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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,325 miles

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2013 Jeep Patriot brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 262014


  • 9,800 miles


Shortly after buying the 2013 Patriot, I noticed that it had a skip and was not shifting correctly. It would usually happen most of the time at take off from a still position and while going uphill, or at low speed (0 to 45mph) after taking it 3 times to the dealership because they couldn't figure it out, they finally sent it out of town to be checked, and low and behold they had to replace the whole transmission... with less than 10,000 mi!!!! and no its still no its working correctly, it still skips on occasion and usually at take off from a still position. Do not buy a Jeep! I never will again, and am worried for the future since I don't have the money to buy a different car. Also my brakes squeak, and have since the day I bought it, I believe they are defective as well. But the most concerning is the transmissions defiantly are defective and all Patriot owners I have spoke to have had the same problems, yet no recall! I guess someone will have to get hurt or worse first!

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #3

Jun 022014


  • 4,500 miles
Just after purchasing my Jeep brand new with only 17 miles on it, around approximately 4500 miles, the brakes started making noises when depressing the brake pedal. I returned to the dealership and informed the technician about the problem, and he stated it was happening to all the vehicles that year with the specific brakes, and was a manufacture defect. Then he stated there were no recalls, but all the Jeep brakes they were selling were having the same issue. I spoke to another couple that contacted Jeep directly, and they had replaced the brakes, but the design wasn't different and their brakes also were making noises on their brand new Jeep. Currently, the breaks squeak, and have since just after owning the car. Its distracting to the driver due to the noise, and I have almost gotten into an accident due to the noise. My car has been checked almost every time I go in to the dealership, and they just keep repeating the same thing. Being a brand new car, this shouldn't be happening. To this day this still is an issue, and I am at a loss as to what can be done. Thru research, every Jeep owner I have spoken with that has a 2013, or 2014, this is an issue. Hopefully something can be done to get my Jeep fixed properly.

- Tucson , AZ, USA

problem #2

Jan 152014


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Jeep Patriot latitude. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle responded to braking attempts with hesitation. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V104000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 182013


  • miles
Driving about 35mph. Went over a bump in the road and car accelerated a bit without touching gas pedal band brakes went out for a second. On subsequent occasions, in cold weather brakes get stuck and barely work for first couple of uses. I've seen at least one other similar complaint. I don't feel safe and feel that this vehicle endangers other drivers on the road.

- Boulder, CO, USA

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