really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,808 miles

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2017 Jeep Renegade electrical problems

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2017 Jeep Renegade Owner Comments (Page 1 of 7)

problem #121

Jun 202023


  • miles


The vehicle instrument panel begins flashing multiple warning lights while driving and subsequently while stopped such as emergency brake on, key fob left the vehicle, fuel engine, TPMS, etc. All of these occur while the vehicle is moving. While coming to a stop the power steering pump also becomes inoperative, the shift indicator (PRND) is blinking, and it is impossible to move the shift lever. The vehicle will not shut off until the battery is disconnected. The problem seems to manifest when ambient air temperature exceeds 80 Fahrenheit and the vehicle has been previously operated.

- Sedona, AZ, USA

problem #120

Feb 102023


  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Jeep Renegade. The contact stated while driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the mechanic refueled the vehicle, and the vehicle was jump started. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The contact stated that on a separate occasion, while driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a service station where the vehicle was refueled, and the vehicle restarted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was determined that the fuel gauge needle displayed incorrectly that there ? tank of fuel however, the fuel tank was empty. The contact was informed that the instrument panel needed to be reprogrammed. The contact was informed that the VIN was not included in NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V485000 (Electrical System). The dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 63,000.

- Chester, NY, USA

problem #119

Aug 192022


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Jeep Renegade. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 MPH, an unknown warning light started flashing on and off. The contact stated that the failure had become constant, and the warning lights were illuminated after starting the vehicle. Additionally, the parking brake had begun to engage independently. The contact stated while pulling out of her driveway, the parking brake independently activated, and the vehicle stopped. The contact had not taken the vehicle to a local dealer or independent mechanic to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The contact researched online and related the failure to NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V485000 (Electrical System). The failure mileage was approximately 72,000.

- Dunkirk, MD, USA

problem #118

Feb 172023


  • miles


All warning lights will flash and the car is unable to be out in drive, the car will not shut off unless the battery is disconnected. Dealership charged 5000 to replace an electrical harness at 34000 miles. Car is again flashing warning lights while driving such as emergency brake on, key fob left the vehicle, fuel engine, all of these are occurring while driving. There is a recall but on this year and model but this jeep is not included in the recall.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #117

Jan 012021


  • miles
My 2017 Jeep Renegade has had issues with electrical failures for several years off and on. At times it will state that parking lights, headlights, and brake lights are not working and they really are. The radio will also go very loud then quiet or quit working all together. The air conditioner will stop working randomly and then start again. On another occasion it would not go out of park, the wipers would not shut off, and the windows were not working. It usually always randomly resolves but always occurs again. There is a known recall for the software which causes these exact issues but this VIN is not included. I have video of the malfunctions if needed.

- Johnston, IA, USA

problem #116

Jan 132023


  • miles
Vehicle started from cold and as I was going to reverse, overheating warning light came on and the engine shut off. Scary, if this would have happened on the road or worse on the freeway I could have caused an accident. After I attempted to start it, and all warning lights came on and shut down again. this happened on 1-13-23. Vehicle had not been driven.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #115

Jan 152023

Renegade 4-cyl

  • miles


When driving down Interstate 35, my vehicle stalled in the middle of traffic. I was able to coast to the shoulder of the interstate. Once I was out of harms way, I attempted to start my vehicle again; it would start, but at any attempt to put transmission in drive, it would stall. After the vehicle sat for approximately 10 mins, the vehicle started and I continued to my destination with no problems. Two days later, the same thing happened when taking my grandchildren to school. The vehicle stalled in the middle of the road; a Good Samaritan helped me push the vehicle out of the road. Once again, after several attempts to start it, the vehicle would die when trying to put in drive, but after a short time, it started and continued with no problems. Due to multiple electronic, wiring, and unexplainable issues I have had with this vehicle in the past, I began researching issues others had reported to various sites, and it was the first time I had seen an option to report to NHTSA. I had a similar issue in March of last year; my vehicle was at three different shops. The first two could not determine how to fix it. The third shop (after weeks of trying to determine the problem) replaced an ignition coil. It ran good until this incident. This is most definitely a safety concern as it happens unexpectedly with no warning at all.

- Eddy , TX, USA

problem #114

Nov 172022


  • miles
Notification on dashboard that driver tail light, blinker, and brake lights were not on and need to be serviced. Took the vehicle to dealership. Bulbs were replaced and still not working. Was quoted that the connector and pigtail would need to be replaced with an estimate of $700. It is safety concern to try and switch lanes without a working indicator. There was a software update issued for the electrical system instrument panel ID 17V485000 that had not been completed. This software indicates a malfunction in the warning system lights. The tail light could have not been working before and the indicator light did not light up. All of the is occurred on November 17 2022

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #113

Aug 242022


  • miles
Fuse box in engine compartment is melted. Unable to drive vehicle due to comprising other engine parts. Unable to get vehicle fixed due to dealer unable to get part.

