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Used Jeep Renegade 2015-present review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

Used Jeep Renegade 15-present
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Used Jeep Renegade 2015-present review
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Jeep Renegade 4x4?

There is a chance that your Renegade might have been used for a bit of off-road action, so check the front, rear and undersides of the car carefully to make sure no damage has incurred. Look for scuffed bumpers and alloy wheels. It’s worth checking any electrical components in the interior, too.

The engines here are familiar from other Fiat models and there have been many reported problems. If you’re buying one of the diesel models, it’s worth noting that the diesel particulate filters are prone to clogging. The repair can be simple — a quick blast to loosen things up — or expensive, if it’s been that way for some time. Some cars had problems with the diesel engines, often related to this issue, and overly high oil levels after fuel contamination.

Engine mount

The right side engine mount of cars made from 18 October to 5 December 2018 might not have been manufactured correctly. Affected examples will need to have them replaced at a Jeep dealership to sort this problem.

Wiring harness

An issue with the wiring harness could cause the automatic gearbox to select neutral when it shouldn't. Find out from a Jeep dealer if your car is affected by this because it'll need to have part of the wiring harness replaced and a software update installed.

Jeep Renegade engine

Is a used Jeep Renegade 4x4 reliable?

The Renegade finished in a poor 30th place out of 35 cars featured in the small SUV class in our most recent What Car? Reliability Survey. Jeep as a brand didn't feature in the survey. 

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