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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,619 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.

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2015 Jeep Renegade engine problems

engine problem

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2015 Jeep Renegade Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

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 #2

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 #1

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

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