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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,228 miles

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2015 Jeep Renegade fuel system problems

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2015 Jeep Renegade Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

May 312015


  • miles


Jeep Renegade 2015. THE CAP LESS FUELSYSTEM. Can't physically put gas nozzle into the tank. I even tried the plastic funnel that comes with the jeep and that won't go in either. There are 3 plastic tabs that must be pushed in by the nozzle before the metal flap will release and allow the pump in. Two smaller ones in the upper left/right and one large one on the bottom. Sometimes these can get gummed(or in my case were kinda defective straight from the factory). In 2019 Renegade redesign the gas tank differently so I'm guessing they know about this issue. There are forum on top of forums about this problem. We really need a recall on this. Eventually, I have to exchange my cap less fuel system since I am dreading every trip to a gas station. I can't drive my car if I can't put gas in it.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #33

Jun 222022


  • miles
cap-less fuel tank is broken, I was pumping my gas and pulled the exterior part off the cap-less fuel tank and It came right off. THAT SHOULD not happen

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #32

Jun 082022


  • miles
Vehicle throttle lags from a take off causing dangerous conditions while merging on to highway and turning on busy city streets.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #31

Mar 192022


  • miles


At 58k miles my check engine light came on and it was determined that it was throwing the code 0456 for a small EVAP leak. I took my Renegade to the dealership for a smoke test and had told them there is sometimes a strong fuel smell when driving. The first smoke test they claimed they couldn't find a leak but noticed a strong fuel smell coming from the rear of the vehicle. They performed one more smoke test and still couldn't find leak. Scheduled another appointment, software update was performed and code was cleared. 2 days later check engine light came back on and when fueling vehicle found gas leaking from the rear wheel well. Took Renegade back to dealership, where it was determined the leak was coming from the fuel filler neck. Paid $500 to have new fuel filler neck installed code was cleared only to come back on the next morning. It was determined it was throwing the same code 0456 for a small EVAP leak. Was advised I would have to have another smoke test done. Idle is really rough when sitting still. It is no longer leaking fuel, but still runs like garbage. Haven't been able to have a forth smoke test done yet because I can't afford it. I have already forked out almost 1k since this started almost 2 months ago. Was advised I should reach out to Chrysler as I have had the vehicle since new and have kept up with all maintenance. Warranty had been expired 4 months prior to this issue.

- Lake Placid, FL, USA

problem #30

Feb 042022


  • miles
I recently had the exact problem that was reported under NHTSA ID 11309398. I wanted to report this since if it is happening to me and others, perhaps Jeep will consider a recall to fix this issue. I had to pay over $700 for parts and labor (my warranty expired 2 months before this happened!). It's a pretty annoying manufacturing/quality issue. I've never in 50 years of driving had this happen on any car. Issue described below. The cap leess fuel filler broke. I was filling up the fuel tank and when I went to remove the fuel nozzle from the tank, the cap less filler neck came out with the nozzle. Basically fell out. And there was no obvious way to repair it. I had to replace the entire mechanism since I don't want fuel sloshing out of my tank.

- Potomac, MD, USA

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problem #29

Jul 012019


  • 80,000 miles
My Jeep runs out of gas at 1/4 tank. No low fuel light comes on. This has happened on multiple occasions. (I.e. while on the interstate going 65mph, in city traffic)

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #28

Oct 102020


  • 24,863 miles


The throttle body stop working. The vehicle doesn't accelerate at all and does not start. It happen when driving on the street it just turn off

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #27

Sep 272018


  • 60,000 miles
I bought my 2015 Jeep Renegade brand new in September 2015 and began having problems right away. There's a power issue where the car will just shut off and lose power and the key gets stuck in the ignition. I have had it jumped several times just to get it moving again. Took the car to several auto zones to test out the battery just to see if I would get a different response but each confirmed that there is nothing wrong with the battery. It either completely shuts off or stops picking up speed in the middle of busy houston traffic. You can feel when it switch gears sometimes, it makes this hard and loud popping noise when it's trying to switch gears. It's always done that. This usually happens if I'm at a slower driving speed, like turning at a light, and then accelerate to pick up speed, it either makes that loud popping sound, or struggles to pick up speed and eventually stalls and/or lose power. It's real scary. I've been having this problem since I bought it and have had it checked out many times but no one can tell me what's wrong with it. I have been monitoring the recalls and have been seeing numerous cases from people with the same issue I'm having but somehow my VIN isn't associated with any recalls.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #26

Jan 012020


  • 45,000 miles
When driving the vehicle it hesitates to receive gas and it shifts extremely hard between gears. It stalls and moves forward aggressively when pressing the gas. It vibrates hard while idling (at traffic lights) it has become a safety hazard as it feels as though it is ready to stop at any moment

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #25

Jan 242020


  • 65,000 miles
The cap less fuel filler broke. I was filling with fuel at the gas station. When the tank was full I went to remove the nozzle from the cap less filler neck and the cap less portion broke away from the filler neck and stayed attached to the nozzle. Now every once and awhile you can see gas must spill out of the neck when the tank is full since there is nothing to prevent fuel from coming out.

