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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,661 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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2012 Jeep Patriot electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Jul 222012


  • 3,150 miles


This is the first of 2 incidents I have had with this car. I was coming back into California from Arizona on the 40 West with cruise control on at 75 mph. Without indication, the throttle revved to 4500 RPM and the car lost speed. The engine was unresponsive to the gas pedal. I cancelled cruise control, and from the left lane was able to get over to the right shoulder. When we came to a stop, the engine died. The fuel gauge read just over 1/4 of a tank. The car would not start again. We called roadside assistance and they called a tow truck. The dealership was closed and we had to stay the night in a hotel. The next morning the car was taken to the dealership. The tech found no issues and was able to start the car with no incident. The diagnostic revealed no codes or errors. We were able to drive home the rest of the way. My Jeep is a 4X4 with the trail rated package.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 152012


  • 1,783 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that while reversing from a residential driveway, the vehicle stalled. All of the warning lights started to illuminate on the instrument panel. The vehicle would not restart. The dealer was notified of the failure and sent a technician to inspect the vehicle. The technician informed the contact that the battery failed and jump started the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The failure mileage was 1,783.

- Bethpage, NY, USA

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