10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,885 miles

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problem #68

Sep 082019

Patriot

  • 74,538 miles
TL- the contact's daughter owns a 2016 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated her daughter was while driving 40 mph, when the vehicle seized in the middle of the road. The contact stated no warning light were illuminated. The driver was able to drive the vehicle on the side of the road and waited 2-3 minuted before restarting the vehicle. The driver continued to experience the failure. The vehicle was towed to her residence. The vehicle was towed to local dealer aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram verbatim address provided was 16050 West dicky highway North miami beach, fl 33160, 305-493-5000, where it was diagnosed with module power train control and sensor crank shaft to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer has been informed of failure. The failure mileage was 74,538.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #67

Sep 122019

Patriot

  • 53,000 miles
┐ takata recall┐ while driving my 2016 Jeep Patriot in motion on a city street, my engine shut off and I got several lights on my dash. After putting in park the vehicle restarted, but I have a 4 year old son and I dont feel safe driving on the freeway and not knowing if my vehicle is going to stop suddenly in traffic.

- Glen Dale, WV, USA

problem #66

Sep 062019

Patriot

  • 29,000 miles
Jeep stalls when driving. It has happened 6X in the past 2 weeks. Twice the engine shut-off without warning. No warning lights on the dash board. It just shut off. It will start after say 5 or 8 minutes and its scary especially driving on 460E from Norfolk to richmond 3X a week for work. Will send it to the Jeep dealer shop on 9/10/19. I purchased it new. It has 29000 miles on it.

- North Dinwiddie, VA, USA

problem #65

Aug 282019

Patriot

  • 60,300 miles
Takata recall I was driving my 2016 Jeep Patriot when it stared making a noise and shutter then lost power and stalled in the middle of the road. The car steering locked up when trying to steer car to side of road. The traction light came on right before it stalled and lost power.

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #64

Aug 212019

Patriot

  • 41,000 miles
TL the contact owns a 2016 Jeep Patriot. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled, the steering wheel seized, and the check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred multiple times. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V907000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was taken to Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of warwick (185 NY-94, warwick, NY 10990, (845) 986-2021) where the contact was informed that the crankshaft or camshaft sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 41,000.

- Glenwood, NJ, USA

problem #63

Jun 112019

Patriot

  • 190,000 miles
My car shuts down while driving. The stability light goes on and the engine dies while on the road

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #62

Aug 052019

Patriot

  • 29,000 miles
Vehicle stalls while driving unexpectantly, while driving and leaves no recourse or corrections for the driver to be made. Power to all of the vehicle systems stayed on whilst all the controls of the vehicle were removed from the driver. Eventually restarted. But refuses to start after being stationary again. Was driving down a city street when my car just stalled out on a straightaway. Finally restarting and making it home, and now not starting again.

- Manchester, MO, USA

problem #61

Jul 182019

Patriot

  • 59,000 miles
Both while driving, and while sitting. Vehicle experienced many electrical problems due to slow tipm failure. Over the course of six months. Countless hours and lots of money on diagnostics. And fixing individual components for the problems that were happening. Car was hesitating, bucking, and sporadic idle. Also radio and bluetooth connectability started to glitch. Certain lights would not work. All of these problems were handled individually for the components that normally makes them happen. Only temporarily fixing the problem. The final problem was the cooling fans staying on even when the car was shut off. Checked all involved circuitry. Everything was fine including relays. Finally settled on the tipm being bad. Jeep then tried to gouge me on the price. Ultimately wanting to charge about $1,600 for the diagnosis and fix. Including $700 just for the part. I located a new oem parts through a third party for $250. And a simple plug-and-play install, corrected all problems with vehicle. Dealership then tried to say the part needed to be programmed. So they could charge $200 for a service that is completely unnecessary. If you get the right tipm for the exact model and options. A soft reset can be done by simply using the ignition key. It is very poor business practice by Chrysler corporation. And they are taking advantage of many unsuspecting customers. Often paying upwards of over $4,000 in one year for misdiagnosed and overpriced services.

