Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2015 Jeep Renegade has a very large volume of complaints for such a new model, especially compared to other SUVs in the same class.

Most Jeep Renegade complaints are for various problems with interior accessories & electrical systems, as well as squealing brakes, transmission (rough shifting) and engine problems.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,822 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2015 Jeep Renegade brakes problems

brakes problem

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2015 Jeep Renegade Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 032016

Renegade 4WD 4-cyl

  • 17,000 miles


15 Renegade limited ** a few issues ***first I have had to replace front brakes and rotors 4/27/16 with 9030 miles then had to replace again 9/28/16 with 16611 miles..... second *** when driving my on highway normal speeds my vehicle will randomly act like it is neutral will not accelerate for few seconds then will work fine ( has happened 2 times to me months apart) third*** when making turns on dry roads my stabilitrak light comes on traction control blinks no acceleration happens at random a few times one time I was almost rear ended last incident happened 10/3 520pm... I now again hear noise when braking after driving a few miles it gets more noticeable the longer I drive..I am feeling unsafe driving this vehicle never knowing when these issue will happen next not to mention not being able to afford replacing brakes and rotors a few thousand miles.

- Apollo, PA, USA

problem #8

Oct 142016


  • 22,300 miles
Vehicle stalls and breaks lock while driving. 4WD lock turns on without engagement and car has to be restarted.

- Gilberts, IL, USA

problem #7

Sep 272016


  • 4,000 miles
Sept. 27, the brakes locked up while I was driving about 40 mph! I was traveling West on old US12, just leaving chelsea, gaining speed. There were no cars around me, nothing in front, beside, or turning near me. There were no animals in the road. There was no reason for the brakes to lock up. I was driving a friend home, all she noticed was the the brake light came on. I very carefully and slowly drove my friend home and took the car to the dealership, I told them I was not driving the car until they figured out why this happened. It is not safe!

- Grass Lake, MI, USA

problem #6

Jul 012016


  • 5,600 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Jeep Renegade. The contact stated that the emergency brakes turned on voluntarily while driving. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred when the vehicle was off. In addition, the vehicle failed to start when the ignition key was turned to power on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was informed that the failure was located at the engine. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,600.

- Lewiston, ID, USA

problem #5

Apr 252016


  • 7,200 miles
Car has previously stalled when accelerating and had continuous hard shifting causing increased panic attacks and anxiety two military vets. Also car has difficulty braking and has stored "failure to brake" code. Car has now been seen 3 times for transmissions issues and twice for braking issue. Current stored codes: C1431 U1001 U010 C2208 C2209 C221B U2003 U2004 U1700 dealerships states, "could not duplicate concern"

- Manhattan, KS, USA

problem #4

Dec 012015


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Jeep Renegade. The contact stated that while attempting to come to a complete stop, the vehicle hesitated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, who stated that the vehicle was functioning as designed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that there was computer software being developed to rectify the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was not available.

- Lemanon, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 022016


  • 3,600 miles


Entire capless gas tank housing broke off and stayed attached to the gas nozzle at the pump. Also, continued squealing brakes with no fix. Needed software update at 125 miles.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 172015


  • 3,000 miles
Setting for automatic turn-on of electric parking brake does not "hold" in the uconnect (radio) settings as set by the consumer. The setting regarding the parking brake turns on by itself, meaning the parking brake can come on by itself when the vehicle is switched off. This is just one of the many settings including cornering lights which changes at the computer's whim. This same uconnect system causes the measurement of miles per hour to change to kilometers per hour randomly, and tire pressure measurement to change from psi to bars. The amount of time headlights remain-on after engine shut down also randomly changes. The radio/uconnect/"brain" of the car has already had the one update posted by fca installed to prevent hacking which is the only update fca has available. These settings seem to change randomly, observed mainly when starting the car, but the dashboard "units of measurement" have changed once while in motion.

- Ionia, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 072015


  • 2,700 miles
This is the second complaint about the 2015 Jeep Renegade, after the transmission was replaced with 2000 miles on it, now the brake linings need replaced with 2,700 miles on it. Please will someone do an investigation on this vehicle.

- Nanty Glo, PA, USA

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