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3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,667 miles

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2013 Jeep Patriot miscellaneous problems

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2013 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 112016

Patriot

  • 53,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

From the time I bought my Patriot, it would experience instances of slow acceleration. I took it in a couple times and they found nothing. On June 11, 2016, I had been driving around 65 mph on I-285 and experienced some hesitation. I exited 285 to I-20 and then on to surface roads. I stopped at the kroger. As I parked the stability control, throttle sensor and check engine light came on. I turned to drive to the dealership and it wouldn't accelerate. They put the pod on it and it showed bad sensor. The guy said it was possibly the throttle body. I was able to drive home but it was still doing the same thing. I brought it back on June 13 and left it with them. On June 14, they said the diagnostic showed high air flow/vacuum leak and the throttle body needed replacing. I researched online and found three other instances of the same symptoms with the same repairs. This has got to be a known issue and why hasn't Chrysler done something?

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 212015

Patriot

  • 32,000 miles
Two moths ago I was driving om the freeway going out of town I been driving for one hour and half went the Jeep stated making some noises then the speed stated dropping down the temperature light went on I got scared and try to get out the freeway and the Jeep shoot down. I got scared took get to the dealer they said nothing wrong that unsafe.I had my kids whit me plus a had taken for the clock getting delayed five times a ready they haven't been able to fix it.P.S I could have a accident if this keep happening is unsafe

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 082015

Patriot

  • 58,000 miles
Approximately two weeks ago my vehicle began making a high pitched whining noise but had no other symptoms. Then, 5 days ago I felt the vehicle shutter only once. Since I did not feel it again over a period of days, I chalked it up to being sensitive and thought it could have been in between gears or something. This past Saturday I took a 2 1/2 hour trip to North Carolina from Virginia. On the way there we stopped quite a bit and had no issues. On Saturday afternoon I started back toward Virginia and felt the same shutter I felt days before and the whining persisted. Since a friend of mine was following me back to Virginia I decided to drive it home. An hour and a half into the drive the transmission temperature gage light came on and the vehicle suddenly slowed down on a busy highway. Luckily I made it to the side of the road before the vehicle completely shut off. I had the vehicle towed to a local dealership and so far I have been told that this is normal. I'm extremely frustrated if that is the case because that is a big safety risk and I have two small children. The last thing I need is to be stranded on the side of the road in the blazing heat (like I would have been on Saturday if it weren't for my friend) with a 2 and 4 year old. After much research, I have found that I am not the only one with this issue and many people have already requested a recall to fix the issue. It also frustrates me that, at the very minimum, I will have a bill for a $90 diagnostic fee from the dealership for something that could have already been fixed by Jeep.

- Radford, VA, USA

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