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Hello Forum,

I have a 2015 Renegade Latitude 1.3 Turbo that I bought with less than 3000 miles on it. I have just recently rolled over 70,000 miles a few weeks ago. My years of owning it have been somewhat fraught with problems. Mostly minor gripes, but have ran into 3 issues that I would consider major since owning the vehicle.

The purpose of this post is to clearly document the current issue I am having as it is being diagnosed by the dealership. I have looked through old Forum posts, but haven't found one that matches my issue exactly. Here is what is going on:

4 days ago, my Check Engine light and Service Air Bag warning came on. Engine light stayed solid, but the Air Bag warning light would come on along with a dashboard notification, then clear after a few seconds. Within a few minutes, this process with the air bag would repeat nonstop as long as the car was turned on.

On day 2, there was no change to this process. I used a code reader and had two codes logged: An evap code and code U11DD, which appears to be something related to the BCM signal being invalid or corrupted in some way. I cleared the codes, stopped and started engine, and found that the U11DD code immediately appeared again. The Air Bag service warning was still intermittently blinking on and off, but there was never a code shelled for it. Battery voltage seemed normal at this time based on the dash gauge, but I went ahead and put the battery on trickle charge overnight.

Day 3 is when the real problems started. I was driving home from work doing about 75 around a turn on the highway. I heard a ding, (assumed it was my air bag warning again) and my power steering instantly went dead. The sudden loss of power steering and the force of going into this turn at speed veered me wide and I had to crank hard on the wheel to get back into my lane. I let it coast through the turn while trying to maintain control of my lane and on the way out of the turn, the power steering suddenly kicked back in. The force I had been exerting on the wheel when the power steering kicked back in was enough to cut the vehicle hard the other way and about put me into the ditch.

I pulled over and shut it off for a while. When turning it back on, the dash lit up many alerts: Check Engine, Air bag, Power steering, Coolant temperature, Battery, etc... All of these alerts except Check Engine recovered after a few seconds. Note that this was not the typical light show you get when you first start the video. These alerts came thru the message center and were all accompanied by dings. I took off again and the vehicle ran for about 5-10 minutes normally, then the service air bag warning would ding and the light would come on, then it would recover. Immediately following, the Service Power Steering light would come on and I would lose all power steering again for about 8-10 seconds, then the power steering would miraculously come back online. This cycle has been repeating for the past two days. 5-10 mins normal driving, sudden barrage of dash alerts + loss of power steering for 8-10 seconds, then full recovery.

I have an appt with the dealership tomorrow morning to further diagnose this issue. Anyone want to take bets on what the problem is? I am betting a software patch on the BCM will resolve it, but may be electrical? I kinda wish that if the power steering went out that it would stay out until a fuse was reset or something. Honestly, the flip-flopping its doing right now is far more dangerous than if it were just to have went out and not recovered at all.
 

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I sure hope that you (through the use of the dealer) get it figured out. It sounds like you went through one heck of a ride.

I had the Driver Information Center (DIC) light show when my Body Control Module (BCM) failed.
… I was covered by the MaxCare warranty.

I also saw the DIC light show when my battery started to die, but I didn't have any mechanical issues due to the battery failing, just a light show and a 'No Start'.
 

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Hello Forum,

I have a 2015 Renegade Latitude 1.3 Turbo that I bought with less than 3000 miles on it. I have just recently rolled over 70,000 miles a few weeks ago. My years of owning it have been somewhat fraught with problems. Mostly minor gripes, but have ran into 3 issues that I would consider major since owning the vehicle.

The purpose of this post is to clearly document the current issue I am having as it is being diagnosed by the dealership. I have looked through old Forum posts, but haven't found one that matches my issue exactly. Here is what is going on:

4 days ago, my Check Engine light and Service Air Bag warning came on. Engine light stayed solid, but the Air Bag warning light would come on along with a dashboard notification, then clear after a few seconds. Within a few minutes, this process with the air bag would repeat nonstop as long as the car was turned on.

On day 2, there was no change to this process. I used a code reader and had two codes logged: An evap code and code U11DD, which appears to be something related to the BCM signal being invalid or corrupted in some way. I cleared the codes, stopped and started engine, and found that the U11DD code immediately appeared again. The Air Bag service warning was still intermittently blinking on and off, but there was never a code shelled for it. Battery voltage seemed normal at this time based on the dash gauge, but I went ahead and put the battery on trickle charge overnight.

Day 3 is when the real problems started. I was driving home from work doing about 75 around a turn on the highway. I heard a ding, (assumed it was my air bag warning again) and my power steering instantly went dead. The sudden loss of power steering and the force of going into this turn at speed veered me wide and I had to crank hard on the wheel to get back into my lane. I let it coast through the turn while trying to maintain control of my lane and on the way out of the turn, the power steering suddenly kicked back in. The force I had been exerting on the wheel when the power steering kicked back in was enough to cut the vehicle hard the other way and about put me into the ditch.

I pulled over and shut it off for a while. When turning it back on, the dash lit up many alerts: Check Engine, Air bag, Power steering, Coolant temperature, Battery, etc... All of these alerts except Check Engine recovered after a few seconds. Note that this was not the typical light show you get when you first start the video. These alerts came thru the message center and were all accompanied by dings. I took off again and the vehicle ran for about 5-10 minutes normally, then the service air bag warning would ding and the light would come on, then it would recover. Immediately following, the Service Power Steering light would come on and I would lose all power steering again for about 8-10 seconds, then the power steering would miraculously come back online. This cycle has been repeating for the past two days. 5-10 mins normal driving, sudden barrage of dash alerts + loss of power steering for 8-10 seconds, then full recovery.

I have an appt with the dealership tomorrow morning to further diagnose this issue. Anyone want to take bets on what the problem is? I am betting a software patch on the BCM will resolve it, but may be electrical? I kinda wish that if the power steering went out that it would stay out until a fuse was reset or something. Honestly, the flip-flopping its doing right now is far more dangerous than if it were just to have went out and not recovered at all.
We sincerely regret to hear about the concerns you are experiencing. How did your dealer appointment go? If additional assistance is needed, please feel free to PM us.
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