Jeep Patriot owners have reported 88 problems related to car stall (under the engine and engine cooling category).
After filling gas tank at any gas station, the vehicle starts and drives approximately 100 to 200 feet and stalls. This is normally in traffic while starting out at an inter-section. This happens every time I fill up with gas.
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For the past 3 weeks the vehicle will randomly not start. It will eventually start after several attempts. It acts like its not getting fuel ant the "etc" warning light comes on. Recently my wife was driving on the expressway at 60 mph and the car suddenly stalled in the middle lane without any warning lights. She was eventually able to get it restarted and drive home. I have had it at the mechanic several times and cannot duplicate the starting issue or stale issue. Replaced relays after reading that there are known issues with relay box due to corrosion and placement of relays in wheel well but this didn't help. There is obviously a serious computer / electrical problem with this model. I have read dozens of posts about very similar issue and unfortunately found that there is no fix from dealers and no information about possible causes. I'm very concerned with the staling issue since it is extremely unsafe. Please help.
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The car stalls frequently in the middle of the street. Dealer replaced crankshaft position sensor in June 2016 and insisted the problem is unrelated to the recall that already exists which causes stalling. Less than 1 year and approximately 12,000 miles later the car is stalling frequently again - every time the car is put in reverse and approximately 3-4 times more every 20 minutes.
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Shortly after filling the gas tank of my 2007 Jeep Patriot (49xxx miles) I was coming to a 4 way intersection (only my side and the opposite side of the intersection has stop signs). As I was pulling through the intersection my Jeep Patriot stalled and I lost my power steering and brakes. I was almost struck on the passenger side by a vehicle traveling from the right side of the intersection from my orientation of the intersection. I tried to restart the vehicle for about 5 minutes to no avail. It would start and then immediately stall again. After almost being struck 5-6 times and after about 5 minutes of being stuck in the middle of an intersection I managed to start the vehicle up and drive it home by driving about 15 miles per hour on backroads for the remaining 2 miles to my house. After searching the internet to find the problem I found that this is a common issue among many Jeep Patriot/compass owners and nothing has been done to address the issue. Please look into this issue as myself and my passenger (fiancee) could have been seriously injured if not for sheer luck.
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On 3/21/2017 and on 3/22/2017 the vehicle stalled while in motion at different speeds 4 times. The battery was replaced due to this and the alternator was tested as to having no issue. It happens at various speeds from 25-70 mph and causes me to have to pull over to the side of the road when it stalls out which is very dangerous for anyone operating the vehicle and other vehicle operators that may be around me when this happens. Usually the car will start back up and run for another period of time before it happens again. Chrysler has had multiple complaints filed about this on multiple websites and with this agency however the recalls implemented for this problem have only pertained to certain models none of which were related to my model of the Jeep Patriot. Again this has happened on city streets and highways and have yet to have a dealer or mechanic be able to diagnose the problem. Thanks.
Purchased my 2014 Jeep Patriot pre-owned from a local Jeep dealership. Approximately 9 months ago I was driving and the engine sputtered and shut down. I was going 55 and it all of the sudden slowed to 30mph. Thank goodness I was able to get my car to the shoulder of the road. As soon as I got to the shoulder, I shut the car off then restarted and was fine and I was able to get home. Then 3 days after the first incident it happened again. I contacted the dealership and they said they hadn't heard of such an issue. Debated on taking the vehicle in anyway but next time it started and has driven without stalling since then. Well, a week ago I was driving and the gas pedal started acting up again where it felt like it had a brief lag in the acceleration. I stopped for gas on my way home and the vehicle would not start again. This vehicle is a death trap! I am scared every time I get behind the wheel that its going to try to stall while I am driving or I will end up stranded somewhere. In purchasing a Jeep I always thought the Jeep brand was supposed to be a reliable vehicle, not so much now. I will never waste my money on one of their vehicles again!.
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The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Patriot. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the crank shaft sensor connector needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000. The VIN was not provided.
Every so often while driving and sometimes while car is not moving the electronic throttle control light comes on and the car stalls out, sometimes when its on long time the vehicle stability control light comes on , it seems to happen more the colder it is outside ,can not seem to find the problem but seems to be a common problem with the Patriot and other Chrysler models not sure why Chrysler hasn't done anything to resolve this issue.
See all problems of the 2009 Jeep Patriot.
While driving to work the car attempted to stall and the etc light came on. The car seemed to go neutral, then gag, then regained it's composure. I immediately pulled off. Car was in cold weather but never had this issue before, in mn. Temps the manual said it was the etc electric throttle control, but didn't indicate it was a major concern, unless light stayed on . What would be a major concern other than getting rear ended by a pile of cars? I've never had this with any car, it was totally a new light I've never seen. I made it to work afterwards. On the way back home, the etc light came on again -- flashing, then off -- car stayed rolling. Perhaps it is more inclined to stall going uphill with the etc, and while it's rolling downhill, less inclined to stall? who knows, but I don't think this is just a couple Patriots out there, because there's already more than 500 people who've complained of this issue. I contacted dealer - but they did not admit to any recalls for my Patriot - even when I stated others have had this exact issue. I am very reluctant to take my Jeep anywhere but a few blocks in this winter weather. This was truly the first time I felt unsafe in it. Mileage is 89,000. However, should an accident occur I will certainly sue the company.
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that while approaching to stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not provided.
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When I fill up my gas tank to full, within a mile of leaving the gas station the car completely stalls while driving. The steering and the breaks lock up and I have no control of the car. I have to put the car in neutral and turn it on and off to start working again. This is very unsafe and dangerous while driving! this recently started to happen on a car with minimal miles on it.
