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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,335 miles

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2008 Jeep Patriot fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 082015

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Patriot. While driving at a low speed, immediately after refueling, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. In addition, the cruise control lever was activated but failed to function and the doors failed to lock and unlock electronically. The failures recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the instrument cluster needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was repaired; however, the vehicle was not diagnosed for the stalling failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 92,000. Updated 03/04/16 updated 03/30/16.

- Palmerton, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 202013

Patriot 4WD 4-cyl

  • 180,241 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Patriot. While driving 65 mph after filling the vehicle with fuel, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after the failure. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank unit failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 180,241. Update 01/13/16 MA the consumer stated the problem does not occur, if he doesn't fill the tank up completely. Updated 01/25/16. Updated 05/24/16 updated 05/24/16.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 172015


  • miles
17/October 2015 3:00 pm there was a fire in the fuel line over the motor. Over the 4 injector sensors the line cut and splash gasoline. In this moment, the motor was off and the key was not in the ignition. In this moment just an extinguisher was used the damage was a line cut over the motor 2.4. the vehicle was stationary over 10 minute in the yard of club lions of guayanilla town of puerto rico country 00656 area code.

- Guayanilla, PR, USA

problem #1

Nov 112014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 77,100 miles
A week after purchasing the 2008 Jeep Patriot from a used car dealership the Jeep stalled after filling up the tank. I called the dealer and he said to put dry gas in the tank. I did and the Jeep would jerk a few times after refueling. On 1/14/15 the Jeep stalled in the middle of a busy street minutes after my 17 year old filled the tank. Thank god she did not get into an accident. This is extremely dangerous since the Jeep stalled without warning. I took the Jeep to my mechanic but he couldn't identify the issue. I know there are Jeep owners who are experiencing the same problem and the manufacturer is doing nothing about it. Please investigate before someone gets into a fatal accident.

- Northport, NY, USA

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