definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2011 Jeep Patriot brakes problems

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2011 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 202016


  • 38,000 miles


While driving the vehicle both the electronic stability control and electron throttle control lights come on and I lose acceleration. Have to turn the vehicle off, wait a minute or 2 and restart. Sometimes this will happen 2-6 times during a trip (depending how far I am driving) other times it doesn't happen at all. I can drive car for 2-3 weeks with no problems then all of a sudden these two warning lights come on again. I am afraid to drive on the highway for fear this will happen. This has only occurred while driving on city streets. Sometimes the lights will come on when I start the car. The car will start idling very fast

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 072015


  • 51,000 miles
At idle and while driving, the electronic throttle control (etc) light blinks intermittently and I lose power. After about 4 days of this happening, not only did the etc light come on, but the electronic stability control (ESC) light came on. Then the 4X4 light, airbag lights, and engine light came on. The Jeep ran really rough at idle. I took it to a certified Jeep dealer to be told that I need the throttle body replaced for $591. The mileage on my Jeep is approximately 51,000.

- Hazel Park, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 012013

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
While driving at 75 mph, the car stalled. It decelerated and the steering wheel locked up. It would not restart and the check engine light and electronic throttle control lights came on. It had to be towed to the dealership. The dealership said they could find nothing wrong with the vehicle and it started right up. A similar incident happened a year ago when I was traveling at 75 mph on a different highway and the dealer couldn't find a problem then either.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

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