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Hi!

This is our very first Jeep. We just bought a brand new Renegade Latitude Sport for our daughter for her graduation gift over the weekend. And sadly, not even 1 day of ownership-not even a full 12 hours of ownership- that we are already having problems. And It is BRAND NEW vehicle. When we test drove it, everything sounded just fine. They did their initial inspection before we could drive it off the lot officially. And we did our usual errands (grocery shopping and visiting grandparents) for the weekend.
At tue end of the day (10pm) we go and gas up the vehicle using it’s intended and instructed type of fuel (Regular Unleaded). And not even a quarter of the mile away from the gas station the vehicle starts to sputter. Not happy with what hubby is hearing right of the bat. We get to the stop sign and it shuts off the car. We turn it off, and then wait a few minutes and start it up again. It starts up, we get going again and we hear that sputtering sound again and get to the next stop sign and it shuts off once again! At this point we are about 3/4 of a mile away from home. We get to our house, and pull up in the drive way and it shuts off again!

Hubby is an automotive mechanic and he stated that this is not right for a brand new car. He did his own research. He said, since it keeps shutting off the vehicle, it is cutting off fuel somewhere along the way to the engine. He said it could be 1 of 4 things 3 being major: a bad fuel pump, a bad alternator, fuel injectors either need to be flushed or replaced and bad spark plugs. We also heard from this forum that maybe perhaps the computer software needs to be updated? However, because it is brand new that all vehicles just sit on the lot and do not get driven everyday. Most of them just sit there for days, weeks, and months NOT moving a budge! All of the above should be covered under warranty. Especially, since it is brand new!

Anyway, we brought the vehicle back to the dealer first thing in the morning (they had no loaner vehicles because their insurance would not allow them to have more than 1 loaner vehicle-thanks a lot Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge/Ram). And now we are waiting to see what they come back with.

We will update once we find out what the outcome is. For now, advise and suggestions are all welcome.
 

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Well being that it is a 2021 Model, I'd venture to guess that it was built in 2020 and may very well need a fuel system cleaning. I could be wrong, but it wouldn't be the first time fuel sat in a tank and got stale causing issues with the fuel system.
 
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