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Anyone else experiencing jerking/lunging of the 2017 Jeep Renegade during acceleration up hill, down hill or any other times?
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Anyone else experiencing jerking/lunging of the 2017 Jeep Renegade during acceleration up hill, down hill or any other times?
yes - i recently purchased a 2017 Jeep Renegade Latitude 4x4 from CarSense and i’m having the same issue. at first i thought it was just my imagination because i’m already a nervous driver to begin with, however, i’ve had other people drive it to see and it’s definite that there is an actual issue at hand. mine will suddenly jolt going both up and down hills at about 25 mph. the weird thing is it doesn’t happen all the time and it’s really hard to replicate when trying to show someone. i’ve had this car for about a month now and i’ve noticed those jolts about 4 times. either way, i’m not messing around with any problems and made an appt for this saturday to get it looked at. hoping they’re able to fix it but am going to show them this forum so they can see it’s not just me.
 

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Jolting at 25mph immediately conjured up an image of an inexperienced driver whom has selected a gear that is too high for the speed they are doing.

I know my Jeep 4x4 Longitude (manual, diesel) can do 25mph in 4th gear extremely comfortably. 5th gear and it will get a little tempremental and start to ever so slightly judder but if I merely accelerate a little to 30mph I can alleviate the juddering and at 35mph to 40mph I can drop into 6th gear.

Now this is important I have my Jeep chipped however any modern car, never mind a Jeep should be able to sit at 30mph in 4th gear without jolting.

Are you therefore driving in the appropriate gear at the appropriate moment depending upon the terrain you on whilst taking into consideration the incline or decline that you are traversing?
 

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thanks for getting back to me! that’s really interesting, i didn’t even think to add that mine is an automatic - so i’m guessing i’m not able to switch gears on my own then? i apologize for my lack of knowledge, this is the first car i’ve ever purchased. i was also thinking that maybe it’s just not recognizing the change of gear quick enough to register. i just had my mom drive it to see if she felt it and she drove a lot quicker than me up and down the hills by us with a lot of random braking and she didn’t feel it at all... so strange. i’ll be overthinking until this appointment on saturday haha.
 

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Jolting at 25mph immediately conjured up an image of an inexperienced driver whom has selected a gear that is too high for the speed they are doing.

I know my Jeep 4x4 Longitude (manual, diesel) can do 25mph in 4th gear extremely comfortably. 5th gear and it will get a little tempremental and start to ever so slightly judder but if I merely accelerate a little to 30mph I can alleviate the juddering and at 35mph to 40mph I can drop into 6th gear.

Now this is important I have my Jeep chipped however any modern car, never mind a Jeep should be able to sit at 30mph in 4th gear without jolting.

Are you therefore driving in the appropriate gear at the appropriate moment depending upon the terrain you on whilst taking into consideration the incline or decline that you are traversing?
thanks for getting back to me! that’s really interesting, i didn’t even think to add that mine is an automatic - so i’m guessing i’m not able to switch gears on my own then? i apologize for my lack of knowledge, this is the first car i’ve ever purchased. i was also thinking that maybe it’s just not recognizing the change of gear quick enough to register. i just had my mom drive it to see if she felt it and she drove a lot quicker than me up and down the hills by us with a lot of random braking and she didn’t feel it at all... so strange. i’ll be overthinking until this appointment on saturday haha.
 

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thanks for getting back to me! that’s really interesting, i didn’t even think to add that mine is an automatic

so i’m guessing i’m not able to switch gears on my own then?

i apologize for my lack of knowledge as this is the first car i’ve ever purchased.

i was also thinking that maybe it’s just not recognizing the change of gear quick enough to register.

i just had my mom drive it to see if she felt it and she drove a lot quicker than me up and down the hills by us with a lot of random braking and she didn’t feel it at all... so strange.

i’ll be overthinking until this appointment on saturday haha.
So glad am I that you will be thinking!!!. With such an insult to me, you can go and ? Ask others
 

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Motor Mounts. Have your motor mounts checked. I sounds as if you have at least one of the three motor mounts have failed.
 
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Have the 2017 trailhawk beginning to regret my purchase very quickly as it jerks around 25 miles and at times its little iam being rear ended because it slams so hard.
 

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I have a 2017 w the same problem.To be more exact , at around 25mph when it shifts firm 2nd to 3rd gear, sometimes is jerks/kicks back violently.how often, well I think too often and quite frankly I’m not happy about it, the problem is I tried to explain it to the service adviser at my local dealer many times and I can’t replicate it when I’m there. It only does it whenever it wants, I couldn’t detect a pattern.
I saw an older post about this, but kinda lost track of it and then couldn’t find it any longer.
A good example of when the car would do this kick back/transmission jerking is for example you stop at a stop sign, then accelerate straight and realise there’s another stop sign coming up so about 25 miles an hour you ease off the gas pedal because you need to stop again, I think that’s when the Jeep does it. I really don’t know how to recreate a situation for this to happen but it’s very annoying
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Anyone else experiencing jerking/lunging of the 2017 Jeep Renegade during acceleration up hill, down hill or any other times?
My 2015 was doing the same between 1st and 2nd gear. Issue was random but took it in to dealer. It took three days to diagnose and get back to me but following is what they found:

"Scanned for DTC's none present, looked for available software updates and TSB's has TSB 21-003-18 lists his concern as fixable with software, PCM and TCM are both out of date, need to be done at same time 18-19-06-UE 0.2 hr 18-19-05GX 0.2 hr flash programmed PCM and TCM to latest software level per TSB 21-003-18"


This was covered under warranty for which I'm grateful. It does make me wonder though, has anyone had software updates that were not covered under some sort of warranty? I suspect most owners on this forum still have warranty coverage but as these run out what kind of charges can we expect to see in the future should a "fix" require a software update. Mine has 47K on it now and if it needed a software fix with these miles, I'm sure it may again.


