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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,786 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.

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2013 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 192016


  • 76,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Jeep Patriot. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled and the electronic stability control warning indicator illuminated. The contact shifted to neutral and continued driving. The past week, the same failure occurred daily. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the electronic stability control failed and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.

- Canoga Park, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 142016


  • 43,000 miles
The electronic throttle control (etc) light comes on intermittently, the Jeep's RPM's drop and acceleration is diminished. I nearly got hit 2X now by oncoming traffic. Left hand turn across lanes, merging into traffic on major route. Both after car had been stopped waiting for break in traffic.

- Beverly, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 192016


  • 42,200 miles
Driving home on interstate, instrument panel lights came on etc, 4WD, skid, check engine. Car slower would barely accelerate uphill, picked up speed going down hill. I called my mechanic took car straight there. I had to drive on major roadways, at rush hour, with my flashers on. I had to have the throttle body replaced.

- Gibsonia, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 272015


  • 29,580 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Jeep Patriot. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled, jerked, and the exterior rear and front lights did not illuminate. The electronic throttle, check engine, and, electronic stability control warning indicators illuminated. In addition the vehicle made an abnormal noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the vehicle could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,580.

- Blauvelt, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 272014

Patriot 4WD 4-cyl

  • 38,150 miles
While traveling at 75 mph on cruise control on I-27 just South of amarillo tx, the engine of the 2013 Jeep Patriot shut off. I was able to make to the shoulder of the road without further incident and was able to avoid other cars on the highway. The car would not restart. Had to request that the car be towed to amarillo tx. Waited 3 hours for a tow truck at which time the car started. However, unsure if the incident would occur again, I had the car towed to amarillo. There a technician said that he discovered codes of P0120 and P2135. He said it appeared as if everything reset and that there was not an issue with the car. However, due to the nature of the incident, it could happen again at any time.

- Broomfield, CO, USA

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