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Love my Rennegade look but hate all the hassle

all i had was problem with my Rennegade jeep calling Jeep Company again is my 5th time going to the dealer for all kind of problems incjuding lights on jeep saying no brakes to saying all lights out one time it completely stop on the middle of the road Wells jeep comp and I not getting along their rude and dont know what their doing Now my seat wont work and am in vacation and cant drive it home .. ugh
want to trade it in but already have $5000 invested so frustraded..
 

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I had tried all fuses relating to anything around the power seat. I checked the engine compartment box, the cargo box and the box under the dash (pretty difficult to get to) and there were no blown fuses. I finally decided to check the relay in the back. I park outside and this winter was particularly cold so I think this may have had something to do with it, but I took the relays out on either side of the cargo fuse box, shook them around for a second and replaced them and the seat worked.
 

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I had tried all fuses relating to anything around the power seat. I checked the engine compartment box, the cargo box and the box under the dash (pretty difficult to get to) and there were no blown fuses. I finally decided to check the relay in the back. I park outside and this winter was particularly cold so I think this may have had something to do with it, but I took the relays out on either side of the cargo fuse box, shook them around for a second and replaced them and the seat worked.
I can confirm this.

I had the same issue the day after I bought mine (a very cold day in Jan 2017). Removed the (orange) relays from the cargo area fuse box, tapped them on a hard surface, and replaced them. The seat worked.

The same issue occurred 2 weeks ago (a hot mid-August day). Same procedure fixed the issue.

Not sure if it's temperature related or just a finicky relay.
 

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Same problem, i checked the relays and the left one gets very hot! I replaced it and it still does not work. I checked all the wires. Im at 51000, warranty exp at 50000 lol.
 

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It was a blown green fuse in the rear fuse box. There must be a short because the fuse blew again, but i was able to adjust it so my wife can drive it for now.
 

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Had the same problem. The red relays were the problem.

The relay socket base seems kind of cheap. It flexes and is mounted in mid air. I think it?s the base and contact is lost. Either by temperature or shock? But I did notice the relay was warm. Hmm. Any further thoughts ?
 

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Mine failed today (the day after I took delivery). :mad:
In the post from MikeinDE, the repair order mentions a stuck relay.

There are two (red) relays in the rear power distribution unit (access inside cargo area on drivers side). See page 472 of the owners manual.

It's been very cold here and I figured that I might have a stuck relay.

I pulled each one out (one at a time) warmed them up and tapped them a bit. After I re-installed them, the seat works fine. :)
I could have cut and pasted that post and made it my own. Owned it for 36 hours when this morning the power seat was dead.

Then I Google site:jeeprenegadeforum.com power seat and found this.

Then I tried again this afternoon when it was warmer and the power seat controls worked fine.
 

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I could have cut and pasted that post and made it my own. Owned it for 36 hours when this morning the power seat was dead.

Then I Google site:jeeprenegadeforum.com power seat and found this.

Then I tried again this afternoon when it was warmer and the power seat controls worked fine.
Hi ElementRenegade,

I'm not sure of your model year, so I'm not sure if this applies, but we did release a TSB in May that might help, and your dealership can perform it for you:

"NUMBER: 08-031-17
GROUP: Electrical
DATE: May 02, 2017

SUBJECT:
Flash: BCM Diagnostic And System Improvements
OVERVIEW:
This bulletin involves reprogramming the Body Control Module (BCM) with the latest
available software.

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:
Customers may experience one or more of the following conditions listed below:
· **The horn will sound when locking the door using the door panel switch while the
door is open.**
· Power driver’s seat will not move and active Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC)
B1062-11 - Electric Seat Movimentation-Circuit Short To Ground, will be set (2015 -
2016 Only).

· If a vehicle has been started using the remote start and the door panel lock switch is
pushed before the ignition has been turned on, the vehicle shuts off (2015 - 2016
Only).
· When ParkSense is turned off, the LED on the switch will turn on indicating the
system is disabled. On the next key cycle the system is still disabled, but the LED on
the switch will not turn on (2015 - 2016 Only).
· Rear interior overhead lamps remain illuminated after exiting vehicle and locking
from the driver's or passenger's door lock buttons. This is causing the vehicle battery
to go dead (2015 - 2016 Only).
· The door locks are inoperative when locking/unlocking remotely (2015 - 2016 Only).
· False activation of the vehicle security alarm (2015 - 2016 Only).
· False exterior light failure messages being displayed in the instrument cluster (2015
- 2016 Only)."

Kori
Jeep Social Care Specialist
 

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Mine suddenly stopped working also when I put the seat back to change out the floor mats. Dealer is saying it is a problem because of aftermarket headlight and charging me $300 to fix. 3 weeks old and 2K miles. Something doesn't sound right about that.

That dealer is a bull crap my friend.

It is a sprocket type on a straight thin rail and the last tooth got stuck off the last rail (in a way it's derailed at the end).

When you try to reverse it, the first sprocket teeth is not lined up with the first slot of teeth at the rail.

And so it is stuck at the very end and it can not climb up without that first teeth perfectly aligned with the "mating part".
 

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I can confirm this.

I had the same issue the day after I bought mine (a very cold day in Jan 2017). Removed the (orange) relays from the cargo area fuse box, tapped them on a hard surface, and replaced them. The seat worked.

The same issue occurred 2 weeks ago (a hot mid-August day). Same procedure fixed the issue.

Not sure if it's temperature related or just a finicky relay.
I can confirm this.

I had the same issue the day after I bought mine (a very cold day in Jan 2017). Removed the (orange) relays from the cargo area fuse box, tapped them on a hard surface, and replaced them. The seat worked.

The same issue occurred 2 weeks ago (a hot mid-August day). Same procedure fixed the issue.

Not sure if it's temperature related or just a finicky relay.
I want to thank you for your post. This just recently happen to my car. My husband was so baffle of the placement of the fuse box. He tired you trick and it worked! Tapping on a hard surface and bam it's working again. Thanks
 

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I want to thank you for your post. This just recently happen to my car. My husband was so baffle of the placement of the fuse box. He tired you trick and it worked! Tapping on a hard surface and bam it's working again. Thanks
Welcome to the forum. You will find a lot more great info here.
 

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I want to thank you for your post. This just recently happen to my car. My husband was so baffle of the placement of the fuse box. He tired you trick and it worked! Tapping on a hard surface and bam it's working again. Thanks
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I want to thank you for your post. This just recently happen to my car. My husband was so baffle of the placement of the fuse box. He tired you trick and it worked! Tapping on a hard surface and bam it's working again. Thanks
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I am having the same issue and taking out the fuses and tapping has not worked. The lower fuse is quite warm but that is it. I have switched the lower and upper fuse to see if the fuse was the issue but the new lower fuse still stays warm. Any suggestions
 

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Could it be the orange relay switch mentioned above that is located in the rear cargo area panel? :unsure:

That was just a quick thought after reading post #35 above. (y)
 
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