2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,580 miles

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problem #14

Mar 022019

Patriot

  • 90,000 miles
I was driving on a highway when I lost power to the vehicle. Fortunately, traffic was not heavy and I was able to drift off to the side of the road. I had two passengers and we were able to push it off to the side so we were as far off the road as possible. Time was approximately 8pm on March 2, 2019. This is at least the 3rd incident we have had with this vehicle with this same problem. I believe there was a 4th but I will have to verify that with my wife who is out of town and I have not talked to her yet this morning. It is her car and I was using it. I believe the first incident occurred in the summer of 2015 when my son was driving it. While my son was waiting to be towed he tried starting the car after 20 minutes and it did start. He let the tow truck and dealership know that and proceeded on his way without incident. The dealership has looked at the incident when it happened again and they say their computer is not registering the problem so therefore it must not exist. Our mechanic has looked at it and he believes it is a throttle body sensor and for some reason the vehicle shuts down when it thinks it's too hot and upon sitting it cools down and thus starts. However, we sat for about an hour before the tow truck arrived on March 2, 2019 and I was unable to start the vehicle. I had it towed to the dealership and that is where it is now. I am not a mechanic so my explanation of what is causing the problem may not be totally accurate. What I do know is that had this happened when traffic was heavy I may not be alive today to be reporting this recurring problem.

- Harvey's Lake, PA, USA

problem #13

Jul 272018

Patriot

  • 60,000 miles
Interstate 44 St. Roberts Missouri speed limit 70 miles an hour amber transmission warning light indicates overheating karzan reduce the speed to 40 miles an hour on the interstate. Jeep is aware of this due to a defect and the design of the cvt transmission. Will not be repair tell recall ordered by government

- Rolla, MO, USA

problem #12

Mar 192018

Patriot

  • 93,000 miles
When idle, vehicle's engine light, traction control, and electronic throttle light come on to the dash. When putting the vehicle in drive or reverse, acceleration is very low. Vehicle has a difficult time accelerating. Max speed will be at about 30 mph. This has also happened while driving, as well. Battery was replaced and throttle body as well, via mechanic's code readings from the vehicle. Car continues to show week accelerating.

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #11

Mar 112018

Patriot

  • 88,500 miles
As I am driving down the road, the car shuts off. I am unable to accelerate and have no power steering. This has happened several times with speeds anywhere from 2 mph to 70 mph. Once happened while pulling out of the driveway, driving on the highway, and on secondary roads. At first I could just pull off the road, turn the car off and then on again. It would start right up. The last few times, I had to wait for a longer period of time sitting on the side of the road before it would start. One instance I was unable to pull off the road due to being on a hill and not driving very fast. The vehicle would not start right away. I was stuck in the middle of the road and a car almost hit me from behind. Very scary! I have the vehicle in the shop now with no luck so far as to the problem.

- Clarksburg, WV, USA

problem #10

Jan 102018

Patriot

  • 134,000 miles
Jeep stalls randomly, has happened while stopped, and while driving. This has happened on 4 different occasions. On another occasion vehicle lost power driving, as if it were going to stall, but after about a minute regained power

- Wales, ME, USA

problem #9

Jul 102016

Patriot

  • 75,000 miles
While on the freeway, speed 65-70 my car suddenly lost all acceleration and a winding noise accompanies the loss. Sometimes the temp gauge or electric throttle light will light up. This has happened a total of 4 times over the past 2 months. All 4 times I have been able to wait an hour, start the car drives normally. After each occasion I've taken the car to a Chrysler Jeep dealer. Either they say it's a misfire, or I need a tune up or an ignition coil. I've since had all these repairs and the issue continues. This is very unsafe. I've had my kids in the car every time, thankfully I avoided getting rear ended and now drive in the slow lane not over 65 mph just to be prepared for my Jeep to do this again. I'm scared to drive this car.