As for how it drives now, it does "feel" different . Hard to explain but shifts seem more immediate. Since my problem was so random, I don't know if this fixed it or not; only time will tell. I did notice that on the ride home I take a highway with a 65mph limit. Where my Renegade would usually get to 9th gear, yesterday it never made it out of 8th. There may have been a head wind so will monitor but am certain the shift points have been changed or TCM/PCM is re-learning.


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Anyone else experiencing jerking/lunging of the 2017 Jeep Renegade during acceleration up hill, down hill or any other times?
Hello klittle15,

Are you thinking you'd like to get this inspected by your Jeep dealer? Send us a private message if you need any help with this process. Very sorry for any trouble you've encountered as a result of this.

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Adicxxl states it perfectly! My 2017 Jeep Renegade does the exact same thing. Can't make it happen at the dealership and a software update did nothing to help the problem. I can't believe a software update was even sent out. It's really annoying and disappointing! We're actually talking about getting rid if it unless a fix comes along.
 

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Hello and welcome Kakman. sorry Hakman, for me they both mean shite :cry: ie HAX, HAK, KAK just saying. It may just be my regional dialect and if so then sorry before we even start chatting.

My praise though must appreciated as I think you have did a thorough search but may I ask exactly what your request is? The forum members are highly qualified in a variety of Jeep issues. :love:

In what way can the forum assist you today? :unsure:

As an example. I sometimes find my Jeep jerks a little in reverse but only when reversing a fully laden trailer. I thought it was my drop links but what do I know? It was suggested that it may be a worn out tow bar.

Can you see what I mean about how to ask a question? Please do not let my post put you off from replying. I am merely demonstrating how anyone with a little instuction can reply to your topic. The more the merrier (y)
 

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My 2015 was doing the same between 1st and 2nd gear. Issue was random but took it in to dealer. It took three days to diagnose and get back to me but following is what they found:

"Scanned for DTC's none present, looked for available software updates and TSB's has TSB 21-003-18 lists his concern as fixable with software, PCM and TCM are both out of date, need to be done at same time 18-19-06-UE 0.2 hr 18-19-05GX 0.2 hr flash programmed PCM and TCM to latest software level per TSB 21-003-18"


This was covered under warranty for which I'm grateful. It does make me wonder though, has anyone had software updates that were not covered under some sort of warranty? I suspect most owners on this forum still have warranty coverage but as these run out what kind of charges can we expect to see in the future should a "fix" require a software update. Mine has 47K on it now and if it needed a software fix with these miles, I'm sure it may again.


As for how it drives now, it does "feel" different . Hard to explain but shifts seem more immediate. Since my problem was so random, I don't know if this fixed it or not; only time will tell. I did notice that on the ride home I take a highway with a 65mph limit. Where my Renegade would usually get to 9th gear, yesterday it never made it out of 8th. There may have been a head wind so will monitor but am certain the shift points have been changed or TCM/PCM is re-learning.


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Hello klittle15,

Are you thinking you'd like to get this inspected by your Jeep dealer? Send us a private message if you need any help with this process. Very sorry for any trouble you've encountered as a result of this.

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Adicxxl states it perfectly! My 2017 Jeep Renegade does the exact same thing. Can't make it happen at the dealership and a software update did nothing to help the problem. I can't believe a software update was even sent out. It's really annoying and disappointing! We're actually talking about getting rid if it unless a fix comes along.
Hi there, we are sorry to hear this! If you would like our additional support while working with your dealer to resolve this, please do not hesitate to reach out to us privately.

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Anyone else experiencing jerking/lunging of the 2017 Jeep Renegade during acceleration up hill, down hill or any other times?
Yes I have taken my car in 3 times. To be told they couldn't find anything or the transmission was reset. the last time I took it in i was told no error message showed up . But when it does please bring it back in and then he also said if I could record it on my phone when it happened..really? I have about 3000 miles left on my warranty
Hello and welcome Kakman. sorry Hakman, for me they both mean shite :cry: ie HAX, HAK, KAK just saying. It may just be my regional dialect and if so then sorry before we even start chatting.

My praise though must appreciated as I think you have did a thorough search but may I ask exactly what your request is? The forum members are highly qualified in a variety of Jeep issues. :love:

In what way can the forum assist you today? :unsure:

As an example. I sometimes find my Jeep jerks a little in reverse but only when reversing a fully laden trailer. I thought it was my drop links but what do I know? It was suggested that it may be a worn out tow bar.

Can you see what I mean about how to ask a question? Please do not let my post put you off from replying. I am merely demonstrating how anyone with a little instuction can reply to your topic. The more the merrier (y)
 
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