Hello everyone. I have a 2016 Trailhawk, and wanted to ask: what is your coolant temperature showing? I have a three minute ride to work, and the coolant is reading as 210-212. Is this normal?
Same here. I think the highest I have to seem my trans temp get to was around ~175-ish. About 1.5 months ago, we had ~15-25ºF ambient temps here in the DC area, and it didn't climb above 111ºF on my 10-mile commute, in both directions. Today, it was 90ºF, and it got over 170ºF within 5 miles or so on the way home, but didn't really seem to climb much more after that. Didn't really go back down either. Coolant always has reached 192ºF or higher, but today it got to around 215 or so in the awful Friday traffic we have here, with the windows down and A/C off. Turning the A/C on actually made the temp go down a little.Bought my '16 Trailhawk in January. Coolant temps run 192 to 196 while driving on the highway. Finally now in April, we got an 80-degree day. Got into town and slower driving and my temp ran 198 to 215. I pulled into a parking spot, left the engine idling, and got out and raised the hood so I could see the cooling fan. I went back and forth, checking the coolant temp on the dash and looking at the fan. Somewhere around 216 degrees the fan came on. It seemed to wind down somewhere between 208 and 210. I was really glad to see the fan was coming on and off like it was supposed to. So, in my observations, the following is true: Normal operating temps seem to be 192 to 215. Temps will be higher when stopped, driving in stop and go, etc. This is for the 2.4L engine.
Still waiting to see where my transmission temp runs. It has gotten up to 154, but I have not observed it over a long drive. My commute to work is 20 miles one way. During those 20 miles, my tranny temp gradually climbs. It gets warmer sometimes than others depending on the outside air temp. Next long drive I go on, I will monitor it and see where it levels off.
It seems you may have a thermostat that is stuck open. This is a common problem for all Jeep Renegades.The normal operating temperature is around 196 F. You may wanna take it to the dealer and get it checked. Failure to reach operating temperature will eventually trigger the dreaded Check Engine Light! Thermostat replacement in a Renegade will run anywhere from 200 to 400 dollars depending on where you get it done. A local dealer quoted me around 600 for mine.That's about right. When I owned my 2.4 latitude it hovered around there. Ambient air temps, driving conditions may change this a little. I find my turbo version runs 15-20°cooler though. Almost never breaks 185°