really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,589 miles

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2017 Jeep Renegade Owner Comments

problem #19

Oct 122020


  • 85,000 miles


My vehicle display message 'vehicle not in park' while driving anywhere at various speeds. Once msg display, vehicle loses powers. This has happen while driving on freeway. It is intermittent issue. I have open numerous case with Chrysler / fca but because dealer is not able to duplicate they won't repair. I read on internet there is defect in engine. Also vehicle displays service passive entry system. They reset software and issue returns.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #18

Nov 202019


  • miles
The Jeep tiyrod broke while driving down hwy could not steer the vehicle this resulting the Jeep veered off the road an slamming into a telephone pole we had taken the vehicle to B serviced months before an the dealership stated that they would not look at or even. Help us they sent us away leaving us concerned on how we could go about getting the dealership to help an not long after that the accident happened

- Dover, KY, USA

problem #17

Sep 242020


  • 75,000 miles
I was driving my car as an automatic not shifting it. All of a sudden the info section says down shift as I was turning, I was in motion the whole time, I did not stop to turn. And it dies. Right in the road while driving. I have looked and my VIN doesnt come up as a recall but this oh my god I was lucky I was on a back road to be ok, if I had been on a busy road or interstate my family and I would be dead. What is wrong with it. I need this fixed asap. This is my only means of transportation. Help me!!!!!!!

- Morristown, TN, USA

problem #16

Sep 252020


  • 70,000 miles


States "parking light" is out and it is and I cannot replace it. It also shakes when I get up to 70 mph.

- Belleview, FL, USA

problem #15

Aug 202020


  • 44,146 miles
Was driving to work, turned on mains street and car wouldn't accelerate when I pressed on the gas.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #14

Jul 272020


  • 51,200 miles
The ESC, ABS, steering torque control, 4WD, parking brake lights all came on. The dealer told me that a rodent had chewed the wiring for a rear wheel speed sensor because it has soy based insulation. The vehicle had been parked over night, but gets driven every day.

- Niangua, MO, USA

problem #13

Feb 172020


  • 41,000 miles


On 3 occasions since new my car has consumed all of it's oil. No warning lights or messages occur before this is realized. The only indicator is when turning a corner, a low pressure warning illuminates and power is cut to the engine, which leaves me unable to control the car. Then upon checking the oil level, no oil registers on the dipstick. I've gotten regular oil changes at 7500 mile intervals as reminded by the onboard system. The oil is fully gone by about 6000 miles or less.

- Lewis Center, OH, USA

problem #12

Aug 012018


  • miles
Takata recall my 2017 Jeep Renegade seems to do this jerk / stalling thing while driving. Especially when the fuel level starts to get low. While running my car has this loud noise coming from the engine. I remember seeing smoke come from the engine and I only had the car for a year if that.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

problem #11

Jan 152018

Renegade 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
My vehicle has been shifting hard when taking off from stop or driving along and it happens it races when driving and then stalls it want go sometimes. Its been to two dealership and worked on it still is not working. It's in the shop again. I don't want this vehicle anymore. I need to be safe. It almost got me hurt two times. I need it replaced. I am disabled. I wish this didn't happen I need a vehicle that want be disabled. Let me know asap. Thank you. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cerro Gordo, NC, USA

problem #10

Jun 242019


  • miles
Cooling fan went out some electrical power outlets weren't working oil change signal light won't reset when making turns car skids and the 4X4 control kicks in vehicle is shaking, engine problem

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 132019


  • 11,051 miles


When turning on a snow covered road, slightly up hill, from a county highway into a driveway and experiencing slight wheel spin, the vehicle lost 4-wheel drive and power steering. The ESC system became disabled and error codes "service hill start assist", "service ESC system" and "dynamic steering torque service required" were displayed as a message on the instrument panel screen and the ESC disabled light was turned on. This caused momentary loss of vehicle control.

- Redgranite, WI, USA

problem #8

Apr 022019


  • 21,000 miles
My Jeep stalls and has trouble starting dies alot wont keep up to speed jerks back up camera glitches alot I was driving to my kids school and on the freeway driving places.

