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I am hoping for some incite as i am a new owner of a Jeep. I just purchased a 2017 Renegade 2 weeks ago and since then i have noticed it having issues while automatically shifting gears. It seems to be more noticeable/jerking the worst when i am coasting towards a light and down shifting into 1st or 2nd gear but it does happen at other times. i have read some of the other comments showing the same thing and from what i am gathering that is a system update issue? Would I have to take it back to the dealer i got it from and get the update done or would i be able to go to any Dealer (the one i got it from isnt really close by)? I spent 3yrs saving up and looking into buying a Jeep and i am really hoping my first experience with one goes well. So far i am loving it minus the jerking.

Anyone know what i can do or where i should start?
 

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I've been having this same problem with my 2017 renegade sport. I've tried the dealership and no luck on fixing it there. The check engine light had went off by the time I had got there. I still have a warranty but it's close to expiring. I'm overly annoyed with it at this point after it's been to different shops with no fix.
 

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I've been having this same problem with my 2017 renegade sport. I've tried the dealership and no luck on fixing it there. The check engine light had went off by the time I had got there. I still have a warranty but it's close to expiring. I'm overly annoyed with it at this point after it's been to different shops with no fix.
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Failed motor mounts is a common cause of the Renegade jerking.

Even if the engine light had turned off before you got to the dealer, the vehicles keep track of codes. There are 3 types of codes that the dealer can identify:
Historic Codes (codes the vehicle had, but no longer meet the criteria for and active engine light),
Active Codes (codes present that have an engine light),
Pending Codes (A fault that is pending that has not yet meet the criteria to set an engine light).

There is also a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for a shift issue with the Renegade (your Renegade may require a software update for the transmission).
 
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Failed motor mounts is a common cause of the Renegade jerking.

Even if the engine light had turned off before you got to the dealer, the vehicles keep track of codes. There are 3 types of codes that the dealer can identify:
Historic Codes (codes the vehicle had, but no longer meet the criteria for and active engine light),
Active Codes (codes present that have an engine light),
Pending Codes (A fault that is pending that has not yet meet the criteria to set an engine light).

There is also a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for a shift issue with the Renegade (your Renegade may require a software update for the transmission).
I took it to a shop I trust yesterday and found out that I had a coil pack and spark plug go out. It's been driving right so far. Hopefully that fixes the problem after 3 shop visits. It's sad the dealership couldn't find that a week ago when I had took it to them.
 

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I took it to a shop I trust yesterday and found out that I had a coil pack and spark plug go out. It's been driving right so far. Hopefully that fixes the problem after 3 shop visits. It's sad the dealership couldn't find that a week ago when I had took it to them.
Awesome, Glad that you were able to get it taken care of.

It seem that some dealerships won't want to waist their time on little issues. plug and coil is an easy diagnosis and repair.
 

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Failed motor mounts is a common cause of the Renegade jerking.

Even if the engine light had turned off before you got to the dealer, the vehicles keep track of codes. There are 3 types of codes that the dealer can identify:
Historic Codes (codes the vehicle had, but no longer meet the criteria for and active engine light),
Active Codes (codes present that have an engine light),
Pending Codes (A fault that is pending that has not yet meet the criteria to set an engine light).

There is also a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for a shift issue with the Renegade (your Renegade may require a software update for the transmission).
I am still having the same Jerking issue with my Renegade, i took it back to the Dealer twice already and they keep telling me nothing is wrong and all updates were done. Supposedly its an intuitive transmission and just needs to learn how i drive. I've been driving it for 3 months now and anytime it coast around 30mph it jerks. Its like something with that gear is slipping. If it was just the trans needing to learn how i drive compared to the previous owner it should have figured itself out by now right?
 

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Awesome, Glad that you were able to get it taken care of.

It seem that some dealerships won't want to waist their time on little issues. plug and coil is an easy diagnosis and repair.
The dealerships wanted it to sit in their shop for 3 days to a week (depending on which I took it to) before they looked at it too. I couldn't get a rental car until they knew the problem either.
Awesome, Glad that you were able to get it taken care of.

It seem that some dealerships won't want to waist their time on little issues. plug and coil is an easy diagnosis and repair.
The dealerships wanted let it sit for 3 to 7 days before they looked at it depending on which one I went to as well. I have one vehicle and there was no way I could do that.
I am still having the same Jerking issue with my Renegade, i took it back to the Dealer twice already and they keep telling me nothing is wrong and all updates were done. Supposedly its an intuitive transmission and just needs to learn how i drive. I've been driving it for 3 months now and anytime it coast around 30mph it jerks. Its like something with that gear is slipping. If it was just the trans needing to learn how i drive compared to the previous owner it should have figured itself out by now right?
Mine would be in between 2nd and 3rd gear it would Jeremy. It was misfiring. The dealer never said anything about learning how I drive or anything. I've had it nearly 3 years when it started though. I've drove it today and it done great. I ended up taking it to an automotive shop that I had used for Toyota I had years ago to fix it.
 

