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Hi, new here so unsure how to use the site or search to see if this has been asked before but here goes..

I bought a used 2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk from a dealership with about 72k miles on it. Checked the CarFax and everything seemed clean on it, dealership is widely known in my county, etc.. The day I got it, they told me that the daytime running light indicator was on and that they would fix it if i brought the car tomorrow (they were about to close...another story for another day.) I said sure, brought the car home, that was that.
Next day, as I was driving it to them, almost all the warning lights came on the dashboard - seatbelt, daytime running lights, parking lights, service airbag, service parking brake, etc. I took a video, and when I got it to the dealer they said they'll do what they can.
2 days later they had brought it to an actual Jeep dealership who, as the dealership I bought it from explained, "could not replicate the issue" but "updated the computer anyway." Supposedly, as my dealership (we'll call them LK) was driving it back to their center, the daytime runnibg light error came on. After another day of messing with it, LK claims they "honest to God don't understand what's wrong." and that all of my lights work perfectly.
It has been about 2 weeks since this happened, and occasionally the daytime running light error message will come on but just tonight the same issue happened before - all the indicator lights turned on.
I did some research and found that the 2017 Renegades have a recall for this identical issue, yet nothing on the 2016.
Any advice or did anyone have this same problem and resolve it? I really really like the car but I'm not sure if I have a lemon here or not...
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Make sure it has all the updates! Next if your having problems with bulbs take them out and check them make sure they and the socket are clean.
If the dealer can't see the problem they can't find a fix. Good luck with your little Jeep!
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Check you battery and battery connections. Including the earth strap.
I had a similar thing happen. Besides almost all the warning lights, it said the lights were not working - I could see they were working in a shop window reflection out to check from the rear, when I got back in the problem went away. At the end of this story it turned out there is a service bulletin on the driver's seat belt and my getting out of the car, then back in, temporally "fixed" the problem, but I didn't make the mental connection.
The next time it happened I took it in to the dealer for service. They didn't make the connection to the bulletin , but had no problem charging me hours of labor, claiming to fix it only to have it re-occur driving home.. It was the local auto repair shop who had a relative that worked in Dodge repair that pulled up the bulletin. The local auto repair changed out the driver's seat belt and it fixed the problem for good.
I don't know that this is your problem, but you might check this forum for "seat belt" or "seat belt switch" and see what comes up.
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