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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,407 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.

2016 Jeep Patriot electrical problems

electrical problem

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2016 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 222016


  • 5,000 miles


I was driving on a city street around 2:30 pm when I notice smoke coming out from under my hood. I pulled off to a safe spot and by this time II could see the fire coming out of the front of my Jeep. Three fire inspectors looked at it and are unable to determine the cause of the fire. However, a Jeep mechanic also looked at it and believes the fire started behind the battery. The Jeep is totaled. Still waiting on reports from the insurance company. Cynthia I just wanted to give you an update. We did hire some people who went out and also were not able to fully determine the fire. I am having a hard time getting in contact with Chrysler. I will keep trying and let you know what they tell me. Depending on what they tell me we might move forward with more investigation. I will keep you updated. From progressive claim #161737586 agent amy etta ph. 503-495-4507

- Clackamas, OR, USA

problem #5

Feb 082016


  • 13,600 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that the tire pressure monitor warning indicator continued to illuminate. Also, the horn became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer five times, but they were unable to diagnose the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 13,600.

- Meadow View, VA, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Jun 022016


  • 20,000 miles


I bought my 2016 Jeep Patriot new. It has 20,000 miles. The ABS and traction control light is on. Cruise control stopped working. Windshield wipers make popping noise when on. When at a stop the engine makes a rattling sound. When acceleration it makes a weird noise and takes forever to get it to the speed of 60mph. I can't get my car in for repair until June 14, 2016. Everything that went wrong happened at the same time except the windshield wipers. I smell a lemon in the bunch here!!!

- Sinton, TX, USA

problem #2

May 192016


  • 10 miles
Just got the Jeep but did not take home for three days after the sale.the wire harness was bad on the Jeep? so far no problems so far after we got it home! its the 75 anniversary edition real it. Have own 2 patritots before this one. And no problems with them.

- Mount Dora, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 202015


  • 800 miles
Driving down highway vehicle had sudden loss of all power. Headlamps flickered and everything shut off. Unable to put hazard lights on or use horn to warn oncoming traffic.

- Kingsville, MO, USA

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