pretty bad
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Average Mileage:
41,250 miles
Total Complaints:
19 complaints

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2017 Jeep Renegade Owner Comments

problem #19

Jan 012022

Renegade 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Will not be buying another Jeep product. Known oil consumption and leaking with engine shut off while in traffic. We have had 7 oil changes in the last year with leaking of the engine and no help from the dealership replaced the engine mounts due to shifting on the engine causing the air intake housing to crack. For a teenage driver this is rather a significantly detrimental, costly and very dangerous car to be driving. I would rather drive a YUGO instead of this piece of sh*t Jeepers Creepers Renegade!

We are picking the Jeep up from the dealer again in the morning and will expect to place paper plates again under the car to collect oil from getting on the driveway. I will never own another Jeep in my family again. They have lost my confidence in a car company. they don't stand behind their products. They should be buying back the vehicle 2017 Jeep Renegade is a terrible vehicle. It stalled itself while at a intersection and had to be pushed out of traffic. Pressed restart and car had a hard time starting the vehicle once the engine shut itself off the computer doesn't recognize oil is low and shuts itself off to prevent failure.

- Kimberly K., AUrora, US

problem #18

Sep 282022

Renegade Latitude 2.4L Multiair

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

Jeep will not fix, $8.00 every 1000 miles until I can trade it away... And an additional $320 to $400 a year. Never buy a Jeep again!!

- Ken H., Kodak, TN, US

problem #17

Jun 112021

Renegade Latitude 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

The Jeep Renegade consumes more oil between oil changes than most other cars with same size engine. After less than 2,500 miles the car is missing 1.5 quarts with no apparent leaks or smoke coming out of the tail pipe. It just gets "consumed" by the engine on a regular basis. The worst part is that the engine stalls on low oil levels but the oil light does not come on to warn off the issue, actually it will come on AFTER the engine shuts to protect itself. What good is a warning light that warns after the fact?

It is a great vehicle but it is a pain in the neck that some dumb engine designer caused and I have to fix by checking the oil level every 10 weeks (for those of us who drive 10,000 miles or less per year) and replenish the missing quart or risk ruining the engine. That is on average 5 quarts per year of synthetic oil that I need to purchase.

- John E., Marietta, GA, US

problem #16

Mar 292022

Renegade 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles


I bought this vehicle used but it seemed to be in great condition. It was purchased from a dealership and I bought an extended warranty as it was used and I knew I would put a lot of miles on it as I have a 35 mile commute. From day one it was burned a ridiculous amount of oil. I always changed the oil at a dealership or at a certified shop and always used full synthetic. Every single time as soon as I parked the Jeep after getting the oil changed I'd noticed oil where I parked, sometimes a lot of it. I had to fill up the oil non stop between oil changes, half a quart, sometimes a quart or more. And Jeep knows this is a problem with this year and model but they refuse to issue a recall or do anything to fix it.

I got the oil changed a couple of weeks ago and it was like there was no oil filter put on the Jeep; the oil poured out of it within a matter of days! ALL 5.5 quarts, in fact it took 5.6 quarts for me to fill it up because so much kept pouring out onto the driveway while I filled it up. There was no oil in it at all within days of getting my oil changed by a certified oil mechanic. No warning lights, no indicators whatsoever that something was wrong, I had moved it a couple of times so couldn't see more than the usual oil spill under my Jeep when I checked daily. I went to leave one day and lost all power and then there was finally a warning light flashing. Too late. This is a well known, very well documented issue with 2017 Jeep Renegades. I shouldn't have to carry a quart of oil around for a 2017 vehicle and 5.5 quarts of oil shouldn't just disappear in a matter of days leaving me with thousands of dollars in repairs. Do not buy a Renegade.

- jenneyj34, Murray, US

problem #15

Sep 232019

Renegade Latitude 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

When you buy a new car you don't expect to have 20 year old car problems like having to add oil at every gas change. No leaks, I get regular prepaid service and all of a sudden oil doesn't last through the oil changes. I had to pay a 180 diagnostic fee for them to tell me it's a manufacturer defect with the engine and I just have to live with it. My car suddenly stall and the throttle light comes on. They tell me the oil got low. I never had problems with a car like this. This is dangerous and it is a manufacturer defect. They need to do a recall and fix this problem!

- Jennifer C., Palmdale, CA, US

problem #14

Feb 252020

Renegade Trailhawk 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,544 miles

I've had the oil light come on around the 2000 mile mark - not the 3k-5k. I've had to add oil on our own just so the engine wouldn't have issues. When I took it in to the dealer service area, I was told this was common with Renegades. I really enjoy my Jeep and am very disappointed this has yet to be resolved.

- Katharine C., Lakeland, FL, US

problem #13

May 012020

Renegade Latitude

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


I'm super super disappointed with this issue, I purchased my Renegade used and it still has a warranty so I'm going to the dealership to see what they'll actually do. As from all the research I've done they're well aware of the issue, but there's no fix(?).

