Ignition Switch Problems of Jeep Patriot

Jeep Patriot owners have reported 1 problem related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2012 Jeep Patriot 1
Failure Date: 03/18/2014

I was stopped at a traffic light and I had a package that was taped shut. I tried to use my keys (that were still in the ignition) to slice through the package's packing tape. My house key didn't cut the tape so I quickly gave up. I now believe that my attempting this was pulling down on my key ring and ignition key. When the light turned green I hit the gas and nothing happened - because my car had shut off. There were no dash lights on (like oil pressure) that you would usually see when a car stalled. The radio was still on but that is normal behavior on this model when you turn off the engine & remove the key; the radio does not turn off until you open the door. I am reporting this because this sounds a lot like the ongoing gm ignition switch problems.

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