hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,025 miles

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2008 Jeep Patriot fuel system problems

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2008 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 112016


  • 44,600 miles


I purchased this vehicle new in September of 2007. It currently has ~45,000 miles on it. Within the last year it began to stall after filling up with fuel. It may run for a short time.....long enough to pull out from the pump and into traffic and then stall. It has always restarted, but on occasion stalls again, or may buck. Fortunately, this has not resulted in an accident so far. For safety reasons, I have begun to let it run for a bit after filling before pulling into traffic. I do not top off the tank once the sensor shuts the pump off. If I shut off the pump before full, it has not stalled. I took it in to the dealership to have it checked out. They claimed not to have encountered this problem before, but I had found online forums where other owners discussed experiencing this problem. According to the dealership, the only remedy was to replace the fuel tank...an expensive proposition. I believe this is due to a design flaw and presents a serious safety concern.

- Marietta, OH, USA

problem #7

Jun 172016


  • 94,000 miles
The vehicle was driven to a gas station and was filled up with gas. The fuel was not "topped off" and fueling was stopped when the fuel nozzle shut off. Upon leaving the gas station and driving less than 1/4 mile, the engine stalled and shut off while the vehicle was in drive and driving on the highway. The vehicle would not start for approximately 5 minutes. The vehicle was able to drive after this.

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #6

May 162016


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that after the vehicle was refueled, the vehicle experienced a loss of power while driving 35 mph. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the vehicle should not be completely refueled in order to avoid the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.

- Harrison, AR, USA

problem #5

Mar 012016


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Patriot. Each time the vehicle was filled with fuel, the vehicle would stall without warning while driving at any speed. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician replaced the spark plug and suspected a sensor failure in the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Sinking Spring, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012015


  • miles
After filling the gas tank in my 2008 Jeep Patriot, it will immediately start to "chug" or even have the engine stall completely. This will happen while sitting still or even while driving down the road. Very dangerous!!! my mechanic says this is a known issue with Chrysler/Jeep. He is right. The problems are documented all over the internet. Of course, the only fix is to have the entire gas tank replaced which needless to say, is very expensive. Jeep/Chrysler should take responsibility for this known defect.

- Terre Haute, IL, USA

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problem #3

Nov 302015


  • 122,000 miles
Gas pump shuts off when filling up, it started last month on & off. Last 3 days have not been able to put more than 1 gallon regardless of gas pump or gas station. Checked internet and many are reporting the same problem and have been told the gas tank has to be replaced at owners expense. I had similar problems with 2005 Chrysler 300, it started the same way where I could not put gas, then it started to shutoff while driving or right after filling up, a couple times I almost got into an accident when turning at intersection and engine shutoff after leaving the gas station. The dealer replaced the gas tank for free as similar issues were reported for 2006 chryler 300S, but not 2005 model. 2) also, often after filling up, the engine light will go on usually within hours of filling up while driving and stays on. Sometimes it does not go off for days even when driving on expressway for an hr.the engine light when it goes off may stay off for 2-3 weeks. I check the gas cap and it is on tight. Previously my mechanic said the engine light was due to a code 420? pointing to the catalytic converter. I am not convinced is the catalytic converter because when the light goes off, it stays off for weeks, and I do allot of driving. On streets and expressway for 30 miles or more daily. I am taking car to dealer for check up next week.

- Elk Grove Village, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 222014

Patriot 4WD 4-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that the vehicle was difficult to refuel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the check valve was fractured and the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,000. Updated 2/24/15 updated 05/11/16

- Colrain, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 082014


  • 60,600 miles
The car was in drive, however the gas pedal was not accelerating the car. It jerked several times and felt like it was going to stall then the electronic throttle light came on for a short time then went out- I took it to my mechanic he confirmed the car needed the throttle body however there are none on long island there are more then 450 on backorder coming from overseas!!!! it has happened intermittently for the past week and I cannot get it fixed. I am afraid the it is dangerous. Apparently if I am not able to find this part on long island this may be an issue that Jeep Chrysler should be addressing. There are only 60K miles on this car.

- Dix Hills, NY, USA

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