2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption
A serious defect in the 2.4L Tigershark engine causes an excessive amount of oil to be burned during normal operation. Owners must constantly top off the oil and have consumption tests run at the dealership, or risk the engine seizing up an…Continue reading article "2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption"
2.4L Tigershark Emissions
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) could be preparing for a major recall after discovering excessive emissions coming out vehicles with the 2.4L Tigershark engine. In a recent regulatory filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, …Continue reading article "2.4L Tigershark Emissions"
9-Speed ZF Transmission Problems
The Cherokee and Renegade’s 9-speed transmission suffers from hard shifts, lurching problems, and a wiring harness defect that can cause suddenly shutdowns or unexpected shifting into neutral.Continue reading article "9-Speed ZF Transmission Problems"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- squealing brakes in the 2015 Renegade
- 9-speed automatic transmission problem in the 2015 Renegade
- engine won't turn over, won't start in the 2015 Renegade
- surging/hard shifts in the 2015 Renegade
- electrical accessories not working properly in the 2015 Renegade
What Breaks the Most
1st Generation (2015–2021) Renegade Key Numbers
Fiat-Chrysler has been accused of calling the 2.4L Tigershark engine's agressive oil consumption "normal" in order to avoid having to recall millions of vehicles.
A new lawsuit says a defect in that engine's piston rings allows oil to enter the combustion chamber. That leads to roughly a quart of oil burning off every 1,000 miles. If an owner follows the recommended 4,000 mile oil change interval, it puts them at extreme risk of permanently damaging the engine.…keep reading article "Lawsuit Says a Piston Ring Defect Burns Through Oil in the Tigershark Engine"
There’s a settlement on the horizon for 9-speed transmission problems, it just needs the judge’s final thumbs up.
The Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) 9-speed transmission class-action includes all consumers who purchased or leased a new 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Jeep Renegade, 2015 Chrysler 200 or 2015 ProMaster City. In addition, the consumer must still own the vehicle and it must have been purchased or leased in the U.S.
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) agreed to the settlement before the case went to trial, and generally it’s good news. There are a lot of complicated eligibility requirements, however, and David Wood has the full run-down on CarComplaints.com.keep reading article "9-Speed Transmission Settlement Just Needs the Judge’s Approval"
ZF North America is recalling over 500,000 of its 9-speed transmissions (number 9HP48 or 948TE) because they can suddenly slip into neutral.
keep reading article "Defective ZF Transmission Sensors Recalled in 505,000 Vehicles"
The problem is caused by a terminal crimping issue with 26-way connectors on the sensor cluster harness assemblies. The company says the star-shaped connector was not properly crimped and the problem wasn't caught at the factory because of a manual setting used for measurements.…
A transmission defect known to cause a sudden loss of propulsion is being recalled in over 400,000 Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) vehicles.
keep reading article "FCA Blames Wiring Harness Problem on ZF Transmission’s Sudden Loss of Propulsion"
[FCA] was examining warranty data and opened an investigation that determined an insufficient crimp in a wire harness could cause a fault code in the solenoid. If that occurs, the vehicle will stop moving, something Chrysler says can temporally be fixed by stopping the vehicle and re-starting the engine.…
[My dad] ... complained about the surging that happened after he stopped (feeling like something had run into his back-end); the hesitations when leaving a stop sign or speeding up and the hard/rough shifts as the “automatic” transmission shifted, that he noticed as he drove it. The dealership ... told him, “That’s how this car is built, there isn’t any way to change it”.
Within 16,000 miles our Jeep has burned 6 quarts of oil. In the last 5,000 miles it has gone through 2 quarts of oil. Today it is at the dealership where I was told this is 100% normal. The service advisers immediate told me that GM's burn much more oil and began a rant telling me everyone has this issue.