Jeep Renegade: Complaints & Recalls

Originally intended to replace the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot, the Jeep Renegade is a small, compact SUV that’s been on the market since 2014.

One of the smallest and most affordable in Jeep’s lineup, the manufacturer has sold more than a quarter of a million Renegades since the vehicle’s conception. Though accessible, not all drivers have been 100% happy with their vehicles. If you believe your Renegade may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Jeep Renegade Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new Renegade in the last few years, here’s what you should know, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 Jeep Renegade

The most common complaints revolved around:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Trailer hitch assembly may separate from vehicle. Any trailer that becomes detached, regardless of whether the vehicle is in motion, could cause an accident.
  • Transmission may unexpectedly shift to neutral. If this happens while the vehicle is in motion, the risk of an accident increases.
  • Rear control arm bracket weld failure. A loose axle could increase the risk of an accident.
  • Radio software security vulnerabilities. Someone could remotely take control of certain systems, creating the risk of a crash.

2016 Jeep Renegade

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Trailer hitch assembly may separate from vehicle. Any trailer that becomes detached, regardless of whether the vehicle is in motion, could cause an accident.
  • Rear control arm bracket weld failure. A loose axle could increase the risk of an accident.

2017 Jeep Renegade

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Incorrect software combinations. This could cause the driver to believe a malfunction has occurred when nothing has gone wrong.
  • Oil pump housing crack may cause engine stall. A stalled engine could increase the risk of a crash, especially if the vehicle is already in motion.

2018 Jeep Renegade

Information reflects nhtsa.gov data as of 7/29/18.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Jeep Renegade

If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.Report your problem within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been 20 or more days out of service, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.

You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer. Don’t keep driving your Renegade back to the garage for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.