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I have a 2018 Jeep Renegade Latitude. I purchased it in October with 4 miles on it. I now have 2600 miles, and it made an awful noise on Friday. I put it in reverse and thought someone else's car was making a squealing noise. I put it in drive, and it continued to make that squealing noise. I drove a little and parked. I put it in reverse again, and it made a louder grinding, scraping metal sound in the back. I stopped to see if something was dragging. It looked fine but sounded horrible! It eventually stopped, and I haven't heard it again this weekend. I have an appointment on Monday with the service department of the dealership where I purchased the Jeep.

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I'm really reaching here as this is not supposed to happen, but is your electric parking brake stuck on ? Is it harder than normal to accelerate ?

As you know, it shouldn't be making any noise. If it's still doing it and the dealer wants you to bring it in, I'd strongly push for them to send a wrecker. Who knows what is causing that grinding noise and I know I wouldn't want to be behind the wheel driving it to them !! You could end up causing more damage or even something falling off. They'll more than likely tell you it's okay to drive it there (it's easier on them, less phone calls to make, less paperwork to fill) but I'm more of a "safety first" kinda guy instead of "what's easier on you" kinda guy.

I once had a 2002 PT Cruiser and the tranny starting slipping very badly. I called the dealer and told them. They said drive it in. I said it was slamming HARD between gears making the tires chirp. They said go slow and I'll be okay. I said I didn't feel safe doing so. They said just go slow. I said "full disclosure, I'm recording this phone call." (I wasn't). After a pause they said, "Do you still live at....." and they sent a wrecker. BTW, that dealership is now dozed over and is an office building.
 

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Oh wow! The first thing I did was check the brake. That was good. It hasn't done it since. I had to drive it the rest of the evening (a little over 100 miles), and it didn't do it again. Could a piece of gravel cause that kind of noise? I have a factory warranty and a Premier Plus vehicle service contract. So you think I should call the dealership back and have them tow it there to check it out? It is the Miracle Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram dealership in Nashville. It's been in business for quite some time, and we purchased our Journey from them. I told the service manager (probably the office manager) what was going on, and she said to bring it in on Wednesday. I told her I wouldn't wait til Wednesday, and she said to bring it in first thing at 8 am Monday. I asked if it was safe to drive, and she asked if it was still making that noise. It only did it twice, but that was enough for me!

I think I will call them back at 7:00 am and speak with the head mechanic and our salesman. He has always done us right.

Thanks!
 

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Something similar happened to me about a month ago. It ended up being a small rock stuck between the brake pad and the rotor. The noise was god-awful as everytime the wheel turned the rock was cutting into the metal. The dealership popped the wheel off and removed it pretty quickly. Best of luck.
 

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I have a 2018 Jeep Renegade Latitude. I purchased it in October with 4 miles on it. I now have 2600 miles, and it made an awful noise on Friday. I put it in reverse and thought someone else's car was making a squealing noise. I put it in drive, and it continued to make that squealing noise. I drove a little and parked. I put it in reverse again, and it made a louder grinding, scraping metal sound in the back. I stopped to see if something was dragging. It looked fine but sounded horrible! It eventually stopped, and I haven't heard it again this weekend. I have an appointment on Monday with the service department of the dealership where I purchased the Jeep.

Has anyone had this issue?
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I had the same issue. An occasional chain dragging noise from the back. Took it camping this last weekend and it became way worse. Scraping forward and reverse. After panicking as i was several hundred miles from home towing a pop up camper, i finally pushed against the protective plate behind the rotor on the rear driver's side wheel and out popped a pebble a little over the size of a pee. No noise, no problem since. Big relief.
 

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I have a 2018 Jeep Renegade Latitude. I purchased it in October with 4 miles on it. I now have 2600 miles, and it made an awful noise on Friday. I put it in reverse and thought someone else's car was making a squealing noise. I put it in drive, and it continued to make that squealing noise. I drove a little and parked. I put it in reverse again, and it made a louder grinding, scraping metal sound in the back. I stopped to see if something was dragging. It looked fine but sounded horrible! It eventually stopped, and I haven't heard it again this weekend. I have an appointment on Monday with the service department of the dealership where I purchased the Jeep.

Has anyone had this issue?
I have the same exact noise and cannot figure it out. Did you find any resolution?
 
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