Car Will Not Accelerate Problems of Jeep Patriot

Jeep Patriot owners have reported 7 problems related to car will not accelerate (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Car Will Not Accelerate problem of the 2014 Jeep Patriot 1
Failure Date: 02/01/2018

Takata recall- 3 dash lights on etc, mil, and esc activational malfunction indicator light on- car makes sputtering loud noise and stalls/turns off quickly after starting. Car will not accelerate and is jerking/hard to press breaks. Feels dangerous like car is going to shut off at any moment. This started last night when 3 lights appeared on dash but car sounded normal. Shortly after it shut off and has gone decreasingly down hill. This sounds like a recall issued for Jeep Patriots but does not cover my VIN number.

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car image   Car Will Not Accelerate problem of the 2014 Jeep Patriot 2
Failure Date: 04/03/2017

Upon entering a major high way system, the engine on my 2014 Jeep Patriot would not accelerate, regardless of the pressure applied to the gas pedal. It felt like there was something resisting the acceleration. There I am in the middle lane of a 6 lane bridge with free way traffic going 60mph and I am decelerating (even with adequate pressure applied to the gas) when comes electrical throttle control light came on, along with the check engine light and the traction control light. The guy driving the tow truck said I was his 4th Jeep today with the same problem and among many this month.

car image   Car Will Not Accelerate problem of the 2014 Jeep Patriot 3
Failure Date: 04/27/2016

I've had my vehicle since new in 2014 and for the first year of having the vehicle I traveled 50 miles one way to work every day, so I put a lot of miles on the vehicle but mainly highway miles. I've never had an issue with the vehicle until a month ago. I went to go to work and the electronic throttle control light, check engine light, an traction control lights came on. The vehicle would not accelerate because of the etc light. The engine pulsated and revved steady at 4,000 rpms until I shut the vehicle off. I took it to a Chrysler dealer and they replaced the pcm. I got my vehicle back and it worked fine for about 2 weeks. Upon getting gas the vehicle would not start. All the lights and the radio worked but it would not click, crank, or turn over. I finally was able to start the vehicle and it ran fine for 3 days and the same thing happened in a parking lot. I took it to another Chrysler dealer and had yet another pcm put in it. The vehicle is still at the Chrysler dealer and I've been without it and driving a rental for almost a week now. I've contacted Chrysler and upon asking them what is going to happen if the issue persists, they could only say they'll continue to diagnose it and fix it. I have a 2 year old and I can't afford to be driving an let sit along the side of the road if I decide to take him somewhere farther away.

car image   Car Will Not Accelerate problem of the 2012 Jeep Patriot 4
Failure Date: 06/09/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle lost power and decelerated. In addition, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate as an abnormal noise came from the front of the vehicle then the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after a while. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the totally integrated power module (tipm), and brake light switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70846. Oo.

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car image   Car Will Not Accelerate problem of the 2014 Jeep Patriot 5
Failure Date: 08/14/2014

Electric light, traction control light and engine light turn on and the engine is rough idling. The vehicle will not accelerate or brake. The brake pedal become pressurized and will not respond or depress.

car image   Car Will Not Accelerate problem of the 2011 Jeep Patriot 6
Failure Date: 12/05/2013

While driving to work on 12/03/13 I was at an intersections attempting to accelerate and turn in to traffic on a busy highway when my car would not accelerate, almost got hit. Car continued to hesitate as I pressed the gas pedal down. Car slowly accelerated but would not go more than 40 mphs. Car continued to pull and hesitated as I was attempting to get it the shop. Major safety concern and almost get in a major accident attempting to turn into traffic.

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car image   Car Will Not Accelerate problem of the 2009 Jeep Patriot 7
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

While pulling out and driving down a parking ramp the engine code lamp illuminated. The vehicle continue to run and I proceeded home. While entering the freeway from an onramp I noted the vehicle would not accelerate normally. The engine rpm would max at 5000 rpm and the vehicle would not gain speed. Later code retrieval noted a obd ii code of p0017. By the time I made the appointment for inspection the code reset and turned off. This same code as reoccurred and reset up to 6 times. The dealership would not troubleshoot the incident with the code not being present.

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