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I purchased my 2015 Renegade Latitude 2 weeks ago. I drove it to Florida for vacation this past Monday and had major issues on the drive. The engine stalled several times while in idle and it seemed to always be after I fueled up. At one point, the transmission made a huge clunking noise, stalled and I couldn't get it into gear. Lots of the warning lights started flashing and then the service engine light stayed on. It's like the car just freaked out and didn't know what was wrong with itself. Once I got to Florida I immediately took it to a local Jeep dealer. After checking the codes from the diagnostic analysis with Chrysler, Chrysler has come back to say I need a new transmission. I'm in shock. I've never dealt with this with a brand new car before. I Googled "problem with 2015 Jeep Renegade" and found this forum. As of now, the only transmission they can find (since the car is so new) is in Detroit and it won't get here until next week. I have no way to get home right now and have started a "case" with Chrysler to see what they will do or won't do to help me get myself and the car back home after my vacation. Evidently Chrysler will get you a rental car but won't let you take it out of state. I was told by the lady on the phone that Chrysler didn't have to do anything and whatever decision they make to help me and the car get home will be in "good will". Wow. Very disappointed in this whole mess. I absolutely loved this car until now.