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I just bought a 2018 Renegade. So far everything is great other than a strange transmission vibration at about 32 miles per hour. I searched the web and found others having this same problems all the way back to 2015. I read that turning off the traction control eliminates the problem and sure enough, if I turn off traction control, the problem is greatly reduced or gone.

Does anyone know if this is fixable? I will be taking it into the dealership and am hoping to know as much as possible about the problem before then.
 

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I just bought a 2018 Renegade. So far everything is great other than a strange transmission vibration at about 32 miles per hour. I searched the web and found others having this same problems all the way back to 2015. I read that turning off the traction control eliminates the problem and sure enough, if I turn off traction control, the problem is greatly reduced or gone.

Does anyone know if this is fixable? I will be taking it into the dealership and am hoping to know as much as possible about the problem before then.
This might help tremendously
https://toasterjeep.com/index.php?threads/tranny-vibration.1568/page-2

points to a rear diff, reading the traction control threads too, point to rear diff also, I will try to notice on my renegade if it does this, I do notice weird vibrations, just chalk it up to being an automatic lol, but I'll try to pay more attention tomorrow.
 

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I just bought a 2018 Renegade Latitude and am having the same problem. Mine had 250 miles on it when I brought it in the first time (125 when I made the appointment). The service tech could not reproduce it, so nothing was done. So, yesterday I asked to drive another new one on the lot set up same as mine. That one did not have any issues. I told the sales manager and he and I took out mine and he drove. He acknowledged the vibration and made me an appointment for tomorrow morning to have it checked again. He will discuss what he felt with the service tech. I guess my advice is to go with the tech or someone from the dealership so they can feel first hand what you are talking about. I will post what they say after tomorrow.
 

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The dealer is replacing the RDM, rear differential module. They will need mine for close to a week to get the part and install. I hope this fixes the problem. Will update on the results.
 

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Got the vehicle back after a week. They did replace the entire rear differential unit and the problem is still there. They are opening a “Star Case” on it now with Chrysler. I am very frustrated but the dealer has been great about it.
 

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I just bought a 2018 Renegade. So far everything is great other than a strange transmission vibration at about 32 miles per hour. I searched the web and found others having this same problems all the way back to 2015. I read that turning off the traction control eliminates the problem and sure enough, if I turn off traction control, the problem is greatly reduced or gone.

Does anyone know if this is fixable? I will be taking it into the dealership and am hoping to know as much as possible about the problem before then.
Reply: Assume you refer to an auto trans. Have driven my 2018 Rene Lat w/2.4 engine, auto trans 5k mi with and w/o traction control enabled and have noticed no unusual vibration at any speed to legal limit. Good luck to you.
 

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I have a 2018 latitude altitude and at 39 mph at normal acceleration in 6th gear I hear a funny tone like u run over a small ripple strip along with a small vebration. I also notice if you hold the acceleration steady when u are approaching the point it happens,u can make the noise and vibration longer. Another thing is if u are over 39mph and move the shifter from auto to manual the sound will happen but the vibration is very small. Is that what you are taking about? 1 more thing, I have 4500 miles and I have never seen 9th gear even while driving through Illinois at 80mph. I could manually put it in 9th but it has never gone to 9th on its own.
 

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I have a 2018 latitude altitude and at 39 mph at normal acceleration in 6th gear I hear a funny tone like u run over a small ripple strip along with a small vebration. I also notice if you hold the acceleration steady when u are approaching the point it happens,u can make the noise and vibration longer. Another thing is if u are over 39mph and move the shifter from auto to manual the sound will happen but the vibration is very small. Is that what you are taking about? 1 more thing, I have 4500 miles and I have never seen 9th gear even while driving through Illinois at 80mph. I could manually put it in 9th but it has never gone to 9th on its own.
Hello Rusty81ford,

If you end up going into the dealer, let us know. We're available via direct message and would be happy to help with that process.

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Anyone have an update on the vibration at 30mph. I stopped at the dealer and they went on a test drive but the roads were old and the low profile tire noise blocked it out. I asked them to look and see if there was a star case on the issue or something that sounded similar and they said no. Of course I left there and not long after took off from a stop light and leveled off at 29 with barely any throttle input and the vibration was very noticeable. They were closed now of course. They did hear the sound described by some as brrrrrrrrrr or rumble strips and said it was the transfer case actuating for more or less rear wheel input.
 

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2016 Renegade Latitude

I have noticed this problem. Always happens when slowing to 40 mph. Is this anything to worry about?

I already had to have the transmission replaced after buying it new at dealership (w/300 miles on it) after a leaking problem was noticed when getting oil change.
 

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Well I've had the same issue and the rear differential just blew (my diagnosis after hearing a pop and metal clinking sounds from the rear end). Getting it towed to Jeep Dealership to see what happens from there. First vehicle ever with any issues under 50k miles.
 

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Sorry to reply so late on this, but that vibration is probably coming from the air filter housing area. I have had to have mine replaced twice. The part breaks and rots. First time I paid, second time it was replaced under warranty since I had it done at the dealer. Looking at my repair bill, refers to airbox inlet .5 time, plus part G8256371AA which was $164. They replaced the intake tube.
 
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