Alternator/generator/regulator Problems of Jeep Patriot

Jeep Patriot owners have reported 5 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2009 Jeep Patriot 1
Failure Date: 08/27/2017

The engine losses power feels like its gonna break down went thru 2 alternators and 3 battery's it feels like something is drawling the electrical power away when accelerating or using headlights or turn signals.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Jeep Patriot 2
Failure Date: 01/23/2016

On 12/28/2016, the front passenger window motor and master switch were replaced by south point Chrysler (sp). They had the car for 9 days since they encountered an electrical problem. Coincidence? provided a rental car thru due to extended warranty. From 1/23/2016 3 alternators have been replaced and 2 batteries by precision tune (pt). The car has the symptoms of stalling/ding and a few minutes/hours later it starts. Since 3/12/2016 I have taken the car to the dealership since electrical components are under extended warranty and secure net warranty only paid a portion of the alternator repair. 3/12-3/16 sp had the car and were unable to reproduce the symptoms, at this point the battery was replaced brought over by pt. On 3/20 after being on the highway and now on a city street the car dies again in the middle of the drive. No response, dead! I was able to pull to the side, get out of traffic lanes and clear the railroad tracks. I walk to make a phone call takes me about 15 min. To return and the car starts again. Now at home, the car does not start back through the evening nor in the morning before I take a ride to work, so it is towed to pt 3/21, and are able to start it without problems, alternator and battery readings, perfect . I take it to sp on 3/22-3/26 and they are unable to reproduce symptoms. On 3/28 car back to sp since I need this problem taken care of because of the dangerous potential it poses. On 3/28 I call chrys, they claim will be sending a star engineer to look into this matter. On 3/31 sp want to return the car, unable to reproduce problem and I find out that they were not informed that an engineer would be looking into the car. On 3/31 after 2 calls to chrys. Informed me that the dealership is the one that makes the request to have a engineer come and inspect the car. I need the car fixed since it poses a danger to me and others, refunds.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Jeep Patriot 3
Failure Date: 01/23/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that the vehicle had experienced a complete loss of power. The alternator warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the independent mechanic where they diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the independent mechanic where the alternator was replaced again however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the independent mechanic where the alternator was replaced a third time however the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed a new battery. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. Prior to this failure, the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the motor and the window were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 84,000.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2008 Jeep Patriot 4
Failure Date: 10/11/2008

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Patriot 4x4. The contact stated that the alternator failed and a grinding noise could be heard coming from the alternators bearings whenever the engine was started. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure after performing a diagnostic test. The grinding noise continued to worsen. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that they would reimburse half of the repair costs. No further assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 27,000 and the current mileage was 66,000.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2007 Jeep Patriot 5
Failure Date: 07/07/2007

The day after my Jeep was purchased, it would not start. We brought it back to the dealer and were told it was the ignition switch. There were no problems with the Jeep for about 2 years, but then the car started shutting off while we were driving. It would always a cut back on though. Now it will not start at all. The alternator has been changed and so has the battery, but the car still will not even start with a jump.

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