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I have a 2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. I've been having issues on and off with the Jeep not turning on. It gets power everything turns on but it won't turn over. Today I thought it was the key fob and battery so I replaced it with no luck. I press the brake hit the start button and everything turns on except the motor. All the error likes you could imagine pop-up example my parking brake assist Hilltop assist service engine service transmission all of it lit up all at once. Has anyone experienced anything like this? Right now I am stuck at work trying to figure how to get it to the dealership from here!
 

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I have a 2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. I've been having issues on and off with the Jeep not turning on. It gets power everything turns on but it won't turn over. Today I thought it was the key fob and battery so I replaced it with no luck. I press the brake hit the start button and everything turns on except the motor. All the error likes you could imagine pop-up example my parking brake assist Hilltop assist service engine service transmission all of it lit up all at once. Has anyone experienced anything like this? Right now I am stuck at work trying to figure how to get it to the dealership from here!
Hi GoonMom3,
This is not what we hope to hear from our Renegade owners. We understand how this could be frustrating, and would like to offer our assistance while you are working with your dealer on this. Please send us a private message with your VIN, phone number, current mileage and servicing dealer.
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Replaced the battery in the key fob, or in the vehicle. Because the CAN-BUS christmas tree light show of errors is SOP when the system thinks it should be running but loses ground. Power but now start can be indicative of a bad cell.

Also, don't trust the DID for battery voltage, it is lies. Mine has never said anything but 14.8V. Plug in a data logger, and OBDII has a WAY different story to tell about the voltage.

But traditionally, click but not cranking means you have enough voltage to operate the starte solenoid, but not the motor under load.

Whirr but no crank means you have a bad solenoid.

No click, no crank means bad solenoid or bad battery.

Fancy electronics may have changed that math slightly or not, but if you haven't ruled it out, you might have a bad battery. A whole slew of people have gotten turds with bad cells from the factory over the years.
 

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this is happening to me right now so upset and it tells me service power steering and transmission and electronic brake..and issues with remote atart and airbag service ....NEED HELP ASAP....
 

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this is happening to me right now so upset and it tells me service power steering and transmission and electronic brake..and issues with remote atart and airbag service ....NEED HELP ASAP....
I am so sorry to read about this! Have you spoken to your dealership yet? Feel free to send us a private message so that we can discuss further.

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Get a battery LOAD test done. local parts store should be able to do it for you free of charge.
 

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I am having this problem as well. I hit button and all lights up, radio works etc. I hit the start and it cranks and cranks and cranks but will not turn over. We fine yesterday. I have AAA coming to see if they can jump it.
 

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I am having this problem as well. I hit button and all lights up, radio works etc. I hit the start and it cranks and cranks and cranks but will not turn over. We fine yesterday. I have AAA coming to see if they can jump it.
I am very sorry to hear of the trouble you are experiencing, Lisa. We recommend having your Jeep diagnosed by your dealer, as they are in the best position to determine the cause of this concern. Our team is just a private message away if any additional support is needed while working with your dealer.

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I replaced my Battery last week after the engine turned but wouldn't cough.

Now it runs fine again at a cost of $193.64 and well worth the purchase for a 70A start/stop Absorbent Glass Mat battery. A little dearer than the older lead acid battery and worth every penny.

The topic of batteries was discussed previously if any wants to have a little look for the info. Yellow tops came out on top of the polls.

If it's any consolation I also have dual batteries on my boat from the same company at the same price (y)(y)(y)
 

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I only run the yellow tops in my Jeeps! Winches need lots of power.
 

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Has anyone gotten a resolution? I just paid 238 for diagnostic and rental and they could not figure out why the car wouldn’t start. Why do I have to pay them when they can’t figure out how to fix a car that they built?
 

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Just throwing out ideas because I'm not sure. Maybe the "button" that tells your car when the brake has been pressed has a short. Have you checked to see if the brake lights come on when you press the brake?
 

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I just had this happen this morning. Perfectly fine last night when I parked it. Go out this morning and at first nothing. Power came on and tried to start It - clicked and lost ALL power and was totally dead. Battery registered at 12 Volts and tried both key fobs to make sure it wasn’t the usual one I use. Husband checked battery connections and all good. Moves something and it came on shortly again but no luck. I have less than 40000 miles on this as only had it a short time :( can’t even move it at this time. Any ideas would be helpful.
 

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I just had this happen this morning. Perfectly fine last night when I parked it. Go out this morning and at first nothing. Power came on and tried to start It - clicked and lost ALL power and was totally dead. Battery registered at 12 Volts and tried both key fobs to make sure it wasn’t the usual one I use. Husband checked battery connections and all good. Moves something and it came on shortly again but no luck. I have less than 40000 miles on this as only had it a short time :( can’t even move it at this time. Any ideas would be helpful.
Wait an hour and go back out. Use the key fob to start it, or tow to dealership so they can hook it up to diagnose and get the readings. Needs to not be starting or they can’t tell.
 

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Sounds like a battery or battery connection issue.
 

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From the above posts there are 2 things to keep in mind:

  • The type of Renegade will determine wether you can be towed on 4 wheels with a tow bar, towed on 2 wheels or lifted onto a trailer. Failure to tow correctly can wreck your Renegade.
  • A reading of 12 volts is a dead battery and not just a flat battery. I recently posted a chart regarding battery strengths and the Renegade needs around 12.75 to 21.9 to be almost 100% charged. Anything below is that means you have a flat battery.
Batteries on a Renegade is an almost daily contentious issue. Poor battery design for this type of Jeep has been the cause of almost everyone having to replace their battery shortly after getting the Renegade if it hasn't already been changed.

Battery types are also discussed frequently as to the best available. Search the forum using the words "yellow top"
 
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