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I was wondering if anyone is having this same issue. It just happened again about an hour ago. I pressed the button and it took a good 2-3 seconds before it finally started. Sounded like it was really struggling and wasn't sure it was going to. This has happened at least 3-4 times now since I purchased the Renegade about 2 months ago. It has about 1000 miles on it. Seems to happen during the day, when it has been in the sun for at least a few hours. Never happens when I start first thing in the morning, or if I have just driven it, such as stopping at a store, then getting back in it.
 

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Another thing to try is to turn on the ignition but don't start it. This will prime the fuel pump. If it starts effortless from there, then you have an issue somewhere in the fuel system and it's not able to get enough fuel to the cylinders to combust at startup.
 

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Is there a way to do that with the keyless start? I usually just depress the brake and hit the start button.

I did fill up at a different gas station, so will have to see if that works. Unfortunately it's not easily reproducible so I just have to give it time to see if it happens again.
 

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Here's how I do it. I get in, put the seatbelt on, and with my foot OFF the brake, I press the start button. The ignition turns on and the car boots up. After a few seconds, I press the brake pedal and then press the start button again to start the car.

This way the car isn't starting (and drawing many amps from the battery) while in the middle of booting up. Is this way better? I don't know, but I figure it can't hurt.

My Trailhawk has over 2,000 trouble-free miles thus far.
 
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