Wiring Problems of Jeep Patriot

Jeep Patriot owners have reported 10 problems related to wiring (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2015 Jeep Patriot 1
Failure Date: 02/25/2018

Turning lights on in the car and the dash lights flash 5 - 6 times then go out. Doesn't matter if vehicle is stationary or moving when this occurs. Headlights, radio & dome light still work as well as turn signals and 4-way flashers. When lights are on, I do not have any running lights, tail lights, interior dash lights or cup holder lights. Checked all fuses and all checked good. All indications point to bad totally integrated power module (tipm). Vehicle is 2 years old with no after market wiring. Not having running or tail lights is a big safety issue/concern.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2012 Jeep Patriot 2
Failure Date: 07/01/2017

Due to the recall on the air bag module the fuse blew out causing the wiring harness to catch fire burning up the whole harness and if replaced the problem will still persist due to no part for the air bag module was driving down the road and have to pull over and call the fire department.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2014 Jeep Patriot 3
Failure Date: 01/06/2017

While driving on city street the dash lights came on and off then car stalled. Restarted but had to keep rpms low and dash lights never came back on. Diagnostic said electronic throttle control was problem. When mechanic removed parts we saw there had been a electric short in wiring that caused several wires to burn and fail. $900 repair. 50 k miles on car.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2007 Jeep Patriot 4
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

The wiring to and the fuel pump housing melted the wiring that goes from the back side of the plug and down to the pump that is submerged in fuel also melted it was a matter of time before it caught fire. The vehicle would still run and it would randomly short out while driving. I've replaced the pump and kept the parts that have burnt.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2014 Jeep Patriot 5
Failure Date: 06/15/2015

The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that while parked, the vehicle caught fire. The fire department was notified and the fire marshall stated that the fire was due to faulty wiring. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 14,500.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2008 Jeep Patriot 6
Failure Date: 03/10/2014

Sunroof leaks badly causing water to pour out of dome light and other places. Leaving everything water soaked and musty smelling. Can not be good for electrical wiring. Their has to be something done about this too many complaints and on many different years of Jeeps. I cannot believe they just keep making them and getting by with so many vehicles still all have the same problem. Someone could get hurt really bad if it causes a fire. Something needs done.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2009 Jeep Patriot 7
Failure Date: 05/17/2012

2009 Jeep Patriot. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle sunroof design assembly flaw. The consumer stated water was leaking from the sunroof area. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on 05/17/12. They repaired a seal at a cost of $ 212. 93. The consumer discovered that his make, model and year had a design/assembly flaw that was addressed in a Chrysler technical service bulletin. According to the bulletin, the sunroof assembly was not installed correctly which caused water to leak inside. The TSB gave specific procedures on how to fix the problem, and gave an estimate time of 13 hours to fix. The consumer stated the dealer did not follow the TSB; they merely repaired a seal. The consumer returned to the dealer. However, they claimed the sunroof was not leaking. The consumer returned a month later, and the dealer re-sealed the roof seams and adjusted the level and weather stripping. The following year, the consumer visited another dealer. That dealer stated the drain hose was not connected properly. The consumer stated he was unable to shift the vehicle out of park. The dealer stated a new computer was needed, which they installed at a cost of $ 1,405. 32. The consumer did some research, and discovered someone else had the same problem and suggested, the fix was simply replacing a damaged wire. The consumer stated at the bottom of his invoice, the dealer replaced the wire, after discovering replacing the computer did not fix the problem.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2008 Jeep Patriot 8
Failure Date: 01/19/2012

After snow has melted, the maplight leaks water all over the inside. I'm concerned that there will be wiring issues for the sunroof and the light as well as anything in the dash due to the water going everywhere. Prior issues w/water leaking in the firewall and leaving an inch of water on the drivers floor (3 attempts to get it fixed) resulted in Chrysler paying a portion due to being out of warranty. Water shorted out wires running under the floor for dash lights, anti lock brakes wanted to kick in driving down the road, 4wheel drive woudl not work and the cruise control would not work. Now back to dealing w/water again leaking out the map light, very frustrated and angry!.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2007 Jeep Patriot 9
Failure Date: 12/08/2010

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. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer and they advised him that the wires would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2008 Jeep Patriot 10
Failure Date: 03/22/2008

4wd! default light came on. Took vehicle to authorized dealership for repair as according to manual. Four trips to first dealership for the initial repairs. Problem resolved told was faulty electrical connection. Since then, 4wd! and esp/bas default lights came on. Took vehicle to another authorized dealership for repairs. Waiting for results. When default occurs the 4wd is disabled w/o warning, thus, causing a hazard when driving.

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