The Jeep Renegade is a very affordable off road vehicle that pays homage to the early Jeeps.
To begin with, the Jeep Renegade is outfitted with a 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir II 4 Cylinder Engine. Consequently its the same engine used by the Chrysler 200, Jeep Compass, and the Jeep Cherokee which is known to consume oil. Renegades consume so much oil that they are currently the subject of a class action lawsuit.
Fix? FCA Customer Satisfaction Notice
As of February 2021, The FCA has issued a customer satisfaction notice. In addition to other issues, this customer satisfaction notice recommends a reprogram of the computer to prevent the oil consumption. Nonetheless it is unclear as to whether this fix solves the problem.
Check your Jeep Renegade VIN for Recalls
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration keeps track of all the recalls issued by vehicle manufacturers. You can check the status of your vehicle by visiting their website here.
Check your Jeep’s Title History
The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) keeps track of the title history for vehicles. This is one ob the best ways to determine if your vehicle has a clear title. NMVTIS licenses this information to third parties for you to download. Our personal favorite is www.carsforsale.com.
Therefore without further ado. here is a complete list of websites approved by NMVTIS
Radiator Fan 2015 – 2017
From FCA US LLC
“The engine cooling fan may experience excessive friction and loads between motor bushing and shaft due to inadequate lubrication content in the bushing, out of specification cylindricity and sub-standard radial strength, leading to bushing wear. This can result in fan motor noise and eventual failure of the fan motor. Failure of the fan motor can cause the engine to overheat and possible engine damage/failure due to overheating.”
Salvaged and Rebuilt Titles
Avoid Renegades with Salvaged and Rebuilt titles. Typically a Renegade with a salvaged or rebuilt title has been off road. Cars that have been off road may no longer suitable for everyday use.
To be continued …
This is a living document. It will be amended as more information is discovered.
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