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I just had to have my 2015 Jeep Renegade towed to a dealer because it would not start. Tow driver told me has had to tow numerous Jeeps not just Renegades for not starting because the muffler froze up creating excessive back pressure not allowing the unit to start. I did some research on the internet and read dozens of other owners experiencing the same problem. When inquiring with the Jeep dealer about this they told me they had other customers with this problem. I have never heard of such a thing and that the fix is to drill weep holes in the muffler to allow moisture to drain out. I was charged 150.00 dollars to have two holes drilled in my 2015 Jeep that only has 7200 miles. This seems like a factory issue and should be covered by the manufacturer of the mufflers. We buy Jeeps because of the reputation they a rugged, durable, and dependable for severe weather driving in the northern states, this does not say much about these vehicles.
 
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I just had to have my 2015 Jeep Renegade towed to a dealer because it would not start. Tow driver told me has had to tow numerous Jeeps not just Renegades for not starting because the muffler froze up creating excessive back pressure not allowing the unit to start. I did some research on the internet and read dozens of other owners experiencing the same problem. When inquiring with the Jeep dealer about this they told me they had other customers with this problem. I have never heard of such a thing and that the fix is to drill weep holes in the muffler to allow moisture to drain out. I was charged 150.00 dollars to have two holes drilled in my 2015 Jeep that only has 7200 miles. This seems like a factory issue and should be covered by the manufacturer of the mufflers. We buy Jeeps because of the reputation they a rugged, durable, and dependable for severe weather driving in the northern states, this does not say much about these vehicles.
I’m sure the original poster will not see this, but after talking on the phone with cheap customer service they will not cover mine unless it is still under warranty. I am just three months past the three years. Whoever this was I’m sure was still under warranty it sounds like. After talking with Jeep, they would have covered the charge for labor only and not the diagnostic fee through the dealership. Diagnostic fees at dealerships are anywhere from 50 to upwards of $150. I am absolutely disgusted with Mopar dodge Chrysler lately and after the few experiences I’ve had I know if I purchase another new vehicle it will have nothing to do with dodge or Mopar Chrysler Fiat etc. and the reason why I brought it to a dealership was because when I had it scanned at AutoZone the code came up as P0069 and probable cause was replace and reprogram PCM which Hass to be done by a dealership. Also anyone that buys a brand new renegade the tires that they give you absolutely suck. Mine didn’t even last 20,000 miles before I was ready for new ones. And by the way a Renegade is a Fiat with a jeep name on it. They have gone way downhill since the original CJ or whatever the first heavy duty iron frame jeeps were. I was completely happy with mine up until this point and it reflects poorly in my opinion. mostly glad the problem was found and fixed without having to pay too much money, I will be on the phone with Jeep at least one more time to try and recover some of my money then I will look into other routes because this is something that should be a recall item. Absolutely disgusting.
 
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I’m sure the original poster will not see this, but after talking on the phone with cheap customer service they will not cover mine unless it is still under warranty. I am just three months past the three years. Whoever this was I’m sure was still under warranty it sounds like. After talking with Jeep, they would have covered the charge for labor only and not the diagnostic fee through the dealership. Diagnostic fees at dealerships are anywhere from 50 to upwards of $150. I am absolutely disgusted with Mopar dodge Chrysler lately and after the few experiences I’ve had I know if I purchase another new vehicle it will have nothing to do with dodge or Mopar Chrysler Fiat etc. and the reason why I brought it to a dealership was because when I had it scanned at AutoZone the code came up as P0069 and probable cause was replace and reprogram PCM which Hass to be done by a dealership. Also anyone that buys a brand new renegade the tires that they give you absolutely suck. Mine didn’t even last 20,000 miles before I was ready for new ones. And by the way a Renegade is a Fiat with a jeep name on it. They have gone way downhill since the original CJ or whatever the first heavy duty iron frame jeeps were. I was completely happy with mine up until this point and it reflects poorly in my opinion. mostly glad the problem was found and fixed without having to pay too much money, I will be on the phone with Jeep at least one more time to try and recover some of my money then I will look into other routes because this is something that should be a recall item. Absolutely disgusting.
Also if anyone sees this, in cold weather especially, short trips are not a very good thing for vehicles.
 
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