Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: ontario . canada
Patriot Stalling Strangely
I do love my 2011 Jeep Patriot. Bought it new 15 months ago and it has been great for me until a couple weeks ago. I am wondering if anyone has experienced the same problems. Took it to 2 different dealership but they don't seem to find much wrong with it.
It started a couple weeks ago. I noticed the clock had reset and engine light was on and it happened while it was not running. After 5-10 min. the engine light went out. Came back on a couple days later and took it in the dealership, they found nothing. Just a battery disconnect code. While backing out a couple days later it stalled and was totally dead, then a few minutes later it was fine again, without doing anything to it. Two days later again, went to the bank, came out and it would not start, totally blank dead. 20 minutes later it started and was fine. 2 days later, while backing out it stalled dead again. It started a couple minutes after but I could not drive more than 60km an hour, and the slightest hill would go down to 40km/hr. It would not shift in 3rd gear, and lights were dimming high and low high and low. Had it towed to dealership, Before the tow truck driver got here I started it to make sure it would and it did. 20 min. later the tow truck driver got in and again it was dead. 2-3 min. later it started. Although the dealership has tried to reproduce the same thing, they could not and tells me there is nothing wrong. The only code they get again is a battery disconnect. There is obviously something not functioning properly. Stalling while backing out on busy street is very scary. Once I have it in park to try restart it I cannot put it neutral to push it out of the way. So if anyone understand this or has had that problem, please answer to this post.
Last edited by florianne; 11-26-2012 at 11:40 AM.
Reason: saw mistakes