- Seana K., Columbia Falls, US

problem #12

Jun 052020

Renegade Latitude 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

After last oil change about 2000 miles, the oil light came on. Oil was low so I added oil and watched close since and have had to add about a quart every 1000 miles or so. There is no reason for oil consumption - I'm very upset.

- John B., Annandale, US

problem #11

Jan 302019

Renegade Latitude

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

I bought my Jeep Renegade from Moxie January 2019. They told me there was a oil leak and they had an appointment at Baxter (Jeep dealership) to have it fixed. Baxter had no idea what I was talking about when I spoke to them and so I was bounced back and forth between to car dealerships for a couple of weeks. I finally made my own appointment where they told me they didn't see a leak. They put some solution in the engine and told me to come back for an oil change. I did as instructed. Baxter couldn't find a leak but told me my oil was low so they filled it and told me to come back at the next oil change.

A couple months later while driving down Adams street my Jeep just died in traffic. It took a while before she started again. I drove her straight to Baxter. The checked my oil and I had none on the dipstick. NO check engine light, NO oil light, nothing came on to warn me and I was no where near due for my next oil change. So Baxter began "investigating" the problem. Baxter kept telling me to drive so many miles and come back so they could check the oil level. I even asked them why they where trying to have me drive out the manufacturer's warranty. I was assured that if they did find something wrong it would still be covered because it was being looked into before the milage had been exceeded.

June 2020 They finally told me I needed a new engine because it was consuming too much oil. They tried to get my extended warranty to cover it. Baxter and Chrysler (after failing a complaint with them) told me they would not replace the engine because I am the second owner and there is no evidence the prior owner did the oil changes. BOTTOM LINE: THE ENGINES ARE FAULTY! They saw a loop hole and took advantage of the consumer. My Jeep still needs a new engine.

- April F., Lincoln, NE, US

problem #10

Feb 132021

Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 2.4L Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,700 miles

So, I am driving down the street and all of a sudden, the oil light comes on and my engine a minute later shuts off while I'm driving. I managed to go into a Walgreens parking lot and get a spot, where I immediately pop the hood and check the oil. I bought this vehicle from Airpark Dodge in Scottsdale November the 30th of 2020 and I have put 4,000 mi on it. I haven't even had to get my first oil change and when I checked my oil there was almost no oil in the engine at all.

I was never warned that the oil was low before that moment - I had no idea that this was going to happen. Upon doing research, I see that there are a lot of issues of certain models of Jeeps burning oil. This, however, isn't safe, plus it's also very expensive if you have to keep putting oil in your car every thousand miles and also completely unsafe that it doesn't even alert you to let you know that your engine is low in oil. Had I known that I would have taken it to the dealership immediately. But since it doesn't alert you, we're just hurting our engines in the long run.

I don't understand how the dealerships wouldn't know about this issue? And I asked about a recall and I haven't heard anything from them. In fact I've called them twice, and they haven't responded to me at all.

- Morgan S., Phoenix, AZ, US

problem #9

Jan 112021

Renegade Latitude 2.4L Tigershark

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,650 miles


Engine consistently burns 1 qt of oil per 1000 miles. This engine has 5.5 qt oil capacity. 3000 miles after an oil change I heard a strange humming sound from my engine bay. Lo and behold - I checked and there wasn't even any oil left on my dipstick, indicating that the vehicle had 2.5 remaining qts of oil or less.

- Erik E., Geneva, IL, US

problem #8

Nov 212020


  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,504 miles

Problem with Oil Consumption on 2017 Jeep Renegade. Not able to deal with the dealership, was told to "google" the issue and make a complaint before the dealership could help me.

- Micah T., Little Elm, TX, US

problem #7

Nov 272020

Renegade DesertHawk 2.4L-Liter I4 Multiair

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,890 miles

Love my Jeep Renegade (aka 'Little Jeep'). Bought it used with 20,000 miles on it. Now nearly 18 months later, it has 40,000 miles with no major issues until I took my first long road trip driving over 1,600 miles in 6 days. Oil was changed by my regular mechanic days before taking the road trip (I change the oil and rotate the tires every 5,000 miles - so more frequently than recommended for this engine).

Oil was not topped off but was in the middle of the operating range on dipstick after the oil change so we topped it off and made sure it was full the evening before my trip (in fact we overfilled it just a little). When I returned home, the oil was barely at the add mark. I expected some oil usage on this trip. We did overfill the oil just a bit and I ran the Renegade hard on I-40 through the mountains (the Appalachian mountains were a small portion of my trip). But going from being past the full mark down to the add mark in 1,600 miles is ridiculous and means I'd need to check and possibly add oil every time I fuel up for gas on a road trip.

When we called the dealership where I purchased the vehicle we were told that all 2.4 L engines seem to use a lot of oil and we needed to do an oil consumption test. I have no plans to do any long road trips any time soon plus I no longer drive nearly as much as I did pre-COVID so an oil consumption test isn't going to be very timely. Plus, we've not noticed any oil consumption issues with my normal daily driving.

