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  • D Bohning ·
    Once again I explained what happened, and they proceeded to tell me i had no proof the clutch locked up, and that in their experience they have never seen one just lock up. So i must have burnt it up causing damage.

    My question is. Am i screwed no matter what? With the clutch not being covered. If say the clutch did malfunction and lock, or something else did and caused it too. Am i covered under warranty, or because i am over the mileage does it not even matter what happened? I cant afford to spend $4,000 for a clutch, let alone every 35k miles.
    D Bohning ·
    Well, on my way to work this morning my jeep started not wanting to go, would rev high but had no acceleration. Suddenly the car would not go any faster ( I am going 60 at this point in 5th gear as it would not get up to 70) and completely had no acceleration. It slowly slowed down and i could smell the clutch inside the vehicle.

    I get towed to dealership, they advise after several hours that i simply burnt the clutch up and in the process the flywheel, some bolts and other things totaling over $4,000 worth of repairs. I told them the clutch locked on its on, that i did not "burn it up". They proceeded to tell me the clutch isnt covered under warranty after 12k miles / 12 months whichever comes first. And since i burnt the clutch up, i caused the damage to the other parts. I asked them to prove i damaged the clutch and i was told i did with normal wear and tear, and told to pay the money and repeatedly asked me if i was declining to pay.
    D Bohning ·
    Hello, Looking for some guidance.

    I have a 2018 Jeep Renegade 1.4l turbo.

    I have it a little over a year, I put about 95 miles on it 5 days a week. All interstate, I drive 1 mile to the interstate (country), 40 miles of interstate, 3.5 miles down a highway, 3.5 miles down a road im usually the only one on. I am at just over 32,000 miles. No heavy traffic. I dont drive rough. Never burnt clutch before ( I have a 1985 dodge d100 with the original clutch @60k miles still going strong). Yesterday on the way home the car suddenly came out of cruise control. I thought it was the wind. Then it kept doing it, and suddenly would not accelerate as if the clutch was pressed. But the pedal felt fine. i called the dealership. They told me would be a week and half before they could see me. Or i could drop it off and they can try to squeeze it in. I explained what the car did and my concern for something locking the clutch up. I advised I would drop it off the following afternoon.
    Yaderg ·
    I have a MaxCare Warranty on a 2015 Renegade and my issue is similar to the user by the name of redraidersilva found in this thread:
    The pictures on this thread is exactly where i found the broken part, I have pictures if you need to see it.

    Found a small plastic clip broken in the rail area of the sun roof, The dealer is telling me that I need to replace the entire sunroof, I think is crazy that I have to replace the entire sunroof over a small plastic clip can you help me diagnose this issue. The motor of the sunroof still runs because when I press the button you can hear it running back and forth, it just wont open the roof
    Any help is appreciated.
    hrooster ·
    2016 6sp 4wd jeep renegade, purchased in jan 2017. Driven to/from work/church on highwy-never off road-usually in cruise control up to date on all maintenance last serviced in 2/19

    On 5/4 while on hwy in cc at 58mpg, engine revved and overrode cc. Happened for 2 days,-service appt made. On day, a steep uphill on paved road, lost acceleration, and smoke pouring out from hood.

    Car towed to dealer, who said that at 29k miles and2 years old, with mostly highway, cc/ driving the clutch had burned out and caused flywheel burnout. The flywheel is under warranty, the clutch is considered "normal wear and tear" and is not covered.

    A Google search reveals dozens of similar reports of early clutch failure in 2015-2016 jeep models, including this forum, where I see numerous referrals to JeepCares.

    Thus, I registered to ask do I have any recourse (other than to stay FAR AWAY from any further Jeep purchases)?
    Thanks, Michelle Hryniuk, VIN ZACCJBAW8GPD89516
    Viking ·
    I am heading back to the dealership today for an oil change and tire rotation. What is the status of the clutch situation, and what do I need to do at this point to try to get things addressed since 2 different dealerships are not recognizing the issue. Do I wait until I am stranded with terminal failure?
    Thank you,
    Viking ·
    Hello Jasmine,
    Here is the information you requested.
    MILEAGE 4/10/2019: 14,709
    MARLOW MOTORS: 12/24/18 8482 MILES
    MARLOW MOTORS: 1/4/19 9146 MILES
    MARLOW MOTROS: 1/22/19 9703 MILES