- Battleground, WA, USA

problem #7

Mar 192019


  • 18,055 miles
Was driving this evening, and got about 2 blocks from my house. After stopping at a stop sign, and then continuing through, halfway through the intersection, all service lights came on (service electronic parking brake, service ESC, service engine, service transmission), and then it said to shift into park while I lost power and had to coast to the curb. When I got to the curb, the lights next to the shifter (prnd) were flashing until I put it in park. I shut the car off, and when it came back on, only the service engine light remained. I phoned Jeep, and they were going to have it towed to a dealership, but none were open, so I have to wait until the morning, and had to leave my car on the street, because if I went more than 10 feet, the power would go out again and would lose acceleration. There have been issues with transmission jamming into gear when slowing to a stop at a red light, and then accelerating when it turns green, and randomly idling rough. The engine code is U0001. If I had been on the freeway when it lost power, I would not have had time to get over to the shoulder and could have been badly hurt or killed if I got hit by another car.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 232018


  • 3,500 miles
I decided to start the vehicle without using remote start due to extreme cold climate so I could warm it longer than remote start will allow. Let it run for about 45 minutes and go to drive off and get up to 25-30mph and it stalled and made an extremely loud noise and rough vibration that made it feel like the whole engine or transmission fell out of the vehicle. All of the lights lit up in the dashboard and I had to struggle to steer it off the street by coasting it. Proceeded to start it but wouldn't budge for a good 5-10 min until it finally started back up. Immediately took it to the dealership and they connected the diagnostic tool to it and said nothing was showing up and there was nothing they could do about it. About a month later, it happened again the exact same way, took it to the dealership and this time they said every possible error code came up and were baffled. They wanted us to leave there at the dealership for 2 weeks before they could get to it and did not offer a loaner vehicle, we had to tell them that we needed it or a loaner for commute and so we had to keep it, they finally got to it and found out it was the ECM module, something to do with the drivetrain, they replaced it and it hasn't occurred again. Since then, we have noticed more and more that the transmission has been shifting very hard making popping noises and jerking. We finally decided that something wasnt right and took it to a different dealership with a couple other things that have gone wrong with the car. We had to take it twice for them to figure out what we were talking about with the transmission. It is now scheduled for a total transmission replacement mid August, and I think it was caused by ECM module issue we had to deal with for a few months before it was taken care of. I am extremely disappointed in making a new car purchase because of all the issues we have had with it.

- Williston, ND, USA

problem #5

Jun 262018


  • 20,000 miles
Car was in motion on a city street heading straight when it came to a complete stop. Various messages have been displayed the most previous times saying "to shift vehicle must be stopped" I wasn't trying to shift? no codes ever being shown are the same. All issues cause the car to completely stop. This is extremely dangerous on the roads ofcourse. It's already had an update to the system the dealership said was needed. Now back to doing the same thing so it's currently at the dealership again. Just hit 20K miles. All oil changes have been made on time as the Jeep has all warranties the chysler Dodge Jeep dealership offered. Can contact dealership for more detail. This has been ongoing since January 2018

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #4

Jun 012018


  • 11,036 miles
Transmission and engine problems, car stalling. Almost in bad car accident due to this issue, after looking at reviews im not the only one with issue. Not a happy customer

- Orrville, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 072018


  • 15,000 miles
Multiple warning messages illuminate the dash, such as check engine, check brake, and countless others. Also the car locks up and will not start or will only go in reverse. This happens upon attempting to start the vehicle and also while actively driving it. The vehicle has been taken to the dealership over 6 times for the same issue and multiple software updates have been performed and the tcm has been replaced but the issue keeps occurring. Customer service for the manufacturer has been contacted and a corporate technician has been involved and also an in flight recorder was temporarily installed and it provided numerous error codes but no one is seems to be capable of determining how to fix the issue or what exactly is causing

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #2

Oct 132017


  • 10,200 miles
Car will not start. Push button key start. Lights on steering column light up, radio goes on car doesn't start. After multiple attempts of shutting car off and on the car delays and then kicks over. Nothing we'd up when it happened when on the E at dealer.dealer replace a component in the push button key start. Had car back for 5 days. Happened again X 2. dealer took car and again could not get to simulate.

- Au Sable Forks, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 042017


  • 1,000 miles
On at least six different occasions while making a slow speed left turn (under 15 mph) and once while making a left U-turn (at approx. 5 mph), my 2017 Jeep Renegade experiences a loss of power and the ABS warning light flashes. There is no acceleration while stepping on the gas pedal. This condition lasts approximately 3 - 5 seconds. On one occasion, the vehicle behind me nearly rear-ended me as my vehicle slowed. The dealer has explained that the vehicle is experiencing a condition that exceeds a parameter set by the software. There have been no codes "set" by these occurrences. They are a bit unnerving and a safety concern. This concern began when the Jeep had approximately 1000 miles on the odometer. I now have 6700 and the last occurrence was August 4, 2017.

- Schofield, WI, USA

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