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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 miles

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2009 Jeep Patriot fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 022012

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles

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

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 #2

Aug 202012

Patriot

  • 71,000 miles
When filling the car with gas at the pump, it fails to shut off when full and pours from the tank nozzle neck and splashed down the side of the car as well as the individual filling the tank with gas. The only reason that the gas ceases to flow out of the tank is due the safety feature of the pump nozzle when it shuts down. After researching this problem online, I have learned that it is a common occurrence with this model Jeep. The is not an occasional occurrence, but one which happens every time the car is filled regardless of how the pump nozzle is place in the filler neck.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #1

Aug 202012

Patriot

  • 71,000 miles
When filling the car with gas at the pump, it fails to shut off when full and pours from the tank nozzle neck and splashed down the side of the car as well as the individual filling the tank with gas. The only reason that the gas ceases to flow out of the tank is due the safety feature of the pump nozzle when it shuts down. After researching this problem online, I have learned that it is a common occurrence with this model Jeep. The is not an occasional occurrence, but one which happens every time the car is filled regardless of how the pump nozzle is place in the filler neck.

- Charleston, SC, USA

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