really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
125,500 miles

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2011 Jeep Patriot fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2011 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 042014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 128,000 miles


While traveling approximately 3 hrs at highway speed, with the cruise control on and in 108 degree weather, the motor shut down. If felt as if the vehicle ran out of fuel. No lights, no warnings, and over 1/4 tank of fuel. After stopping on the shoulder the motor would turn over, but not start, made me think that the fuel pump was bad. 5 minutes later it started, but when the throttle was pressed it died again. Another 15 minutes of sitting the vehicle started, but felt "sluggish". I started moving slowly down the shoulder, and the vehicle began to respond normally, and finished the last hour of the drive without incident.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #1

Dec 072013

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 123,000 miles
I was driving in wausau, my Jeep stopped, I accelerated-nothing. I had cars behind me honking and the one directly behind me was coming up fast, I steered to the right and managed to make it into a snowbank. I turned my car off, restarted it. Sat for about 10 mins with hazards on and was able to drive back home to eau claire. In February I replaced my transmission. My transmission never went out. My vehicle would just get stuck in reverse, I'd have to put in drive, back to reverse, then to drive again to go. In addition I had two more episodes, one with my twelve year old in the vehicle with me where it just stopped accelerating. So I have a new transmission in. I have also filed a separate complaint regarding tread wear on now tires, but it's a few weeks later and something still isn't right. I'm not getting stuck in reverse anymore, it's only been a month, but I haven't had the Jeep stop, but it feel like the (excuse my lack of mechanical [xxx]) fuel isn't getting to wear it needs to go fast enough because sometimes it doesn't accelerate (it's been over 30 degrees all week, it's not due to not having the car warm up). Then when it does choose to accelerate it "jumps" to it. Overall it's just noisy. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

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