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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,675 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Jeep Patriot steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 102016

Patriot

  • 95,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After filling the fuel tank all the way the car will stutter and stall when you first pull away from the station. I was told this is because the vapors canister malfunctions. This isn't bad, except in this state the steering locks. It doesn't just get and to steer like old days without power steering, the steering wheel actually locks as if you are in park.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 292016

Patriot

  • 107,000 miles
When the tank is filled, the engine stalls soon after leaving the gas station. The vehicle buck and stalls, and quits completely. Very dangerous when it is in traffic or during a turn as steering and brakes non-functional. Have replaced charcoal canister but now mechanic informs me the whole gas tank assembly needs replacement. Work-around for now is to not fill the tank up all the way.

- Sutter Creek, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 042016

Patriot

  • 59,700 miles
After filling the gas tank the engine will stall. It happens with engine idleing or after enterring traffic. Very very very very.......dangerous, Jeep needs to fix this issue. Tons of Jeep owners are having this problem. Jeep don't wait until your product has kill a bunch of people including me and my family.

- Bardstown, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 182015

Patriot

  • 97,000 miles
After refueling vehicle to full tank capacity, the vehicle stalls and steering wheel locks in an intersection within a few blocks from the gas station. For 2 years, this vehicle has been stalling after every gas refueling. It has now started to lock the steering wheel concurrent with the stalling. My wife, who was driving the vehicle at the time of the 8/18/15 incident felt she was in danger as cars tried to avoid the vehicle as well as almost hitting another vehicle because of the locked steering wheel.

- Culver City, CA, USA

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