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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,444 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.

2013 Jeep Patriot seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 252016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2013 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #4

Nov 022016


  • 20,000 miles
Transmission overheats. Wipers turn on automatic. Patriot wont start sometimes. Patriot shuts off randomly. Cluster info lights come on randomly.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #3

Feb 182016


  • miles
The contact owned a 2013 Jeep Patriot. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact was involved in a crash on the front driver side. The driver side air bag deployed upward, rather than outward. The passenger side air bag did not deploy. A police report was filed. Minor injuries were sustained and medical attention was provided. The vehicle was towed to an independent dealer and deemed destroyed. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- 2940 W 8 St, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 152016


  • 21,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Jeep Patriot. While driving approximately 30 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front driver side of the contact's vehicle with force. The air bags did not deploy. The contact was restrained tightly in the driver's seat from the seat belt. The driver sustained headaches, neck pains, back pains, pain to the right hand on mainly the two middle fingers, and knee pains. The other vehicle left the scene of the crash. A police report was filed. The contact received medical attention. The vehicle was towed. The insurance company stated that the vehicle was repairable. The insurance company had the vehicle for longer than a week and was unable to diagnose what caused the air bags not to deploy. The contact notified the manufacturer and they sent a response letter indicating that the speed upon impact was a factor in why the air bags did not deploy, and indicated that there was no failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 21,000.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 202013

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 1,220 miles
As my wife was pulling into our driveway and braking to park the car, the engine sped up and all 4 wheels were spinning extremely fast causing her to thrust forward. She was not in 4 wheel drive mode at the time. She stepped on the brakes harder to see if she could stop the vehicle but the vehicle continued to increase speed and lunged out of control.the only way she thought she could stop the wheels from spinning was to put the vehicle into park. Even though she put the vehicle in park, the wheels continued to spin and the only reason the vehicle stopped moving forward was because she hit a tree. The wheels continued to spin after she hit the tree and the car was still in park and the only way to stop them from spinning was when she shut down the ignition. There was extensive front end damage and the airbags never deployed. The console lights were flickering on and off as this was happening. My wife had concerns with this before as she went to slow down or stop the vehicle at other times she felt the engine speed surge. This has happened on numerous occasions.

- Manalapan, NJ, USA

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