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We are still having trouble starting it at random times. Going back again.
Personally, I would take a video every time you start it, showing that the brake and clutch if it's manual, are fully depressed, and then try to start it. I would do this until it doesn't start, then only keep that clip and show it to the dealer. That way you have evidence of the issue, and it may help when diagnosing the problem.
 

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Personally, I would take a video every time you start it, showing that the brake and clutch if it's manual, are fully depressed, and then try to start it. I would do this until it doesn't start, then only keep that clip and show it to the dealer. That way you have evidence of the issue, and it may help when diagnosing the problem.
They were able to reproduce the issue and threw parts at it but it keeps coming back.
 

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They were able to reproduce the issue and threw parts at it but it keeps coming back.
Way back then before you bought your renegade, I had an advise to you, and you did not hear me.
Now trade it in, do not waste time and money, it's not worth it.
Hope you're listening this time.
 

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They don't seem to have gotten a handle on what the real issue is.

Some ideas from previous FCA car issues I've seen for push-button start issues:

Pedal switches.
Broken antenna within the car so it can't ping the key properly.
 

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Happened to me once or twice. The brake peddle was really stiff so I ended up pushing down real hard and it started. I never saw any kind of warning light or anything.
That has happened to me a couple times. I noticed that it only happens in the morning. I park my car on the grass next to my driveway so I'm not sure if that may be a factor, but I know it shouldn't be.

I get in and push the brake pedal and the start button but the pedal so so stiff that to get it to start I almost have to stand on the brake pedal.

My Jeep is at the dealer for this and other issues right now so I'll see what they say when they call.
 

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That has happened to me a couple times. I noticed that it only happens in the morning. I park my car on the grass next to my driveway so I'm not sure if that may be a factor, but I know it shouldn't be.

I get in and push the brake pedal and the start button but the pedal so so stiff that to get it to start I almost have to stand on the brake pedal.

My Jeep is at the dealer for this and other issues right now so I'll see what they say when they call.
Quoting since I couldn't edit.

Dealership just called and said that their technician went out to test it and felt the issue so they are looking further into it.
 

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Quoting since I couldn't edit.

Dealership just called and said that their technician went out to test it and felt the issue so they are looking further into it.
Hi sakustoms,

Is your Jeep still currently in service? Please send us a PM if additional assistance is needed.

Darlene
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Fair enough.

But pushing the start button with the actual key fob doesn't physically do anything.
There's no physically connection required. It's wireless.

For passive RFID to work, the rfid chip needs to be within the field of a reader antenna to generate enough signal to be readable. From what I understand, most keyless systems that don't have a dock for the fob to use if you want, put the passive RFID antenna in the ring around the start button. Pushing the button with the fob makes sure the chip is in the antenna's field.
 

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Hi sakustoms,

Is your Jeep still currently in service? Please send us a PM if additional assistance is needed.

Darlene
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I sent you a PM.


Update on my situation:

According to the dealer service department the issue with my brake pedal was caused by a brake line and sensor. Apparently the line was bleeding down while parked and causing pressure buildup in the system. They replaced a line and sensor and so far everything is ok.

I picked it up around 3:00 pm yesterday and of course, first thing this morning, I have multiple warnings and lights on the dash so it looks like it is going right back.
 

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I sent you a PM.


Update on my situation:

According to the dealer service department the issue with my brake pedal was caused by a brake line and sensor. Apparently the line was bleeding down while parked and causing pressure buildup in the system. They replaced a line and sensor and so far everything is ok.

I picked it up around 3:00 pm yesterday and of course, first thing this morning, I have multiple warnings and lights on the dash so it looks like it is going right back.
Hi sakustoms,

I am sorry to hear of this experience. I have responded to your PM. Please continue to converse through that avenue.

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Ok, I had my Jeep back twice for both the Forward Collision system warning and Park Sense Unavailable warning messages. The dealer worked with Jeep and ended up replacing 2 modules, rear harness, radio and amp.

Got it back last week and 4 days later the park sense unavailable warning message came back and the button to disable park sense flashes. I had to stop by the dealer yesterday so they could read the codes from the computer to send to an engineer at Jeep. Looks like it's back to the same old crap again.
 

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Ok, I had my Jeep back twice for both the Forward Collision system warning and Park Sense Unavailable warning messages. The dealer worked with Jeep and ended up replacing 2 modules, rear harness, radio and amp.

Got it back last week and 4 days later the park sense unavailable warning message came back and the button to disable park sense flashes. I had to stop by the dealer yesterday so they could read the codes from the computer to send to an engineer at Jeep. Looks like it's back to the same old crap again.
Hello sakustoms,

We're sorry you're continuing to experience concerns with your Renegade. If you need any help during service, don't hesitate to connect with me via direct message. I'd be glad to assist and escalate to a Case Specialist if needed.

Jasmine
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Hello sakustoms,

We're sorry you're continuing to experience concerns with your Renegade. If you need any help during service, don't hesitate to connect with me via direct message. I'd be glad to assist and escalate to a Case Specialist if needed.

Jasmine
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Thanks Jasmine. I believe my dealer is already working with FCA on this.
 

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Update on mine - since the weather has warmed up I haven't had any trouble starting it. I do have a case # to pursue the issue if it returns with the cold weather.
 
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