This is the second still-under-warranty vehicle that's had oil consumption issues. A vehicle should be able to make it from one oil change to another without burning more than a quart of oil.

- scbs, Penfield, US

problem #6

Jun 032019

Renegade Trailhawk 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,653 miles

Went for my oil change only 1800mi since last change 1 quart low. Service manager showed me a tsb that said 1 qt. every 2000 miles is acceptable. I asked him to print it up for me and he said he can't do that...so it's a big secret....wow.

- William M., Lancaster, CA, US

problem #5

Feb 012019

Renegade 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

I was sold a lemon. At 30,000 miles the vehicle start hard shift at 30 mph. I called Chrysler to open a case. They stated they never heard of the issue although there are complaints all over the internet. I took to more than one dealership and took for test drives stating they were not able to duplicate the issue. Even though I told them intermittent issue. I never got the issue resolved and Chrysler stated there was nothing they could do. I was told this design transmission has a flaw and chysler only has software update but it does not fix the issue. Now at 40,000 miles my vehicle is using so much oil. I noticed when my car stopped and it was completely out of oil. I was told this is normal and this vehicle burns a lot of oil. It was suggested I check my oil in between oil changes and come to get top off. The problem is it uses oil excessively, always a quart low. I did find one dealership who was willing to do an oil consumption test at my next oil change. I have lost all trust in Bayshore Dodge and Chrysler or Jeep anything.

- tracyratcliff11, Magnolia, US

problem #4

Mar 142019

Renegade 1.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles

Renegade 2017 with 16,000 miles is burning 1qt of oil every 2-3000 miles. Dealer says it is normal, but will do a test if I still have the issue. OMG! I have never had a car burn 2-3qts of oil between changes, especially a new car with 16,000miles.

- Brian Deb B., Hudsonville, MI, US

problem #3

Jan 082019

Renegade Latitude 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

Got the vehicle in 02/2018 and by 09/2018 it was burning a lot of oil. I would take the car in for oil changes and the shops would tell me I barely had any oil in the car. I then started doing my own oil changes thinking maybe the shops were not putting enough in to cut corners, and I had the same result. Then the stalling in traffic started to happen. I had a minor accident due to a stall where a person bumped my rear end on the highway because my car lost power.

Took the car in to the shop they charged me for an oil change to do an oils consumption test. In 2000 miles the car burned enough oil to not show up on the stick. The dealership is replacing the engine. I was assured the engine they are putting in has had the oil issue resolved. We will see.

- Brian R., Clermont, FL, US

problem #2

Dec 152018

Renegade 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles

Those 2.4 multiair engines take oil and it is normal according to manufacturer. I would call this a headache and not normal. My previous 15 year old truck with 200k miles took about 1qt between oil changes @ 7.5k. With this one you can expect to add 1qt per about 1500-2000 miles. I’m at 16k miles and just did my third oil change. Roughly I have to add 2.5 qt in between oil changes and last 2 oil change indicator came up at 6.5k mile intervals. Besides that engine seems ok, just need to check that oil frequently. If not for me my wife would blow this engine into pieces by running it dry.

- Roki A., Staten Island, NY, US

problem #1

Jul 252017

Renegade Latitiude 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles

After purchasing my brand new 2017 Jeep Renegade, I decided to take a road trip. At the time I had close to 1500 miles on it. I wasn't worried about having issues, as this was a brand new vehicle. It should be reliable, right? I'm enjoying a scenic back roads kind of drive, and 3 hours into my trip, low oil pressure light starts coming on every now and then. I thought maybe it was a fluke, and the car was running fine. So I continued my trip, which was heading back home after over a four hour drive. I started getting concerned when the warning started increasing, and I was out in the middle of nowhere. I prayed a lot to get back in town and over to my dealer. Well, we never made it. The car went into limp mode and I had to have it towed into the dealership. Imagine my chagrin as I see my brand new vehicle already sitting on the bed of a tow truck. Flash forward to the next day when the dealer calls and says my car is ready to be picked up. Once there, they explained that my engine was 4 quarts low on oil. So they refilled it and told me I would have to come back every 1000 miles for a consumption test. They didn't know if it came from the factory low on oil, or my vehicle was consuming too quickly. I begrudgingly agreed. Flash forward to 1000 miles later. I am now at 2500 miles. They said the consumption test would take 5 minutes so go wait in the waiting area. A half hour passes and my service adviser comes in to tell me, that my wet and dry readings were all over the place. It's not leaking, it or burning it, so they have to talk to Chrysler. I get a loaner. A big gas guzzling one. The next day he calls to inform me that they are replacing my engine. It seems that cylinder #4 was warped and not sitting correctly, so my oil was literally blowing out of the tailpipe as I drove. Nice. So I waited about a week and finally got my jeep back with a brand new engine. Everything seemed fine. See my next post for issue # 2.

- Susan O., Elgin, IL, US

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