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:
14,161 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

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2015 Jeep Renegade Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 182015


  • 5,345 miles


I've had shifting issues with my vehicle for over 1 year now. Vehicle shifts rough and surges unexpectedly and randomly everyday. I have taken my vehicle to the dealership more than 5 times for this issue with no resolution and statements stating they "can't find any problems" with my transmission. My vehicle surges without pressing the gas pedal and adheres my vehicle from braking adequately to the point where I'm nervous it will push me into a stopping car in from of me.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Oct 012016

Renegade 4WD 4-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
When driving and need to make a left turn, the Jeep loses power and the stability control light blinks.. it is a severe safety issue as I have almost been rear ended several times. It is a known issue by Chrysler Fiat but they are doing nothing to fix it as it is in Jeep forums everywhere. I feel it is time for a class action lawsuit, before someone is seriously injured or killed.

- Warrenton, VA, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Sep 062016


  • 3,000 miles
The vehicles traction control light comes on during normal driving causing loss of throttle an power making you exit to shoulder or sometimes after 10 sec or so the power will return. Car does not die it just takes throttle control away while traction light flashes. This is all during normal dry conditions and normal driving. I have also seen a huge amount of this same issue on the forums. My vehicle has been in the dealership service department four times and they have no fix yet. It is very unsafe and my wife is afraid to drive her brand new Jeep. It's really ridiculous that we have to deal with all this an no one seems to care until someone gets killed because of the issues. And if this doesn't get corrected someone is going to get hurt or killed in a car accident. This problem occurs on a regular basis but it's hard to recreate on the spot so it's impossible to get the dealer to believe it is happening but if you search the web there is tons of info on this issue.

- De Soto, IA, USA

problem #3

Aug 132016


  • 35,500 miles
The stability control light randomly flashes and I lose power to the car. It happens during dry conditions and more frequently when turning. I have almost been in an accident twice because this. It has been occurring for months now and I have taking it to the dealer twice but they say they can't find anything wrong with it. No codes or star cases have been reported but the car it not right. I'm don't feel safe driving it but I am not sure what to do now.

- Ofallon, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 262016


  • 14,140 miles
On occasion when making either a left or right hand turn, the traction control light flashes and the engine loses power. All acceleration to the vehicle stops and will not resume until you release the gas pedal. The issue started in March of 2016 and continues till this date, 7/27/16

- Warrington, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 022015


  • 1 miles
Violent rumbling noise and vibration when letting off the gas between 30 and 20 mph. Can be made to go away when in manual mode or when traction control is turned off. This happens every time we drive the car. Car and driver writeup: my own blog post:

- Denver, CO, USA

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