really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
255,000 miles

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2011 Jeep Patriot miscellaneous problems

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2011 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 202016


  • 50,000 miles


Vehicle stalled while driving & engine turned completely off. The vehicle was placed in park, the ignition had to be restarted & put back into drive. After that happened, the air conditioning was on & projecting a smokey smell into the car. Another incident that happened multiple times was the car was shaking & brakes were hard to push on while steering was hard as I was turning onto a street from the freeway exit. While in motion, the car will ding as it is turning or going straight or pulling to a stop. As the car was turning right, the steering locked & I couldn't accelerate. I rolled to a stop at the side of the rode & the brakes were hard to push on. These issues have occurred on multiple occasions. The Jeep dealership can't find the issue with the car. This car has approximately 50,000 miles. That's about 10,000 miles per year.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 062016


  • 108,000 miles
My Patriot with 108K miles stalled at 75 mph on the highway 3X last night on a 3 hour drive. It also stalled 4X times today on my 10 min way to drop it off at the dealership. Once while idling and 3X while driving at different speeds. Once while I was turning. I've read online that this has been happening quite a bit to 2011 Jeep Patriots and even caused a car to be totalled. Please investigate this.

- Star City, AR, USA

problem #2

Sep 142015


  • 825,000 miles
While accelerating to merge onto the interstate, at around 55-60 mph, the engine stalled with no power to accelerate further or exit oncoming traffic. I coasted to the emergency lane off the side on the interstate. After stopping, the vehicle was placed in park and turned off. The first attempt to restart resulted in still no acceleration although engine started. The second attempt to restart was successful and I was able to drive at full speed to the next exit. Very frightening. I've never had a vehicle stall on the interstate before.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 152015


  • 37,000 miles
Anti-lock braking system light turned on, then the anti-skid light turned on, then vehicle engaged in four wheel drive on its one. Rear passenger side wheel locked up and vehicle swerved to the right off the road.

- Acme, PA, USA

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