definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,100 miles

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2012 Jeep Patriot lights problems

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2012 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 082015


  • 22,000 miles


My Jeep has been to the dealer five times for a major sunroof water leak please help.my Jeep smells like mildew the radio and ac controls are not working correctly and there is only 28000 miles on my Jeep...........

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #2

Dec 132013


  • 37,000 miles
I was driving home from work at approximately 55 mph while passing a tractor trailer up a moderate incline when the engine of my 2012 Jeep Patriot latitude failed. Upon passing the tractor trailer, all of the indicators on the dashboard began to light up - then the indicators, as well as my headlights, completely died. When the lights went out, the engine failed, and my car began to slow to a complete stop on a busy highway. I was barely able to get into a small space on the shoulder of the highway before a tractor trailer very nearly took my life. At first, I thought it was the car battery. I purchased this vehicle 13 days ago, so perhaps the battery had gotten weak on the dealer lot in the winter months. And, after my car was jumped, it began to work. However, the car could only be started once, and the engine will no longer turn over. It has been towed to a local dealership. I drive extensively for a living, and I am afraid that I will die in a car accident in this Jeep Patriot because the car failed completely at highway speeds. I have researched this and have found that it is a problem with 2011-2012 Jeep Patriots. Please enforce a recall!

- Pottsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 072011


  • 1,300 miles
I called koon Jeep sales rep, to inform him of the leak through the dome light, wanted know if I were in an accident! my Jeep corporate case #[xxx], I informed my Jeep customer care that I want out of the vehicle, he said I didn't meet the requirement, refered me to BBB and attorney state general. The suggested process through attorney state general is to write a certified letter with signature required. I called corporate asking for mailing address, it could not be provided due to the department handling my case was close and to call back mon. 19th Dec. 2011 I took it in for service, the drain plug was pinched! asked if the hood of car replaced, electrical wiring inspected and electronics, ok? dealer customer care rep, [xxx], said yes, the gps is garbled speech and the vehicle hesitates while pulling off and periodically while driving at this point I'm searching for legal counsel! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Upper Marlbor, MD, USA

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