways.it was taken into the dealership to survey. It died in their parking lot twice. They claimed it was the oil, the battery, electronics, or that it was driven awkwardly, etc. They have held the vehicle for over 30days, did software fixes, changed the oil, changed the battery. I also went through the Chrysler dispute resolution. Which was unfavorable to myself due to dealership claiming nothing was wrong. Dealership did not notate true experiences with the vehicle to Chrysler. Vehicle still stalled and lunged thereafter. I refused to drive it due to safety reasons and had dealership buy it back at bluebook value so that I could purchase a safe reliable vehicle. There is a class action suit regarding the transmission. I did not claim into the class action suit because at the time, I was in the process of the dispute resolution.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #17

Jun 102017


  • 50,000 miles
Jeep is consistently jumping into gear when placed in reverse. Most recently, while at a stop light, with my foot on the break it lung forward! (ungood). While driving, periodically gets stuck in a gear. (?). at least twice, the car has refused to turn over upon ignition engagement. Since I have obtained the Jeep, anything that has to do with the stereo gives me intermittent signals/sound, inclusive of the usb connections etc. (not a good experience). The driver's seatbelt for some reason occasionally will not latch. Something in the undercarriage sounds as if it is going to fall of or break at any time especially when going over bumps or ruff terrain.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #16

Oct 312015


  • 300 miles
Vehicle does not respond properly to gas pedal. Vehicle will get stuck in first gear not shifting to higher gear not letting vehicle accelerate. This occurs on hills and flat ground. Most commonly when making a right hand turn onto street. This has occurred numerous times (daily) since purchase in 2015

- West Valley, UT, USA

problem #15

Jun 102015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Jeep Renegade. The contact stated that the transmission downshifted into fourth gear on its own. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle was slow to gain speed and then surged suddenly. The contact also stated that the vehicle hesitated when approaching a stop and while turning in either direction. The vehicle was taken to two dealers: The vehicle was taken to two different dealers: Champion Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (4505 West 96th street, indianapolis, in 46268, (317) 872-6200) and tom O'brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram indianapolis (4630 E 96th St, indianapolis, in 46240, (317) 805-4400). The transmission was flushed and diagnostic testing was provided, but the dealers were unable to provide a permanent remedy for the failures. The contact was uncertain if the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 16V529000 (power train). The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #14

Nov 232017


  • 18,000 miles
When turning or veering at semi-low rates of speed (15-35 mph), traction control light flashes repeatedly and all power to accelerator is lost for about 5-10 seconds. This has repeatedly put me in extremely dangerous situations. Despite taking it to the dealership and finding many others have this same issue, dealer claims nothing is wrong and said problem was fixed after a refresh update for both computer systems. It is definitely not fixed as it happened today and I was almost T-boned in an intersection. Only has 23,120 miles on it and still under Jeep warranty. This began a month after purchase.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #13

Sep 302017


  • 46,000 miles
When I'm driving my vehicle will not speed up. I press on the gas and it keeps going at the same speed. When I brake it pulls, like if I was repeatedly pressing and letting go of the brakes. The wheels have worn out twice, having had new cars before and driving the same roads and distance I know this is not normal. I have fixed my breaks once wich is unusual for how new this car is and now my breaks are making squeaking noise.

- Thermal, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 202017


  • 16,800 miles
Sometimes when turning the traction control light turns on and the car will not accelerate even when the accelerator is depressed - lasts momentarily then corrects itself

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #11

Feb 182017


  • 600 miles
While driving car lost power looked down car shifted into neutral by itself. Then a few days later radio N backup camera did not turn on finally did after pushing the radio on button then after a few miles Jeep started bucking and heard a whining noise while stepping on gas. Read may complaints and this is a dangerous vehicle. This happened the first time while driving @ 50 mph the second time I was stationary starting up at first then bucking N noise starred at @ 30 mph.

- Hobe Sound, FL, USA

problem #10

Feb 012017


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Jeep Renegade. While depressing the brake pedal, a loud squealing noise was present. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions before the failure was remedied. Also, while driving in reverse, the shifter would erroneously switch to neutral. Eventually, the failure occurred while the vehicle was in drive. The contact indicated that the vehicle would also suddenly surge forward while in the park position. The cause of the failures was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 1,000.

- Yakima, WA, USA

problem #9

Sep 012016

Renegade 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Jeep Renegade. While coming to a stop and when attempting to accelerate the vehicle it failed to accelerate. The contact applied more pressure than normal in order for the vehicle to accelerate to approximately 50 mph. The contact removed her foot from the accelerator pedal and eased on the brake pedal. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, but it could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. The consumer stated the vehicle would roughly jerk when taking off from a stop. While driving 65mph on the freeway the vehicle switched into neutral. It would hesitate upon acceleration and stall at take off. Updated 09/15/2017

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 302016

Renegade 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Jeep Renegade. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate and make right or left turns, the vehicle failed to respond. The contact also stated that the traction control warning light illuminated during the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The mechanic was unable to diagnose or produce a fault code for the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,500....updated 01/23/17 updated 7/12/18

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #7

Nov 292016

Renegade 4WD 4-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
Electronic stability control problem. The traction control randomly turns on and cuts speed while driving. Almost been in 3 accidents because of it. Chrysler is aware of the issue- star case #1608000252 and says engineering is working on the issue but in the meantime want me to drive a car that is putting my life and others at risk.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #6

Sep 032016


  • 13,500 miles
Renegade when in motion going 40mph and encounters a hill/increase in grade, will not shift into next gear. The vehicle is stuck in the lower gear @ 40mph as the engine rev's over 3,000rpm but the vehicle won't accelerate and won't kick-in the higher gear. Have to nearly press the accelerator to the floor to force the vehicle to ramp the RPM's to 4-5,000 to get it to shift into the correct gear. Feels like I'm going to blow the engine when I have to do this but it won't shift into gear. This has been happening consistently for over a month. Called dealership, they said there are several software updates for the Renegade, so try that and see if it fixes the issue. Took to dealership today for 7 software updates.

- Penfield, NY, USA

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