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Patriot. While driving approximately 40 mph, the traction control and check engine warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle started to vibrate abnormally and stalled. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.
Car decelerates while driving almost stalling at times, I have taken it to the dealership several times and they state they cannot duplicate the problem but I don't think they tried since they had my vehicle for two days for diagnostics/testing driving and drove less than 10 miles. Vehicle is very unsafe. This is the 2nd Patriot I have owned and will be my last.
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After fueling with gas, my vehicle immediately stalled. It was then fine after I restarted it until I got to a roundabout where it stalled again, losing all power steering, brakes, power, speed, in heavy traffic. It was fine for a week after this until I got gas again, in which case, I was just about to enter the interstate when it stalled again, losing all of the basic functions again in rush hour traffic where I had to sit on the side of the road for 20 minutes while my vehicle ran and stalled repeatedly until it worked itself out. This is a very dangerous situation and could have been much worse had I already been on the interstate. This is a definite issue that needs to be taken seriously and fixed as I see I am not the only one that has had this issue. I got gas again last week where afterwards my Jeep stalled on main street during lunch traffic. I shouldn't have to be scared to put gas in my vehicle in case it decides to stall in another dangerous situation. I am worried about my safety and any passengers I may have with me at any point in time when it stalls and stops working completely while I am driving down any road. I am also concerned that I will be doing more wear and tear damage on my battery and starter as I am trying to restart my vehicle after it stalls on these roads with minimum to no shoulders. Thank you for your immediate attention to this horrible issue.
The Jeep stalled on the highway two separate times. We were traveling 65 mph and lost all power from engine. We were fortunately able to pull into break down lane. Jeep was taken to dealership after each episode, but they were unable to locate problem. Very dangerous. Complaint filed with Jeep. Jeep sits in driveway, afraid to use it. . Not good!!!.
Right after filling the gas tank my car sputtered and stalled while driving away from the gas station.
The contact owns a 2013 Jeep Patriot. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled and the electronic stability control warning indicator illuminated. The contact shifted to neutral and continued driving. The past week, the same failure occurred daily. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the electronic stability control failed and advised the contact to take the vehicle to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.
Stalls at low speed (40 mph or less) and at idle, most often with some engine load -- like ac is on or turning the steering wheel. It stalls more often in the afternoon than in the morning.
My Patriot with 108k miles stalled at 75 mph on the highway 3x last night on a 3 hour drive. It also stalled 4x times today on my 10 min way to drop it off at the dealership. Once while idling and 3x while driving at different speeds. Once while I was turning. I've read online that this has been happening quite a bit to 2011 Jeep Patriots and even caused a car to be totalled. Please investigate this.
This vehicle is not on the recall from December 2014, however is presenting with the same as listed problems. It stalls when driving over 65 miles an hour a light comes on and then after car sits 20 min it will start up again. I drive a lot and have a famil. . This is terribly dangerous. It has happened 2 to 3 times in the past couple of weeks.
My vehicle was in motion in a 45 mph zone when, twice today, the brakes on my 2008 Jeep Patriot sank to the floor and braking was significantly reduced. I didn't even have to pump the brakes to get them to regain pressure after letting off the pedal; brakes worked on second attempt. Later down the road the failure occurred a second time. When I attempted to pump the brakes to build pressure, it was unnecessary . . . The brakes worked on second attempt. My vehicle did not display any warning indicators at the time of the failure; neither the brake like, abs light, or any other lamp on the dash was illuminated when the brakes failed. Usually in the rain, my Patriot suffers from a stuttering and stalling issue that is reported by many Jeep Patriot owners, and has not been solved due to the irregularity of the problem. A direct cause for the issue is unknown and cannot be identified by the dealership or my regular mechanic.
While traveling on a freeway my instrument panel lit up and my car lost all power. I was able to coast to the shoulder. When I looked up the panel light meanings in the manual, I determined it was safe to attempt to restart the car. The car would not start. After waiting for a few minutes, I was able to start the car and take it in to the dealer. The service department acknowledged the car problem but was unable to duplicate it. At the time. I had the same problem a few other times, my car stalled in the middle of an intersection and would not restart. Again, service department is unable to duplicate this issue. It usually happens while driving for 40-60 minutes approx. 70-75 mph. After coasting the vehicle to the side of the road. . . The dealer advised me that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance.
I am the original owner of this vehicle, and a condition of low idle stalling has become progressively worse over my 8 years of ownership. The vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition, and all regular maintenance has been completed and documented. In wet or damp conditions the vehicle regularly stalls, or the idle drops below a normal operating range causing the vehicle to shudder. More recently, in wet or damp conditions, when accelerating after a stop, the vehicle begins to move before experiencing near total loss of power momentarily before rpms surge and acceleration continues. This is hazardous when attempting to cross intersections, as the stalling and limp acceleration are random and cannot be predicted. Early on I had brought this issue to the dealership's attention during the warranty period but the issue could not be replicated. An independent garage also could not replicate the issue as it only occurs in wet or damp conditions. There are many documented instances of identical or similar issues with all model years of Jeep Patriots, though no remedy has been identified.
Vehicle stalled while driving and stopping.
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Vehicle stalls suddenly after re-fueling. This started happening a few weeks ago and now happens every time the car is re-fueled. It occurs a mile or so after leaving the gas station without warning in traffic. Defective fuel system problem is repeatable and dangerous. Get this recalled.
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|Car Stall problems||
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||
|Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problems||