- St Clair Shores, MI, USA

problem #8

Feb 012016

Patriot

  • 59,862 miles
While I am driving if I or my passenger who is driving beside me in the front seat accidently hits the gear shifter while I am driving on the highway or any road and it has almost caused me to get rear ended several times because when accidently hit it gets knocked into 1rst,2nd and sometimes 3rd gear which causes the car to decrease immediately and because of this causes me to almost get into an accident this has happen several times the gear shifter is barely touched and it kicks into a downshift gear. This is a safety hazard and needs to be fixed so it doesn't move so easily. I was in Pennsylvania on a busy 2 lane road that big flat bed and trucks go down and I was traveling at a about 65 mph and I had my teenage daughter in the car with who was sleeping and moved her leg in her sleep causing her to hit my gear shifter without my knowledge and my car just slowed down and when I looked quickly to see what was going on it was the gear shifter was accidently hit knocking the car into a lower gear. I had this truck hot on my bumper he had to tap on his breaks a little causing him to smoke some with his tires and I was able to find a small opening so I could hurry and pull over. This has happen several times.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #7

Aug 202015

Patriot

  • 27,000 miles
Massive water leaks from the sunroof and dome light fired the radio and control dials also water in on the rear floors after rain

- Palmyra, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 172015

Patriot

  • 43,500 miles
I was driving my 2012 Jeep Patriot on the highway when simultaneously, the electronic throttle control light started blinking red, my car started to jerk forward, and lost power. This reoccurred several times on the way to get it looked at. Each time it happened, I had to shut the vehicle off, wait a few minutes, and then restart. I took it to a Jeep dealer and without even looking at it, the guy said it would be about $600 to fix (even though I still have power train warranty). This to me looks like this is a reoccurring problem that Jeep is aware of, but is not doing anything about. Luckily each time this happened, I was able to pull over and avoid an accident, others might not be so lucky. Until this problem is resolved, my Jeep is not safe to drive.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #5

Jun 242015

Patriot

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,730 miles
A notification came on saying gas cap, a week later check engine light came on. I went for the diagnostic it read trouble code P0456. Which is an evap system leak detected. There isn't a possible cause for this. Reported fixes are replaced evaporative system integrity monitor (esim) assembly or replace the fuel filler cap. I took the car to the dealer and they wouldn't do anything because I was over 36,000 miles ( I was under the three year mark). I've replaced the gas cap, but I still have the same problem, which is a noticeable decrease in gas mileage and acceleration. I have an extended warranty but it doesn't cover anything related to emissions....updated 09/28/15 updated 11/08/2017

- Schaumburg , IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 082015

Patriot

  • 22,000 miles
My Jeep has been to the dealer five times for a major sunroof water leak please help.my Jeep smells like mildew the radio and ac controls are not working correctly and there is only 28000 miles on my Jeep...........

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #3

Jun 112015

Patriot

  • 37,000 miles
Evap system leak

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 052015

Patriot

  • 25,500 miles
While turning into a parking spot the bolt in the ball joint broke causing damage to the axle, ball joint, and A-arm. After having the Jeep loaded on a flat bed and taken to a dealer for repair the mechanics told me I was lucky it happened in a parking lot rather than on the bypass I had just driven at which the speed limit is 70. If it had happened there it most likely would have been a very serious accident being the Jeep would have been uncontrollable. Has there been any talks of a recall for this problem ? I am hearing this is a problem that happens a lot with the factory installed parts but the after market parts seem to be ok so far. I am sure you are thinking it must be my driving and off roading but I only drive paved roads and have never had a ticket in the 34 years I have been driving.

- New Sharon, IA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012015

Patriot

  • 25 miles
As I was driving toward a freeway entrance, I was suddenly no longer able to accelerate over 25mph. My Jeep was still under warranty so I took it to the dealership and they told me an electrical censor needed to be replaced in order for it to run normally again.

- Washington, DC, USA