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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,347 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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2009 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #13

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 #12

Sep 012016


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was determined that the cross member prematurely failed and the engine mounts fractured. The parts needed to be replaced. The VIN was not included in the manufacturer's service campaign to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Vesper, WI, USA

problem #11

Aug 282016


  • 91,555 miles
Intake manifold runner control stuck open. Check engine light on. Vehicle has 92000 miles only. Mechanic told me it is a common issue with these vehicle. Vehicle still runs but St udders during acceleration

- Oak Creek, WI, USA

problem #10

Aug 272016


  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, there was an abnormal sound coming from underneath the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine cradle had corroded and the failure was caused by evaporating fluid leaking onto the cradle. The technician then stated that the cradle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was then taken to a dealer where the diagnoses and failure was confirmed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Waterloo, WI, USA

problem #9

Jul 062016


  • 45,000 miles
Daughter's 2009 Jeep Patriot 4X4 50,000 miles shuts off after filling up with fuel. Within a few minutes of fill up Jeep shuts off and steering wheel locks up while driving. After letting car sit in the off position it will turn back on and may or may not repeat the same cycle depending on how long it is run before trying to proceed. Only occurs when filling tank completely; no issues when not filling the tank maximum capacity.

- Beaufort, SC, USA

problem #8

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 #7

Oct 202015


  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled, and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. After several attempts, the vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the power control module needed to be replaced. The VIN was unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Lisle, IL, USA

problem #6

May 122014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,925 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep pqtriot. While driving at 65 mph, the transmission control, traction control, esp control, 4X4, wheel speed sensor, ABS, and the brake light remained illuminated. The vehicle started to decelerate. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the rear wheel speed sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 139,925. MA 10/5

- Greenfield , OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 032015


  • 49,100 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to accelerate over 30 mph. In addition, the engine and electrical warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 49,100.

- Gilbert, SC, USA

problem #4

Aug 012013


  • 30,000 miles
While pulling out and driving down a parking ramp the engine code lamp illuminated. The vehicle continue to run and I proceeded home. While entering the freeway from an onramp I noted the vehicle would not accelerate normally. The engine RPM would max at 5000 RPM and the vehicle would not gain speed. Later code retrieval noted a obd II code of P0017. By the time I made the appointment for inspection the code reset and turned off. This same code as recurred and reset up to 6 times. The dealership would not troubleshoot the incident with the code not being present.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 032014


  • 166,000 miles


Vehicle stalls out while driving down the road without any has happened four times now. Sometimes it will restart but usually not and needed to be towed. After swiping it and checking codes it resets and functions normal again and the problem can not be found...but it keeps happening and I keep getting charged for a technicians time that keeps on finding nothing.

- Thunder Bay, MN, USA

problem #2

Jan 022012

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Vehicle will stall with no/little warning. Stalls generally occur during wet and/or humid weather conditions, however does also occur during dry conditions. Stalls usually occur during idling while the vehicle is in gear (stopped at intersections or in traffic), but can also occur during initial acceleration from a stop. This issue has been occurring since early 2012 and is increasing in frequency. Chrysler has a related recall (08V528000, "power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, PCM)"), which seems to exactly describe this failure, however Chrysler claims that this specific vehicle is not included in the recall.

- Aberdeen, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 092012

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 91,430 miles
Our 2009 Jeep Patriot has stalled out over 35 times since October of 2011 after moving from California to Florida. The issue of the Jeep Patriot stalling out always occurs at an intersection while waiting for the light turn green. The stalling out issue is more likely to occur on most, humid days. However, it has occurred on dry, humid days and on a rare occurrence, at night. The vehicle manufacture, Chrysler Jeep and the dealership have no answer for the problem since it has been reported, but they mechanics don't know how to "fix" or "repair" the problem of the Jeep Patriot stalling. It has to do with the Chrysler Jeep corporate offices not sending out a repair alert to dealerships and also because the problem of stalling cannot register on their computer diagnostic tests. The safety of the 2009 Jeep Patriot is a concern with my family since stalling out can result in an accident or a low provability of being a fatal rear end accident.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

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