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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 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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2011 Jeep Patriot brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 072015


  • 51,000 miles


At idle and while driving, the electronic throttle control (etc) light blinks intermittently and I lose power. After about 4 days of this happening, not only did the etc light come on, but the electronic stability control (ESC) light came on. Then the 4X4 light, airbag lights, and engine light came on. The Jeep ran really rough at idle. I took it to a certified Jeep dealer to be told that I need the throttle body replaced for $591. The mileage on my Jeep is approximately 51,000.

- Hazel Park, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 012013

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
While driving at 75 mph, the car stalled. It decelerated and the steering wheel locked up. It would not restart and the check engine light and electronic throttle control lights came on. It had to be towed to the dealership. The dealership said they could find nothing wrong with the vehicle and it started right up. A similar incident happened a year ago when I was traveling at 75 mph on a different highway and the dealer couldn't find a problem then either.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

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