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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,244 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Jeep Patriot seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 152016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Patriot. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V668000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 142016


  • miles
This car has a recall in place for safety issues involving "loss of airbag and seatbelt pretensioner" and/or "occupant restraint controller." Yet no parts are available for the repair. Mopar and Fiat Chrysler are allowing customers and drivers to remain in danger with this delay.

- Grand Ledge, MI, USA

problem #5

Mar 082015


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 35 mph, another vehicle pulled out in front of the contact's vehicle on the passenger side. The contact applied force to the brake pedal and the impact caused the contact to crash onto the side of the road. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained injuries to the neck, back, and shoulders which required medical attention. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V233000 (air bags, electrical system, seat belts). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #4

Nov 242014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 42,157 miles


Car is less than 3 years old. 42K miles. Purchased from dealer new in 7-24-2012. Occupant restraint controller module failure. We are being charged for replacement part and labor. Cost in excess of $400 plus diagnosis. I see that this is a rampant problem in other Jeep vehicles of similar vintage. The recall recently issued should be extended to this model as well. Part # oc 08035034 part cost $203.13.

- Elmhurst, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 192014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 21,548 miles
My 2012 Jeep Patriot was struck on the driver side by a van. The state patrol officer estimated the speed on impact was around 25 mph from the vehicle that hit mine but may have been underestimated because the crush damage and distance the Jeep was pushed seems to indicate a higher impact/speed. I was struck my driver side front panel and driver door. Both driver and passenger front airbags deployed, but I had no passenger traveling with me. After everything settled from being knocked unconscious I realized that the side curtain and side impact airbags never deployed. It looks like it may have tried but failed as part of the airbag was exposed. I was transported to a hospital. They found multiple internal injuries and still looking into rotator cuff area and trauma to it. Other injuries included bleeding/kidneys by blood in urine, partial collapsed lung with major bruised ribs, concussion. The vehicle was declared a total loss...updated 09-09-14 updated 12/16/2014

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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problem #2

Jul 042014

Patriot 4WD 4-cyl

  • miles
2012 Jeep Patriot. Consumer writes in regards to airbags malfunction. The consumer was involved in a head-on collision, and the air bags did not deploy.

- Owings, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 012013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated there were two recalls associated with NHTSA campaign id numbers 13V120000 (fuel system, gasoline) and 13V233000 (air bags, electrical system, seat belts) but was informed that the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified and they could not provide an expected date for the remedy parts. The contact had not experienced failure.

- Lakewood , NJ, USA

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