Has anyone else experienced a grinding/rumbling noise from the rear of the car at around 40 mph / 60km/h? It's a well known problem with the Renegade, but I can't find anything about it here. Perhaps I'm not looking good enough.
The noise is present at temperatures above 5-6 degrees Celcius, with gearbox and driving mode in auto. It's often also a vibration that I can feel through the floor. The noise immediately disappears when I change to manual gearshifts or select another driving mode. With the Renegade it doesn't seem to matter what engine/gearbox you have, it's present at all models. I have a 1,4 170hp 9AT. The theory amongst Renegade-owners seems to be that it's related to a clutch in the rear differential. I think that might be correct, it's plausible that a clutch that's not completely releasing the centre axle can be the origin of the noise. But I believe that the actual noise is a resonance of some sort. Any experience with this problem?
The dealer has no idea what the problem is, but they recognize that there is a noise/vibration.