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The dealerships wanted it to sit in their shop for 3 days to a week (depending on which I took it to) before they looked at it too. I couldn't get a rental car until they knew the problem either.

The dealerships wanted let it sit for 3 to 7 days before they looked at it depending on which one I went to as well. I have one vehicle and there was no way I could do that.

Mine would be in between 2nd and 3rd gear it would Jeremy. It was misfiring. The dealer never said anything about learning how I drive or anything. I've had it nearly 3 years when it started though. I've drove it today and it done great. I ended up taking it to an automotive shop that I had used for Toyota I had years ago to fix it.
I think thats about where mine is, i've never had a 9 speed before so not entirely sure how it shifts compared to a 6. I'll have someone check out my spark plugs and coils just in case. Doesn't sound like the dealership knows whats going on so i'll take any advice and check what i can. Thanks :) hopefully that'll be it and it'll be a simple fix and resolved soon
 

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I think thats about where mine is, i've never had a 9 speed before so not entirely sure how it shifts compared to a 6. I'll have someone check out my spark plugs and coils just in case. Doesn't sound like the dealership knows whats going on so i'll take any advice and check what i can. Thanks :) hopefully that'll be it and it'll be a simple fix and resolved soon
You're welcome good luck. Mine is automatic so I'm not sure if it'd be the same but it's worth a shot.
 

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Yes, my 2017 renegade has been jerking as well. I’ve taken it to the dealership to get it checked out, as well as repair the 3 recalls my renegade had, but they “can’t find anything else wrong.” Did anyone in this thread actually get a diagnosis of what the problem is?
 

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I am still having the same Jerking issue with my Renegade, i took it back to the Dealer twice already and they keep telling me nothing is wrong and all updates were done. Supposedly its an intuitive transmission and just needs to learn how i drive. I've been driving it for 3 months now and anytime it coast around 30mph it jerks. Its like something with that gear is slipping. If it was just the trans needing to learn how i drive compared to the previous owner it should have figured itself out by now right?
I'm not sure. I've had mine for 5 years now and the problem still exists. If the transmission has not learned my driving habits by now, it never will :) I do not have a favorable view of the Renegade transmission.
 

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Mine jerks at 30 mph quite a lot. I've had it looked at several times when it was under warranty they couldn't find anything.. there's an issue and a recall made to fix this issue... tooooo many people with same issue I have 2017 jeep renegade
 

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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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I’m having the same exact problem except my Jeep dealership was unable to diagnose anything, kept it for five days, and charged me $190 even though it’s under warranty. Hopefully everyone else isn’t having the same situation because right now I’m really regretting purchasing the Jeep.
 

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I’m having the same exact problem except my Jeep dealership was unable to diagnose anything, kept it for five days, and charged me $190 even though it’s under warranty. Hopefully everyone else isn’t having the same situation because right now I’m really regretting purchasing the Jeep.
So sorry to hear that, D.Santillo. If you plan to return to your dealership for additional diagnosis or try for a second opinion elsewhere, we are here to help. Send us a private message when you're able to get your Jeep back in and we can support you.

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I'm having the jerking issues around 20 - 30 mph. It's very concerning. I just bought out my lease and have around 63k miles on it. I love the car but cannot afford to be dumping money into something. What is my best course of action? Thank you so much in advance for your help! I have a 2017 deserthawk renegade. I can relate to almost every reply on this thread. I hope there is a fix that won't cost a ton!
 

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I'm having the jerking issues around 20 - 30 mph. It's very concerning. I just bought out my lease and have around 63k miles on it. I love the car but cannot afford to be dumping money into something. What is my best course of action? Thank you so much in advance for your help! I have a 2017 deserthawk renegade. I can relate to almost every reply on this thread. I hope there is a fix that won't cost a ton!
Hi there! If you plan to bring your Jeep to a certified dealership and need support, we're happy to help. Send us a private message to get started.

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I took my jeep in and they could not get it to throw a code and they didn't witness it happening. I asked them to check the spark plugs/ ignition coils because another forum had mentioned that being an issue with theirs. They pulled the coils and the #2 coil looked bad. They did not have any in stock so they taped it and greased it. Told me it should be fine but if not to let them know and they will order one. It lurches even harder now. So I'm getting it replaced. But just wanted to update everyone so they can check that as well if having this issue.
 

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I took it to a shop I trust yesterday and found out that I had a coil pack and spark plug go out. It's been driving right so far. Hopefully that fixes the problem after 3 shop visits. It's sad the dealership couldn't find that a week ago when I had took it to them.
Lora beth- are you still all clear or was it a temporary fix?
 
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