Notes: Be warned the previous model year (2015) Jeep Renegade has a large number of complaints reported by owners. Time will tell whether the 2016 Renegade has the same issues.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 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.

2016 Jeep Renegade brakes problems

brakes problem

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2016 Jeep Renegade Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 162017


  • 200 miles


Driving on rainy day. Going anywhere from 30 to 55 mph. All idiot lights came on the dash. Said service everything lost power steering lost power brakes.

- Colfax, IL, USA

problem #3

Nov 102016


  • 1,928 miles
Parking brake failed to set when pressed. The light for the brake turned on, however the parking brake was not engaged causing the vehicle to roll away from its parked location.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #2

Nov 182016


  • 5,870 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Renegade. When the contact started the vehicle after filling up the fuel tank, the check engine and electronic stability control warning indicators illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart on the first attempt; however, the failure recurred. In addition, the vehicle made an abnormal sound and the emergency brake would not release. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed. The dealer recommended to have the oil changed every 3,000 miles and to check the dip stick every time the vehicle was filled with fuel. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 5,870.

- Rockport, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 212016


  • 2,000 miles
I purchased my Jeep in may and it only has 2000 + miles on it. While driving today the parking brake engaged automatically. It did it again 3 times on the freeway while I was on my way to the dealership about it. Every time I slowed down for a car it would engage and send that error. This will be the second time in a month I have had to take it to the dealership for issues. The first one was the overhead console was not working at all.

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

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