Jeep Patriot owners have reported 56 electrical system related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 12 most common electrical system problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (42 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's alternator/generator/regulator (2 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems|
|Horn Assembly problems|
|Battery Propulsion System problems|
|Ignition Switch problems|
|Trunk Wiring problems|
|Car Will Not Start problems|
|O2 Sensor problems|
|Instrument Panel problems|
|Car Will Not Accelerate problems|
Smelled burning plastic . . . Faint at first, but kept getting stronger. Pulled over to find the problem and saw flames coming out of the speaker in the left rear door. Half of the speaker cover was totally burned away. Poured water on the fire to put it out. Read details...
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 Read details...
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Patriot 4x4. The contact stated that over the course of several months, the wiring harness insulators were beginning to disintegrate causing the vehicle to stall sporadically. Read details...
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that the horn activated independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the total integrated power module needed the be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. Read details...
My Jeep Patriot cuts off and to this date, I haven't received an answer on the cause of this problem. I purchased a new alternator and a battery and that did not solve that issue. On November 29, 2013, I drove the car from stamford, CT to bridgeport, CT. Read details...