    PO BOX 655
    CAPON BRIDGE, 26711
    [email protected]
    Viking ·
    It has been to an authorized dealer 3 times where I purchased the Jeep new last September. All they have done is replace the hydraulic hose between the master cylinder and slave cylinder. The issue is the clutch "feels" as if it is not being pushed in all the way to the floor to shift gears, creating a grinding between shifts. New, the transmission shifted like butter and this is why I purchased the Jeep. I feel a big change in how it shifts now, as compared to then, and being I drive it every day I would notice the change, versus someone who is not familiar with the "normal feel" of my Jeep. Also, the clutch pedal releases VERY high, which is also usually indicative of a worn clutch needing replacement. I have never abused this vehicle or even had it off road as far as that goes. I only use it to commute 100 miles per day. As far as me, I have been driving a clutch for 45 years, and have NEVER worn one out.
    Christov Ashton
    Jeep VIN: ZACCJBAH8JPJ00138
    Mcentired2 ·
    I’m stuck with shorted out fog lamps. The dealership won’t budge, and my extended warranty people call it a design flaw on Jeep’s behalf.
    bonesky ·
    I need help with my warranty and getting my exterior temp sensor fixed. Is this covered under my warranty. I've lost function of A/C and 4WD.

    Bart Zelajtys ·
    Hi, I need your help with my 2015 Renegade brakes, so my front rotors have visible deep grooves, it seems that the pads are too hard and while the car has only 23k miles (way past 12k miles brakes warranty) they do make a metallic noise while driving, but most importantly I am concerned about the safety. Today 10/16/18 we've dropped the car at the Oxnard, CA dealer to check it out and we were told that it is a normal wear. I am no expert but that does not sound right. (VIN ZACCJABTXFPC17520). Is there a recall for the brake pads? How much should I be concerned with it? Otherwise the Jeep is perfect, we are very happy with it.
    Riata21 ·
    My wife and I are retired and just saw a very nice..
    2017 Jeep Renegade Altitude Engine: 2.4L I4 MultiAir, Quick Order Package 27L Altitude, Full Size Temporary Use Spare Tire, Passive Entry Remote Start Package, 2.4L 4 cyls, automatic, 22 miles, Jetset Blue, stock # J17047, new... Jeep in SnowFlake AZ. in doing some due diligence I see where this car has had some transmission problems for the build year of 2017. Can you advise me as to what to ask the dealer to pre- check prior to us picking this up should we decide on this car. I also would like any new software updates and some record of that.
    Yes am a new member of this forum and have so far enjoyed JeepCares responses.
    Bill and Johanna
    Volstock ·
    Hello again,

    Thank you for your assistance with my speaker issue. That was resolved yesterday.

    Unfortunately I will need to ask for your assistance again regarding my clutch issue. The dealer replaced the clutch solenoid a month ago and said it was fixed. It appeared so until last weekend when the issue occurred again, three times this week. When I picked my vehicle up they said they could not find anything wrong and since there were no codes in the system there was nothing they can do. I am now just a few miles away from 12000 miles and concerned I have a damaged/defective clutch. There have been 5 times that I have smelled the clutch following the pedal not fully extending. I am concerned that the clutch has suffered damage and do not want to go over 12000 miles and get told I have to pay for a new clutch when there was clearly an issue that has been reported.


    Robert "Bob" Jungbauer

    valecia ·
    Hi Jasmine,
    So new to this website uncertain if this is where I need to give you the information you are requesting.

    wvhandyman ·
    My 2016 Renegade with 43,000 mikes just started the fan going out this week, Is there anything I can do with the dealership to get this covered it seems to be a recall issue.
    woody2k4 ·
    Today I received a call stating that the next update I will receive on my fan rattle issue will be mid February. I dreamed of owning a jeep... always had Toyota's with NO issues at all over the past 15 plus years. No one seems to care that I have no car. Its ridiculous that this issue is not being dealt with and customers are not being compensated with monies or new cars. After all I'm paying the loan for a car that I can not drive.
    woody2k4 ·
    My Jeep dealer has had my 2016 Renegade for just shy of two months. Prior to that the Jeep dealer had the same renegade for a month because the air conditioner would not blow cold are and there was a part that was an issue and would not fit the renegade so the rigged it to work in some fashion and I quote that was not a permanent fix. Additionally I took the car in because I experienced an issue with the car not starting a few times. I would press the button and it sounded like the starter failed. The engine would crank but not start. The dealer said that this is not an issue that has been reported to anyone at Jeep so unless they can duplicate it... there is nothing that they can do. If Jeep Cares... can someone act like it. I purchased my car just over a year ago and so far have not had the car for three plus months of that time.
    Battles ·
    Thanks so much for your amazing assistance. An engineer contacted my service center today to help with the open case.
    H3e44x ·
    ey sorry for the late reply the dealer visit went well. well customer service wise it did. the night before the appointment I got cut off and ended up hitting a pot hole which damaged a lot in the front like the rack and a couple sensors so I wont get obvi back for another 2 days. the people at Rancho Dodge Chrysler Jeep said it should be ready Monday or Tuesday at the latest. I'm just ready to have my jeep back.
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