really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,428 miles

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2014 Jeep Patriot electrical problems

electrical problem

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2014 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Dec 222014


  • 6,900 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that the vehicle was in drive and the key could be released from the ignition. The contact also stated that the rolled backwards and crashed into a fence. A police report was not filed. The front passenger sustained unknown injuries that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the ignition shifter fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 6,900.

- Chuckey, TN, USA

problem #5

Oct 252012


  • 11,000 miles
I stopped to get mail and as I was entering traffic the truck engine died. No warning lights came on.

- Falconer, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 142014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
On this day while driving on 95 South to franklin mills mall from upper darby we noticed an electrical burning smell. Once I was at the mall parking lot looking for a parking space my son indicates that there is smoke coming from under hood on passenger side. I put car in park in front of the J C penney store my son jumps out and attempts to open the hood. But it doesn't open. He then says get out it is on fire. We all get out and when we move safely away from car we can see fire under the car with wires hanging down to the ground. My son is a volunteer fire fighter so he ran into the store to get an extinguisher. He sprays the hood I guess in an attempt to cool car down. Then again, before the fire trucks arrive, he had gone into store again to get another extinguisher. This time he gets on the ground an extinguisher toward the fire that was intensively spreading under the car. Fire fighters come and eventually had to pry the hood open and smoke and flames billow out until the managed to put out fire. No warnings however I did notice that electrical burn smell once two days prior to incident. So now my insurance determine it a total loss. They paid $17,000 to my creditor but I'm stuck with a $6000 balance and no car to drive. I wonder if I can sue manufacturer in small claims court for @ $10,000 or so?

- Millbourne, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 092014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 1,005 miles


Vehicle unexpectedly shuts off and locks brakes while driving (35-40 mph). Very dangerous experience due to loosing control of vehicle while traveling.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jan 112014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 2,600 miles
After a severe rainstorm discovered water on my dashboard and leaking from my dome light plate. Water has shorted out passenger side dome light and am worried about further electrical damage.

- Molalla, OR, USA

problem #1

Aug 192013

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 600 miles
I purchased this 2014 Patriot four weeks ago with, I have not even made a first payment. Yesterday while driving in a parking lot my Jeep lost all power. I was shifted into drive and would hit the gas pedal and nothing would happen. There was absolutely no warning that is was going to stall, no indicator lights ever turned on. I placed the Jeep in park and turned off the ignition. Turned it back on, it was not immediate there was some lag on the start and was able to drive it again. I took it to my local dealership today to be inspected after a few hours they told me they could find nothing wrong and sent me on my way. I have investigated further and found that the 2011/2012 models have been investigated for this same problem in the past. This is a terrifying and dangerous occurrence that must be resolved. I am now fearful that this will reoccur in much more congested or high speed conditions.

- Winter Park , FL, USA

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