- Cottonwood Heights, UT, USA

problem #60

Jul 162019

Patriot

  • 95,760 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Patriot. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle seized and the check engine and coolant temperature warning indicators illuminated. The contact attempted to depress the accelerator pedal, but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The contact managed to move the vehicle over to the shoulder of the road where it failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home. The contact and her husband replaced the thermostat. Larry H. miller Toyota Colorado springs (15 E motor way, Colorado springs, co, (719) 623-4850) was contacted to schedule diagnostic testing and was informed that the VIN was not included in a recall. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The failure mileage was approximately 95,760.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #59

Jul 152017

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
They randomly unbuckle! you think you're buckled and you move or adjust while driving then then bam unbuckled. You're going to die in a head on collision. Consumer stated defective seatbelt was replaced. While driving and sitting vehicle experience many electrical problems due to slow tipm failure, engine stalls etc.

- Saint Ann, MO, USA

problem #58

Jul 142019

Patriot

  • 54,000 miles
Front seatbelts will just unbuckle after you've buckled. The Jeep wont accelerate, it wont shift until 3 1/2 grand, between 0-40 mph it chugs & almost dies, once above 40 its usually fine. The dealer says things are fine. What is wrong and why wont these issues come up on diagnostics? the tire low sensor is always on - even after new tires & they reset it. No wonder the warranty length was lowered. Brakes became sqeaky around 6 months. One owner - me unfortunately.

- Saint Ann, MO, USA

problem #57

May 212019

Patriot

  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Patriot. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to yark auto group (6019 central ave, toledo, oh 43615, (419) 877-7712) to be diagnosed, but they were unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 33,000. The VIN was invalid.

- Perriesburg, OH, USA

problem #56

Jun 302019

Patriot

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled intermittently while in traffic. The contact stated that the owner's manual suggested to pull the vehicle over and restart it after 8 to 15 seconds. The contact stated that the check engine indicator remained illuminated; however, the manual indicated that the vehicle was safe to drive. If the check engine indicator flashed, the owner's manual suggested to stop driving the vehicle. Cloquet Ford Chrysler center (701 Washington ave, cloquet, mn 55720, (218) 879-4668) was contacted and advised the contact to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. The dealer stated that there was no recall on the vehicle. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 64,000.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #55

Jun 292019

Patriot

  • 126,000 miles
My 2016 Jeep Patriot was purchased on January 29, 2016. This vehicle has been nothing more then a death trap for me and a cash cow for the dealership. I have had major life or death problems almost with this vehicle. This vehicle began stalling out and shutting off while driving down busy interstate or other roadways in 2017. My vehicle is currently at the dealership due to stalling out and shutting off in the middle of a busy highway on June 29, 2019 after I left my job. I have filed a complaint with the consumer protection division and I expressed the dangers and the government hasn't stopped in to intervene as of today. I notified Chrysler manufacturer of the problem in 2017, when my vehicle only had 50,000 miles. Once again there wasn't anything done concerning this situation. I notified the NHTSA and this organization hasn't done anything but post my complaint online. This is my second complaint with NHTSA. There has been several recalls on this matter but Chrysler claimed that my vintage number wasn't part of the recall. Although my 2016 Jeep Patriot was doing the exact same thing as the other 2016 Jeep Patriot, that was stalling out and shutting off in the middle of the highway. This death trap of a vehicle should have been recalled when I first initially filed this complaint. Well I guess I'll just watch and see how many people have to lose their lives behind these garbage Jeep Patriots before they recall these death traps. I will definitely look into filing a lawsuit against Chrysler and name all of the agencies that was made aware of this deadly problem. And they done absolutely nothing concerning this matter. I contacted the manufacturer once again this morning. And I have been assigned another case manager and so I'll wait on this phone call after 8:00A.M. today. I can provide all documentations of the complaints filed.

