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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,060 miles

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2016 Jeep Patriot body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2016 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 142016


  • 4,000 miles


Takata recall. I was involved in a accident on March 14, 2016. I was stopped at a stop sign when a SUV was making a right turn to the street I was stopped waiting to make my right turn. The gentleman was speeding and took a hard right, he lost control of his vehicle and hit me full impact on the driver side. The entire driver side had to be replaced. The airbags did not inflate, the airbag lights did not turn on. At the impact that I was hit they should have gone off and no one knows or could explain why they didn't deploy. When my vehicle was repaired and I went to pick up, then the airbag lights were on and had to be reset and the seatbelt was not properly working (that had to be replaced)

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 212016


  • 5,030 miles
Went through car wash, water came pouring in through dome light, raining on radio. Took to the dealership who said the drain lines are too small and often need to be unclogged. They offer no explanation of the potential electrical hazard or the rotting effects of water left unseen in the roof linings. I googled the issue and found the history of this poor design goes back to 2008. The dealer told me they have not been recalled and can only unclog/blow out the drain tubes during my routine oil changes...this needs to be addressed as a potential electrical safety hazard. I am leasing the vehicle but may need to switch out. This is an acknowledged manufacturers defect that they are apparently ignoring to the consumers risk of electrical fire, and or rotting accessories causing potential severe devaluation in trade in / sale potential as well as actual cash value in insurance appraisals.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 102015


  • 150 miles
Roof leaking through rear cargo light, dealer failed to repair properly after 4 attempts.

- Shady Cove,, OR, USA

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