- Winslow, AR, USA

problem #112

Nov 212021


  • miles
The windows on the Jeep Renegades over extend when putting them up, thereby tearing out the top of the housing causing leaks and possible electrical damage in the door panels. This also creates a whistle noise coming through the torn housing when driving. The AC works harder to heat and cool the cabin because of the poor air seal, causing drivers to burn more fuel and stress the components of the vehicle. I called my service department and got quoted me over $800 for two window seal repairs. He also told me that he see this on nearly every Jeep Renegade that comes in for service. This is a problem Jeep should be aware of as it is costing their customers expensive repairs. I purchased this car (2017 Jeep Renegade Latitude 2.4) November 2021 and noticed the problem after the purchase so, this problem was existing prior to my ownership.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #111

Jul 012022


  • miles


The vehicle will go about 80 miles then just completely shut down while driving. It can be restarted but will continue to die unless you turn it off for at least 1 day Very dangerous

- Ennis, MT, USA

problem #110

Aug 062022


  • miles
Left Rear Brake Light, Blinker and reverse light stopped working simultaneously. Bulbs replaced, so not operating. Found multiple complaints online and discovered the ground to the tail light was burnt and the board and pigtail connector had to be replaced.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #109

Aug 092022


  • miles
Jeep was running fine then stopped turned off Vehicle, filled gas tank with $25, went to start Jeep, horn started blaring, panel started lighting up like a Christmas tree. Jeep wouldn't start. Called a tow truck they had to disconnect battery and had my Jeep towed to home. Waiting to take to dealership to see what caused the issue.

- Mount Vernon, KY, USA

problem #108

Jun 012021

Renegade 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Jeep Renegade. The contact stated while driving 30 MPH with the cruise control activated, the vehicle inadvertently slowed down with several unknown warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact stated that the cruise control disengaged and failed to re-engage. The contact then noticed that none of the electrical features in the vehicle was working. The vehicle was diagnosed by an independent mechanic who stated that the vehicle was having electrical issues. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed that the vehicle was experiencing the failure listed in NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V485000 (Electrical System) however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The contact stated that the manufacturer advised her to contact the NHTSA for assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Wellsboro, PA, USA

problem #107

Sep 132021


  • miles
Instrument panel will show various light/warning issues when there is no problem

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #106

Mar 012022


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Jeep Renegade. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle, the odor of burning oil was present. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who diagnosed that the engine oil was extremely low. Oil was added to the engine and it was later discovered that the engine oil had rapidly been consumed. The manufacturer performed an oil consumption test which the vehicle failed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but no assistance was offered. Also, while driving on the freeway at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle suddenly lost motive power and stalled. The vehicle was towed to the local dealer who replaced the alternator. Also, the vehicle had experienced various intermittent electrical failures where the doors locks, key fob, and instrument cluster would not operate. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who diagnosed the failure as due to an electrical failure in the entertainment system. The entertainment system was replaced. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #105

Jan 012022


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2017 Jeep Renegade. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle with the radio turned off, the backup camera would not display when the transmission was shifted into Reverse. Additionally, while the radio was turned on, the failure occurred intermittently. After contacting the local dealer, the owner was informed that a software update was needed to resolve the failure. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Forest Grove, OR, USA

problem #104

Dec 102020

Renegade 4-cyl

  • miles
There is a recall on the 2017 renegade but somehow my jeep isn-€™t on the list even though I am having the exact issue - they think the oil pump isn-€™t working correctly. The vehicle just stops driving when in drive. Which is terrifying. It happened twice and we contacted FCA twice to have them do nothing. They said we have to drive the vehicle for 2000 miles in order to read the oil level - which is nuts. I can-€™t get in a vehicle that just stops working while driving, it-€™s a huge liability. It-€™s been sitting at the service department in a dealership for a year and a half and no one will help.

- Saratoga, CA, USA

problem #103

Oct 232020


  • miles
My fog light has now caught fire and burned twice. The entire assembly has melted to pieces. This is a safety concern and can result in someone's vehicle burning to the ground and possible injury to someone. This is not ok that my fog lights are catching fire like they are doing that is from the manufacturer. I'm being held responsible for repairs also that's not ok as I'm not at fault for this occurring.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #102

Oct 222021


  • miles
My car is stalling as I drive. It is completely shutting off. I had recall w84 performed. The problem is believed to be the recall UB2. This has been confirmed by a dealer. I am afraid for my life and believe that this defect will likely cause a crash.

- Nazareth, PA, USA

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