really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
174,539 miles

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problem #10

Apr 162018


  • 63,000 miles
When you fill the car up with gas... it stalls... no power, no brakes, no steering... the dealer fixed numerous things on car and it keeps happening... it also appears hundreds of others have the same issue... see this thread: Https://www.cargurus.com/cars/discussion-T29898_ds631498 this is happening now for almost 7 months.... over and over. It also stalled on highway and was almost hit by a tracktor trailer. Yesterday at the gas pump it died after filling up the gas tank and rolled back toward the fueel tanks... almost hit them

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #9

Mar 052018


  • 54,587 miles
Jeep stalls and shuts off after fueling.

- Van Buren, AR, USA

problem #8

Jan 122018


  • 70,000 miles
When my daughter fills this car up with gas, it will stall when she is at stop signs/lights when idling. It has happened while she was trying to make a turn. This is so dangerous. I have seen that this is a known problem with the roll over sensor in the gas tank, and it needs to be a manufacturer recall.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #7

Apr 062017


  • 79,000 miles
Vehicle dies when driving away from gas station every time after filling tank. It does in the middle of the road creating a safety hazard. Dodge had a recall for this but Jeep has not. When I was at mechanics yesterday they had a heep compass that was doing the same thing.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #6

Jan 022017


  • 1,000,000 miles
Severe acceleration jerk. When accelerating between 5 and 60 miles an hour the engine and drive train jerk excessively as if the engine isn't getting fuel. Will not jerk immediately after tank fill up bu will after next time driven until filled up again.

- Marshalltown, IA, USA

problem #5

Dec 152016


  • 150,000 miles
Filling up with gas causes engine to stall. Auto garage says it's the check ball for the fuel tank allowing for overfilling of tank and than fuel getting into the vacuum system which then cause the Jeep to stall within 5 mins. The last time it was in the middle of in intersection with the kids in the car and almost getting hit by a driver not playing attention while my husband pushed the Jeep out of the way till it wanted to start again.

- Wilson, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 202016


  • 56,000 miles
Unable to fill the tank without the pump clicking off every 2 - 3 seconds, despite having tried multiple gas stations and pumps. Mechanic advised there is a problem with the evap system and that the fuel tank will need to be replaced (possibly a faulty rollover valve on the tank). Aside from the fact that is takes forever to fill the tank, I have to guess at when my tank is full and risk overfilling since I can't rely on the usual "click" of the pump. Also, if it is a faulty rollover valve, I would consider this a pretty serious safety issue. I hope others experiencing a similar problem also file complaints here and with Chrysler/Jeep so a recall will be issued if needed.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #3

May 222016


  • 76,500 miles
The engine frequently stalls after refueling, causing a loss of power steering, acceleration or deceleration. This starts after the issue with re-fueling that led to fuel nozzle kicking off at normal re-fueling speed for 4 fill-ups, which doesn't recur any more.

- Murrysville, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 032016


  • 114,300 miles
Bought car in Nov with clean carfax - 5months later it seemed to have a fuel injection problem. On way to the dealer, car did not stall, but speed dropped to 30-35 mph on the highway (engine light came on) had to drive in breakdown lane with hazard lights flashing, and on exit ramp shoulder. Trying to pull out into the driving lane on ramp- speed dropped to 5-10mph. - no acceleration.. car was hit by another vehicle just behind the front left wheel - the car was totaled...cause still unknown. Note: Correction by consumer - the speed did not drop... the car would not go over 35 mph.... believes it was also a transmission issue.

- Ocean Park, ME, USA

problem #1

Apr 082016


  • 82,000 miles
On 4/7/2016 my Jeep Patriot completely stalled after filling it with gas. After waiting an hour, the car started up again. I read on the Jeep forums this is a common problem with Jeep's fuel tank, however Chrysler is unwilling to admit it and recall the part. This is a safety issue and not I'm scared to drive my car after getting gas for fear of losing power. I have a one year old son and fear for his life as well as mine.. please investigate and add me to the list of victims. Thanks.

- Houston, TX, USA