really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,743 miles

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2014 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #18

May 222015


  • 10,211 miles


Driving down the highway around 70 mph with the cruise control on, vehicle stopped pulling and engine RPM shot up over 6 on the needle. It has happened twice in 4 months.

- Minot, ND, USA

problem #17

Jul 182015


  • 29,000 miles
For the fourth time, when driving the vehicle on hway at 65 to 70 miles per hour, overheat lamp goes on even though gage does not rise and car starts to slow down to approximately 40 miles per hour. When acceleration is attempted the vehicle makes a loud winding sound and slows down to less than 20 mph. Eventually acceleration does not matter as vehicle moves no more than 20 mph and we have to pull over and turn off the vehicle for 30 or more minutes. When we start the vehicle again, the vehicle starts again without issue. We also have the low tire signal go on regardless of whether tires are inflated.

- Bayside, NY, USA

problem #16

Oct 272014


  • 34 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Patriot. While driving at approximately 20 mph, the RPM needle fluctuated between six and seven. The vehicle made a loud sound and the gear would not work properly. The failure occurred four or five times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 34.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #15

May 192015


  • 12,000 miles


On several occasions I notice that when I go start my Jeep it the engine has a bit of hesitation starting, when it starts it like thump. Also while drive my vehicle seem to increase an at time decrease on its own. Today I did a search on recalls and found one safety recall N52. I contacted Chrysler to inquire about the recall and was told there were no recalls for my Jeep. I explained that NHTSA had the recall information on their web site, and was informed that it is not the NHTSA who puts recalls. Recalls are VIN specific. I'm a little baffle by the woman at Chrysler's comment, due to the fact that she has no idea of what is happening with my vehicle. I thank the woman and stated that I honestly hope the information given is correct and that I am safe on the roads. Personally I don't trust the manufactures due to having past recalls on vehicles and recieving no notification. My question to NHTSA is regarding recall N52 is this a VIN specific recall or is this a recall for 2014 Jeep Patriot owners. I also notice the issue another person had with the rear brake squealing.

- Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #14

May 112015


  • 5,400 miles
I work for the federal government and this incident occurred with one of our shared fleet vehicles. On 5/11/15, I was driving a 2014 Jeep Patriot from pittsburgh, pa to erie, pa on interstate 79 North. Approximately 1 1/2 hours into the trip, I was traveling at approximately 65 mph in the left lane and attempting to pass another car. I noticed that my vehicle was quickly losing power. I was unable to pull off the road on the left due to an embankment. After several cars and tractor trailers had to brake and swerve to pass me on the right, I was able to steer the car into the right lane and off the side of the road just before it stopped completely. I was not able to restart the vehicle and called for a tow.

- Beaver Falls, PA, USA

problem #13

May 032015


  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Patriot. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle's speed decreased after an unknown warning indicator illuminated. The vehicles speed eventually increased after depressing the accelerator pedal however, the failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #12

Dec 042014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 24,100 miles


Upon backing out of my driveway, I noticed a vibration and related noise coming from behind the firewall of my Jeep; however, after placing the vehicle in neutral while shifting from reverse to drive the noise went away. Upon placing the vehicle in drive and accelerating to 5-10 miles an hour the vibration and noise, which I can only describe as a idling motorcycle returns. If the Jeep is traveling at a speed under 20 mph or sitting in drive at a stop light or stop sign this issue is present. Within about a week of this happening, the Jeep had issues starting. Once the key was placed in the ignition and an attempt to start the care was made, the engine had difficulty starting. It would engine would turnover several times before it would finally start. I can only describe it as the same experience an individual would experience when starting a car after replacing the carburetor. When this occurs the Jeep will stall without aby explanation. Of course, when it has been taken to the dealership, they are unable to recreate the problem and explain that there is nothing wrong with the vehicle.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #11

Jan 122015


  • 18,800 miles
Purchased vehicle, drove home and noticed that when I disengage the clutch a loud whining noise appears and I made an appointment at the dealership for a week out and it has gradually gotten worse while driving.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

problem #10

Dec 102014


  • 2,153 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Patriot. While driving 15 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,153.

- Alameba, CA, USA

problem #9

Nov 072014


  • 11,000 miles
As I was turning a corner the engine died. No warning lights.

- Falconer, NY, USA

problem #8

Nov 062014


  • 11,000 miles


As I was backing out of driveway the car died on the road.

- Falconer, NY, USA

problem #7

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 #6

May 012014


  • 4,300 miles
It is a Jeep Patriot 2014, when I drive at high speeds half the engine dies. Without displaying any notice or code. I was off to a 6-7 times. I've taken to the dealer but this indicates that the vehicle does not show the fault. The gas cap has to leave for various occasions.

- San Sebastian, PR, USA

problem #5

Oct 172014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 19,342 miles
While driving my car, I slowed down to turn into a parking lot..as I was turning, the car cut off..there was no warning or noises. Just dead..I was able to restart it with no problems..later that day I was pulling out of a parking spot and it cut off again. It is still covered under the warranty so I took it to the dealership. After a full day they told me that they can't duplicate my problem and no service lights were on so they gave me my car back. Told to wait till a light comes on. I have given it 1 week with it cutting off several times. And yet no engine light is on..I am so scared to drive my car especially after someone almost hit me when it stalled. Lastly, while driving my car, I was turning at a major intersection and it stalled again in the middle of the street. Next up, dealership tomorrow morning.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 012014


  • 19,076 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Patriot. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle decelerated and the temperature indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure occurred on several occasions. The dealer stated that the vehicle was designed to shut off when it overheats. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 19,076.

- Thermal, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 272014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Patriot. While driving 65 mph, the engine stalled and all the warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was able to be restarted, but the failure recurred. The dealer replaced the oil sensor and the failure was remedied. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Knightdale, MD, USA

problem #2

May 312014

Patriot 4WD 4-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
Mfg and dealer indicate that all Jeep Patriots have transmission metering/sensoring system that fails and that they don't know how to fix the the defective components. They say they're not issuing a safety recall because there haven't been enough crashes or fatalities. When the transmission light goes on, the vehicle will slow down swiftly (ex 70mph to 20mph or full stop) and this impacts vehicle safety - putting safety and lives of thousands of Jeep drivers at risk, along with passenger and their families. All mfg and dealer try to do is collect diagnostic testing fee for vehicle defects they're aware of and have no fix for. Basically, they're willing to collect money and let people crash or die. I was last affected on May 31, 2014 and was left stranded on the I-10 in AZ at 115 degrees in the desert. I have to steer off highway to avoid trucks crashing into me. I suffered heat exhaustion and can't drive the vehicle anymore due to safety, stress, and anxiety. Jim click dealership and their mfg customer care mgr still try to collect money for diagnostic testing, but fully acknowledge that this is a known issue with no fix. I've demanded that they recall this vehicle, but they refuse. Jim click service mgr david sagers indicates that the mfg is "toying" with a senario where they lower the transmission fluid levels in these Jeep, but that they don't really think that will be a fix. He says other models are also affected. Please issue a safety recall and if there is no fix, please help get me into a new vehicle. Previously, I was stranded for another recall issue - the actuator flow control valve 36016 and the tech found code P2017 and a faulty intake manifold valve sensor. This Jeep is a death trap.

- Tucson, AZ, 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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