2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Still Pulls
by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on May 27, 2016
It's still doing it. Our 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is still pulling to the right.
We thought a road-force balance might do the trick, so we took it to our preferred local shop, Stokes Tire Service. With two of the wheels well out of spec, Stokes re-balanced all four corners and we left with what felt like a Renegade that tracked straight and true. Or at least that's how it seemed on the drive back to the office on relatively smooth asphalt between Stokes and our office.
The problem re-surfaced soon enough, though. Same effect: Lift your hands from the wheel and the Renegade starts drifting into the lane to its right like it's setting up a late apex. We knew the road-force balance might not be the answer to our problems, and it appears that it wasn't.
Time to get a few other staffers in the Jeep, gather impressions, and start the troubleshooting anew.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 21,869 miles