definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,300 miles

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2012 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 232014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 48,600 miles


Was traveling down a city street. After approximately 100 feet past an intersection, the warning chime and check engine came on approximately a few seconds before the vehicle completely stalled. I lost brakes and power steering. Attempting to switch transmission to park and neutral while vehicle was coasting but could not. I have a bad back so I did not utilize the parking/emergency brake. Once vehicle came to a stop I was able to force the transmission to park after a few attempts. Tried restarting vehicle and it would just continuously crank, but would not turn over. Had public assistance to help get it in neutral and push the vehicle off the busy roadway. Called dealership and was advised to have it towed in. Called for tow, was taken to dealer for repair. Dealer replaced crank sensor and updated PCM.

- Southgate, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 162012


  • 14,000 miles
I am writing in regard to the investigation PE12-032. I own a 2012 Jeep Patriot. The vehicle has stalled repeatedly (4 times - 2 times in July 2012, 1 time in November, and 1 time in December) when cruising at a steady highway speed (65 to 75 mph) on a slight down gradient on the interstate. Each time the vehicle had been on the road for two hours or more prior to becoming disabled and required a tow from the highway. Each time the vehicle had between 1/8th and 3/8ths of a tank of fuel. When the Patriot was unloaded from the flat bed tow truck, it started immediately on each occasion and the Chrysler repair shops could not find a code that indicated the vehicle experienced any problem. The dealers said because there were no diagnostic codes, they would not fix anything. Please help me resolve the issue. I will give you any help I can. Chrysler's case number is [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Middleboro, MA, USA

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