- Grimesland, NC, USA

problem #54

Jun 172019

Patriot

  • 47,917 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Patriot. While idling at a red light, the vehicle stalled. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that the failure occurred at least twelve times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the camshaft switch failed and needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 47,917.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #53

Jun 132019

Patriot

  • 42,000 miles
This is an ongoing problem. The engine stalls randomly while driving. It is very unsafe. We have taken it to the dealer several times and they said they were unable to duplicate the problem.the first time we took it to the dealer. They said they couldn't find the problem because there weren't any computer codes. We took the car back home and the problem still occurred. We brought it back to the dealer and paid for them to do the work for the S89 recall even though our VIN isn't covered. I don't know why the recall just covers the wire harness and not the crankshaft sensor itself. We got the Jeep back. The problem still occurred. I took it back to the dealer and the third time they replaced the fuel pump and the throttle body assembly. We had to pay for the repairs because at approx.42,000 miles it was out of warranty which is only 36,000 miles. We got the Jeep back. Not fixed. The Jeep has stalled at traffic lights and stop signs and also upon turning. We have also stalled going 60 mph on the highway and barely had time to pull off the road. Most of the time, the engine will restart right away, but sometimes you have to wait several minutes. The Jeep is back at the dealer. We had called Chrysler and gotten a case manager. We got a call from him yesterday that the dealer service dept. Still had not found the problem. He was going to check with them again tomorrow. It is unsafe to drive in this condition and we don't know why the problem isn't being fixed.

- Golden Valley, AZ, USA

problem #52

May 302019

Patriot

  • 53,680 miles
Car cuts off (engine stall) after starting & driving! first it was hard to start, then it would cut off after starting or putting into drive, finally it cut off on me while driving in the middle of the street (had to be towed)! thank god, I wasn't on a main highway! before the complete shut down, auto zone ran a check on my vehicle for me, showing battery & alternator were fine, but found that the sensor (crankshaft or camshaft) was the problem, with car cutting off! NHTSA shows this to be a problem (vehicle stalling, ) with the 2016 Jeep Patriot, but my VIN is not listed. I spoke with my dealer, they acknowledged that was a known problem but not on my VIN#, & that I would need to pay for a diagnostic from them, to prove that is what wrong (can accept information from auto zone)! I am unable to use my vehicle, because of this problem, if this is a known problem with the Jeep Patriot by the dealer & NHTSA, why isn't my VIN# not on the list??

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #51

May 212019

Patriot

  • 54,000 miles
2016 Patriot with,54,000 miles. No major issues prior. 2 weeks ago however, I was left stopped in the middle of a highway entrance ramp, almost rear-ended by a semi and side swiping a construction sign to avoid being hit. When accelerating the etc symbol (lightening bolt) will display, traction control icon and check engine light will display. The Jeep completely stops accelerating (highway speed to 0 mph within seconds=deadly), it will shake before just dying. If I'm lucky I'll make it to the shoulder (if it happens to have one). Through google research, I came across a way to do a "reset" (turn car off, insert key and turn "on", press gas pedal slowly, release slowly, turn car off and then restart the engine). Doing this typically clears the icons and I'm able to travel again. This intermittently happens, so you never know when you're potentially about to be involved in an accident from stopping in the middle of the roadway. When driving on city/town roads, it has not completed stopped as stated above, but will "jump" when switching gears, then throw the etc symbol. If I let off the gas, the icon goes away and car runs normal. I took it to a mechanic 1 day ago and was told to get a new battery. The battery was changed 1 day ago and the issue occurred multiple times today. Through online searches it appears this is a terribly common issue that Jeep has yet to address! someone is going to end up losing their life because of this malfunction. There appears to be no way of knowing this is going to happen or any preventative measures that a typical person would know to take to avoid this deadly malfunction. As easy as it is to just take it to a mechanic, that is not financially possible for everyone and in this situation needs to be addressed by Jeep as it is recurring issue and is deadly. Nothing as a vehicle owner would avoid this from occurring.

- New Cumberland, PA, USA

problem #50

Nov 102016

Patriot

  • miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Patriot. While driving 65 mph, the rpms increased from 5,000 to 6,000 without warning. The vehicle was taken to laurel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (located at 1000 eisenhower blvd, johnstown, pa 15904) to be diagnosed, but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure continued. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was not available.

- West Decatur, PA, USA

problem #49

Jun 012019

Patriot

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Patriot. While driving approximately 55-60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after several attempts. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that there was crankshaft position sensor failure, circuit malfunction bank 1, invalid skim key, and an unknown code appeared for the ABS. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V907000 (engine and engine cooling). Manahawkin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (located at 500 New Jersey 72 West, manahawkin, NJ 08050) was contacted by phone at 866-834-5922 and informed of the failure. The failure recurred five times. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

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