fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,920 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 Jeep Patriot engine problems

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2012 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 062014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 19,395 miles


The engine stalled while driving on interstate I-25 without warning, vehicle would not re-start, had to pull off of interstate and wait for a tow truck.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #3

Jan 192013


  • 14,000 miles
I was driving down the highway at 70 mph. Then the Jeep just stalled out and I had to pull over to the shoulder. The Jeep was then towed to the dealership where it sat over the weekend because the service department was closed. On Monday the Jeep started for the mechanic and they found no codes when hooked up to a scanner. I picked the car up the next day and a month later the same thing happened again. They say there is nothing they can do because there is no codes when they scan it and there is nothing else that appeared to be wrong at the time of service.

- Hudsonville, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 202012

Patriot 4WD 4-cyl

  • 1,884 miles
We were driving the 2012 Jeep Patriot from Michigan to New Mexico, had just crossed nm state line. We were traveling at 80 mph on a 95 degree day when the engine suddenly quit causing the vehicle to stop almost immediately in the middle of the expressway. We were able to get into the expressway median (barely!) and attempted to restart the vehicle--nothing! we had no warning lights or indications of any problems with the vehicle; it had just over 1800 miles on it. Vehicle was towed to a nm dealer who told us he had another Patriot in the prior week with the exact same problem. Dealer did not know the "fix" for our engine failure --even suggested we just drive the car (in the desserts of nm) and if it died again we could just wait until it might restart! we had to leave the car in clovis, nm and rent a car to complete the trip. The 2012 Jeep Patriot previously written about has had a second engine failure at highway speeds. The clovis, nm Chrysler dealer assured us the car was safe to drive after the first engine failure; we drove the car less that 250 miles and the engine suddenly died on the expressway again! vehicle was again towed after stranding driver in the middle of nowhere. Does someone have to be killed before Chrysler will fix this problem? there are several incidents reported at nhsta between may and July of 2012. I can only imagine how many people have had this happen and didn't report it at NHTSA. Please let me know what I can do to get this resolved--this car is a death trap!

- Okemos, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 162012


  • 8,400 miles
Car isn't getting any fuel. While trying to accelerate it sounded like I was going to flood it out. It would only go 5-10mph. Very bad hesitation and shaking and engine light came on.

- Austin, TX, USA

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