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How many times has your Renegade been in for unscheduled service?

  • 0 times

    Votes: 217 79.5%
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    Votes: 38 13.9%
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    Votes: 11 4.0%
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    Votes: 4 1.5%
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    Votes: 1 0.4%
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    Votes: 0 0.0%
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    Votes: 1 0.4%
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    Votes: 1 0.4%

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Hurray! You made it to 500 miles. Let us know how your Renegade is doing and if you needed any unscheduled maintenance or repairs. Help out your fellow forum members, and fill out the poll. Make a post, and summarize your tale of joy or woe as well.
 

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No Problems

Have had ZERO problems thus far. Am at 1,100 miles and car has been flawless, in performance, exterior and interior build quality. Great vehicle.
 

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I had a service 4x4 light come on for a few minutes followed by service engine light. The lights both went out after turning the vehicle off and on a couple of times. I got it checked out and the conclusion was that the negative battery cable was loose. They cleared the codes and tightened the cable and I have had no other issues. It really wasn't that big of a deal to me. If I am going to have some issues, I would prefer to have them now rather than later. I have 1800 glorious miles now and I love it!!!
 

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Glad to hear of so many people without problems. It's a little confusing as to whether the Renegade is guaranteed to break down, or if its perfectly fine.
 

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I'm at about 1000 miles and the only issue I've had is the flooring from the passenger side kinda fell down a bit from the dash area, need to get under there and take a look it, dunno if it's something I can fix or if it'll require service. Sounds just like crappy install job.
 

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Glad to hear of so many people without problems. It's a little confusing as to whether the Renegade is guaranteed to break down, or if its perfectly fine.
I'll tell you what I think, others will probably disagree.

1) I think it has an issue rate higher than most vehicles, but given the state of vehicles these days That means 2-3 issues.

2) I think the higher issue rate is mostly going to be mostly due to process issues. Most cars in the upper half of reliability, the issues are usually just early part mortality (nothing is 100% perfect 100% of the time) and assembly oopses. I think on top of that FCA brands have to deal with the rushed and poorly thought out deployment of the vehicle. Forum members very easily see how odd it looks in the buying process, but it probably causes as many issues with regard to running the assembly line and managing the supply chain from vendors.

3) I think that on top of that, the ZF 9 is a weird transmission, and while differences in the design of the drive train between the cherokee and renegade likely means less people unhappy with it, I think there's just a certain contingent of the driving population that is going to be unhappy with it. In terms of actual failure, it's not doing worse than the industry as a whole.

4) As fallout form #2 , you then have to deal with the issue of satisfactory resolution. A very new vehicle like this is going to have parts supply issues, and in this day and age probably need a software update or two, but with the FCA rushed rollout, and the FCA lean parts supply pipeline even without the rollout, it may take more visits to get your stuff sorted out either because the cart is getting ahead of the horse on software issues outpacing patches, or because you are waiting on parts longer than you would with another brand.
 

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Black Limited with Travel Link and aftermarket sunroof (pictures to come).


No whistles, leaks, jerking, sputtering, hesitation or excessive vibration.


750 miles of excellence!
 
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