really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,760 miles

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2009 Jeep Patriot fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 152016


  • 150,000 miles


Filling up with gas causes engine to stall. Auto garage says it's the check ball for the fuel tank allowing for overfilling of tank and than fuel getting into the vacuum system which then cause the Jeep to stall within 5 mins. The last time it was in the middle of in intersection with the kids in the car and almost getting hit by a driver not playing attention while my husband pushed the Jeep out of the way till it wanted to start again.

- Wilson, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 202016


  • 56,000 miles
Unable to fill the tank without the pump clicking off every 2 - 3 seconds, despite having tried multiple gas stations and pumps. Mechanic advised there is a problem with the evap system and that the fuel tank will need to be replaced (possibly a faulty rollover valve on the tank). Aside from the fact that is takes forever to fill the tank, I have to guess at when my tank is full and risk overfilling since I can't rely on the usual "click" of the pump. Also, if it is a faulty rollover valve, I would consider this a pretty serious safety issue. I hope others experiencing a similar problem also file complaints here and with Chrysler/Jeep so a recall will be issued if needed.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #3

May 222016


  • 76,500 miles
The engine frequently stalls after refueling, causing a loss of power steering, acceleration or deceleration. This starts after the issue with re-fueling that led to fuel nozzle kicking off at normal re-fueling speed for 4 fill-ups, which doesn't recur any more.

- Murrysville, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 032016


  • 114,300 miles
Bought car in Nov with clean carfax - 5months later it seemed to have a fuel injection problem. On way to the dealer, car did not stall, but speed dropped to 30-35 mph on the highway (engine light came on) had to drive in breakdown lane with hazard lights flashing, and on exit ramp shoulder. Trying to pull out into the driving lane on ramp- speed dropped to 5-10mph. - no acceleration.. car was hit by another vehicle just behind the front left wheel - the car was totaled...cause still unknown. Note: Correction by consumer - the speed did not drop... the car would not go over 35 mph.... believes it was also a transmission issue.

- Ocean Park, ME, USA

problem #1

Apr 082016


  • 82,000 miles
On 4/7/2016 my Jeep Patriot completely stalled after filling it with gas. After waiting an hour, the car started up again. I read on the Jeep forums this is a common problem with Jeep's fuel tank, however Chrysler is unwilling to admit it and recall the part. This is a safety issue and not I'm scared to drive my car after getting gas for fear of losing power. I have a one year old son and fear for his life as well as mine.. please investigate and add me to the list of victims. Thanks.

- Houston, TX, USA

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