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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,212 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2015 Jeep Renegade electrical problems

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2015 Jeep Renegade Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Sep 172015


  • 4,000 miles


Power door locks stopped working 9-17-15. Went to dealer 9-22-15, they said that key fob was bad, new one on order. Turn on front wipers the back wiper will turn on sometimes, with the back wiper switch off. The car sat idle for 8 days, the battery was dead. I tried to start could'nt get key out of ignition. Had to jump battery 3 times with battery pack to get car started. When battery went dead the car computer reset and my power door locks now work with key fob. Waiting to see how long car will run, can't trust it.

- South Lyon, MI, USA

problem #8

Jun 042015


  • 152 miles
Our Jeep Renegade's 6.5an infotainment system may have corrupted software or a electrical problems. Since owning the vehicle (June 2,2015) the "yelp" feature will not load and is not available to utilize as advertised. My U-connect account was listed as "pending" instead of trial/activated. After numerous trips and calls to U-connect with multiple trouble tickets and opened "star case" the radio was replaced on 8/26/2015 but it is now worse than before, .apps do not work, getting sever error and subscription errors. I now have another open trouble ticket and U-connect doesn't seem to have an answer. I have been putting up with this for 3 months now and 5-6 trips to the dealer, a replacement radio and a requested buyback. I have an open customer care case. This wasn't the only electrical problem had 4 attempts to replace a bad key fob, finally after ordering 2 new key fob, is was fixed.

- Martinsville, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 102015


  • 1,737 miles
I started my vehicle and then shifted it from park to drive. All the warning lights flashed and the vehicle lost power and the interior and exterior systems went dead. I shifted back to park and attempted to start the vehicle again. It did not start and turning the key resulted in all the warning lights lighting up. The parking brake engaged and did not release. The power door locks and windows did not work but after the key was turned the headlights did flash if the lock or unlock buttons on the key fob were pushed. Also the steering wheel did not turn with the key in place and the key could not be removed from the steering column. The tow truck driver had to resort to using a power pack on the battery terminals to get power to the electrical system so he could restore the steering and release the parking brake. At the dealership that repaired the car they found the electrical systems functional and the battery fully charged. The service reciept states the dtcm had an active code C2502-64 and they flashed dtcm with latest flash number and cleared codes.

- North Bend, OR, USA

problem #6

Jul 202015


  • 4,500 miles


Both key fobs began to have delayed response when locking and unlocking vehicle. Automatic locks stopped working, but back hatch would still lock and unlock. Lock and unlock buttons wouldn't work on driver-side and passenger-side doors. Disconnected and reconnected battery, then the locks worked again.

- Kenosha , WI, USA

problem #5

Jul 062015


  • 800 miles
Press remote to lock doors, rear don't lock, tried again then front doesn't lock. So now car won't open or luck with remote. I reprogram locks on uconnect still doesn't work. You have to manually lock the doors. I consider this a safety recall. If you have kids in back they won't be able to get out unless you reach inside vehicle to open. Hope the car doesn't catch fire with kids in back. Key is also hard to put in ignition and take out.(batteries in remote are fine I checked full power). I think the manufacturers are in a hurry to release the vehicles before they are properly tested.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 012015


  • 1,200 miles
Bought Renegade sport fwd April 28, 2015. 1. door locks/key-fob stopped working by June 1st. Took to dealer, said Chrysler knew of issue, trying to get a "permanent" fix, but a temp fix was to re-set the computer system; they did and it lasted less than 2 hours. Have to use key to unlock driver door, then reach around and unlock/lock the other 3 doors by hand once inside the car. "luckily", the key-fob still locks/unlocks the rear lift gate. 2. rear wiper blade turns on randomly when front wipers are on. Only way to stop the rear wiper is to turn off the front wipers, wait a few seconds, then turn them back on. 3. car sat for 3 days (July 15-17), and battery completely drained/dead. Key stuck in ignition. Called road side assistance, they tried to jump it with a jump-box, Jeep wouldn't turn over, so had to jump with the tow truck's battery connected to jumper cables and after several minutes, the electrical gadgets started to work, and several minutes later on the charge, it finally turned over. 4. car transmission "jerking" when driving slowly out of my driveway (approx. 5 mph). This has happened several times.

- Penfield, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 032015


  • 1,500 miles


The vehicle has stalled at high speeds, or idled and shook before finally sputtering and engine dying. Various issues at various speeds. Could not restart and had to tow. Engine stalled at full speed three times all while vehicle was brand new, first month of ownership and under 1500 miles.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #2

Jun 172015


  • 197 miles
I was on the highway when suddenly my brand new car stalled and would not shift back into gear. The car became immobilized and had to get towed back to the dealership. They replaced the fuel valve and did not test for transmission or electrical issues. Two days later the same thing happened on the highway. I took it to a different dealership and they did not know what was wrong with it, so they updated the software in the car because two updates were available. I got the car back and it broke down for a third time, again after only 2 days. The car is currently in the shop and Chrysler is reluctant to buyback the vehicle. Nobody can figure out what is wrong.

- Northfield, IL, USA

problem #1

May 252015


  • 200 miles
My Jeep Renegade's 6.5an infotainment system may have corrupted software. Since owning the vehicle, the "yelp" feature will not load and is not available to utilize as advertised. My uconnect account listed in my radio system shows "pending" instead of trial or activated. I am also missing soft key applications such as wi-fi and sometimes uconnect store. I have contacted uconnect access, Jeep, and my dealership countless times over the past 30 days of ownership with no remedy. I have been told to perform soft and factory resets time and time again with no change. Uconnect reps have re-sent data and jar. Files with no luck and no change to my radio system. Dealership does not know what to do and submitted a work tiocket to star reps for assistance. They have not figured out what to do and told me they would contact manufacturers of the radio system for help. 2 weeks later and no word from dealership or star reps. I wish they would try to reload system software or replace my 6.5an system with new one.

- Corydon, IN, USA

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