- Ashwaubenon, WI, USA

problem #24

Jan 102020


  • 60,000 miles


I have a hard time putting gas in the car though it was the pump but it's everywhere I go and it eats up a lot of gas. The electrical messed up sometimes it won't start I got a new battery and everything but the service people said it has to be electrical my keys never work I have to manually use key and lock the door from inside my gears the engine ideals high and car jerks sometimes when I'm taking off

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #23

Aug 262019


  • 42,989 miles
2015 Jeep Renegade limited 4X4 has stalled while driving on 3 separate occasions since purchasing it used from dealership in January 2019. It stalls while in stop and go traffic without any warning. I have to put in park, push the start button to turn it off, and then push the button again with foot on break to start it again. Thankfully this has only happened while driving slowly (10-15 mph) in a line of cars towards a stop sign however this is extremely unsafe!

- Woodacre, CA, USA

problem #22

Aug 152019


  • 50,000 miles
Car will fail sporadically to accelerate while trying to merge into traffic I was almost hit by other vehicles more than once I've talked to others with the same car and all of them described the same exact experience it's only a matter of time before someone is killed.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #21

Aug 112019


  • 55,568 miles
It was working fine then out of no where the transmission light came on and all the emergency lights started flickering. The shift gear won't move and it won't accelerate when its in drive. Car shakes when shifting gears.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #20

Aug 122019


  • 35,000 miles
On the freeway and came to a stop. Put foot on gas, and it wouldn't move. This has happened 3 times on the freeway. Had to change gear, and restart engine to move.

- Encino, CA, USA

problem #19

Jun 032019


  • 36,000 miles
While I was driving on the interstate, going 70 mph, my car stopped running and said there was an error. I had a family member help me load it up and take it to the dealership. They told me that my fuel sensor malfunctioned and showed me that I had gas however my car had no gas. I had to purchase an entire fuel pump since the sensor is integrated within the pump. My mileage was 36,000 now my radiator fan assembly needs replaced as it is going out. I am at 41,000 miles now. I noticed a weird noise coming from the motor area while I was idling. I noticed

- Lawton, OK, USA

problem #18

Jun 132019


  • 50,147 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Jeep Renegade. Moments after the vehicle was turned off, it failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to fox Chrysler (4100 plainfield ave ne, grand rapids, mi) where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump was faulty; however, the part would not available until August of 2019. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,147.

- Allendale, MI, USA

problem #17

Apr 042019


  • 68,500 miles
The car will turn off while driving, thinking that it is out of gas, when in actuality the car has between 3-4 bars of gas left. No "low fuel" warning light or notification will appear. This has happened to me three times in the past month, once while on the interstate traveling out of town & the car literally started sputtering and cut completely off at 65 mph almost causing a rear end collision with a semi. I have two small children & I do not feel safe driving this vehicle at all, especially with them in the car. I purchased this car in November 2018 & every time the vehicle was low on gas, I would receive a notification & the light would appear. However as I stated previously on three separate occasions the vehicle shut off at 3-4 bars of gas without any notification whatsoever.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #16

Mar 232019


  • 35,000 miles
At times, my radio has turned off on its own and when I'm on the phone it will disconnect from the bluetooth to my phone multiple times during the call. Another issue I'm having is when I am driving, it has fallen dead on me in the middle of the road and won't restart. It's happened at a traffic light and while driving. I've tried turning off my lights, radio, A/C to restart with no luck. Each time I've had to get towed home. I have a standard transmission. Each time it's happened, I've had fresh oil, gas and a good battery. Lastly, sometimes I'll start smelling something like a burning smell as if something is hot or overheating, but I never get a message on my dash. Ive also taken it to the dealership and they said nothing was wrong. I don't know what is going on and I got it Nov 2017.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #15

Apr 012018


  • 35,000 miles
There is a power surge at times and majority of times there is a "lull" of power at take off. Upon departure at a stop light, there is hesitation when gas is applied so you have to heavily apply gas. Other times you go to park and come to stop then the car surges before placing in park. I have reported this to my dealer since purchase several times since March 2018 with no resolve. They state no recall and nothing shows up when testing it. Vehicle still

- West Frankfort, IL, USA

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