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Update on mine (a 2014 with about 85k miles)... It has seemed to be working ok for past couple months, would get a stumble every so often but could drive it.

This morning, it almost died and wouldn't allow throttle input, so had to park it and get a coworker to pick me up. Hope to limp it home later and take it directly to jeep to reflash the computer (apparently another possible cause of the throttle issues). I will replace the throttle myself if reflash doesn't fix it.

I agree, this should be a recall because it's dangerous when it occurs at random on the road!
 

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I got the same thing, same code. I have a diagnostic scheduled Monday. I definitely feel a kick when pressing on accelerator. I hope it isn't too costly as I just purchased my car for $9000 and spend $1300 on a power train warranty.
 

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I just took in my Jeep 2011 patriot in to Chrysler Dealer ship in Janesville Wisconsin and was told it was the throttle and will cost me $600.00 to fix this. I have had this car since 2012 this is the 2nd time this happens to my car. Mind you I was on the I-90 on my way to work when all of the sudden the lights come on my car and starts to slow down I freaked out I had semi's behind me I was not sure I would make out alive today. we need a recall for this. I normally have my kids with me thank God I didn't today. this is VERY unsafe. I can't believe no RECALL has been made seeing back on post this has been a problem since 2011. How many lifes have to be in danger before action in taken. This is putting everyone in danger. I will be making a call to Auto Maker and National highway traffic something has to be done.
I think we all forget how reliable modern cars actually are. Yes, mechanical failures can and will happen and you, as a driver, need to be always prepared to handle it. Back in the day, when cars used points type ignitions, and the points needed changing every 7k to 10k miles, you would stall out or fail to start, bias ply tires blew out, mechanical fuel pumps failed and carburetor chokes would fail to work or close while driving, again, stalling out the engine. Drivers back then were prepared for these common and frequent failures and looked ahead and to there side to have an escape route ready. They did not declare the vehicles unsafe or request recalls. I don't mean to be, well mean, but the danger is not being prepared to drive a car that will...WILL...eventually stall out on you at some point. Always have a plan for where you are going to go when this happens. That might be darting to the shoulder, up an off ramp or even into the median, grass strip of a highway.
 

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Update on mine (a 2014 with about 85k miles)... It has seemed to be working ok for past couple months, would get a stumble every so often but could drive it.

This morning, it almost died and wouldn't allow throttle input, so had to park it and get a coworker to pick me up. Hope to limp it home later and take it directly to jeep to reflash the computer (apparently another possible cause of the throttle issues). I will replace the throttle myself if reflash doesn't fix it.

I agree, this should be a recall because it's dangerous when it occurs at random on the road!
Mine was doing the same thing for a few months, an odd, intermittent stumble when accelerating, but it eventually just stopped working altogether, but I don't recall getting a check engine light. Anyway, it died on a Saturday and I found an Amazon Prime, free next day delivery of a new, Chinesium brand for about $80 bucks. (https://www.amazon.com/Throttle-Avenger-Caliber-Journey-Chrysler/dp/B074M6FZSK) Sure enough it showed up around 1 pm on Sunday and I had it popped in and back on the road by 4 pm. Not too difficult to replace with the biggest pain the the butt being a wire loom clip on the air intake air cleaner-to-throttle body hose. Loosening the screw clamp on that same hose at the throttle body is also a little fiddly, needing a small 1/4" ratchet and 8mm socket and just getting one or two ratchet clicks per turn. Slow going so have patience. Once the air pipe is off though, the four 10mm cap bolts are easy enough with a few different length extensions.
 

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My 2012 Patriot with 50k on it does the same thing. The fact that there is an idiot light on the dashboard for this very issue tells me they knew it was going to be an issue from the very start....terrible.
 

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Hi 5xTheCup,

It sounds like you're still within the 5 year/100K mile warranty, so if you decide to have your local Jeep dealership diagnose the Patriot, and need any assistance, let us know!

Kori
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JeepCares,

My wife has the exact same problem with her 2014 Jeep that is within the factory warranty. I have asked my local Jeep dealer if the throttle body is covered on the warranty...and they replied that there is grey area as to whether this part is included in the warranty but to bring the car in for diagnostics and they'd let me know. I just need a yes or no answer because if not my local mechanic can fix it sooner than my Jeep appointment next week. It needs to be fixed asap since we both have long commutes to work and this car is unsafe to drive. Please advise.
 

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JeepCares,

My wife has the exact same problem with her 2014 Jeep that is within the factory warranty. I have asked my local Jeep dealer if the throttle body is covered on the warranty...and they replied that there is grey area as to whether this part is included in the warranty but to bring the car in for diagnostics and they'd let me know. I just need a yes or no answer because if not my local mechanic can fix it sooner than my Jeep appointment next week. It needs to be fixed asap since we both have long commutes to work and this car is unsafe to drive. Please advise.
Hello PlzClarify,

Per your vehicel warranty manual, the throttle body is covered under the Emissions Warranty. These parts are covered for the same period as the Basic Limited Warranty for
3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first. As with any vehicle concerns, we recommend visiting your dealer for a full diagnosis of the issue.

Jennifer
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Hey guys so I’m in Ontario, Canada and my ETC came on today. 2016 patriot high altitude with 106,000kms. This is the first and possibly my last Jeep. Just replaced Evap a few months ago. I love driving this Jeep but my other cars in the past had may more Kms before things went wrong.

Unhappy Jeep owner.

From what I’ve read I should change this myself.
 

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Same thing as everyone else... my 2013 Patriot starts to lurch & shrug like it’s not getting enough air in the fuel mix & the the lights come on, RPMs go nuts & it tries to stall out. I’ve only had the damn thing for a year and a half and it only has 87,000 miles. Traded in my 2007 Liberty for this cuz my tranny was starting to go on that with 250,000 miles! Thought I was upgrading - jokes on me! Got a front end clunk that won’t quit, afraid I’m gonna die in freeway traffic (thank God my husband can replace my throttle bottle this weekend instead of being screwed by a dealer). This thing is a POS! I’m reading the new Wranglers are junk too, which is what I wanted next! Maybe I’ll stop being brand loyal cuz Jeep sure isn’t worried about being customer loyal! Oh, did I mention that mine came with an extended warranty that I didn’t know about that Mopar won’t transfer now cuz I didn’t transfer it within 60 days of purchase - after one of their reps told me about it & said I’d be covered... except I hadn’t known about the warranty - so I couldn’t transfer it - and now the supervisor in the Mopar call center called me a liar... yeah ... I’m not only done with Jeep - I’m done with the whole damn Chrysler company!
 

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Same thing as everyone else... my 2013 Patriot starts to lurch & shrug like it’️s not getting enough air in the fuel mix & the the lights come on, RPMs go nuts & it tries to stall out. I’️ve only had the damn thing for a year and a half and it only has 87,000 miles. Traded in my 2007 Liberty for this cuz my tranny was starting to go on that with 250,000 miles! Thought I was upgrading - jokes on me! Got a front end clunk that won’️t quit, afraid I’️m gonna die in freeway traffic (thank God my husband can replace my throttle bottle this weekend instead of being screwed by a dealer). This thing is a POS! I’️m reading the new Wranglers are junk too, which is what I wanted next! Maybe I’️ll stop being brand loyal cuz Jeep sure isn’️t worried about being customer loyal! Oh, did I mention that mine came with an extended warranty that I didn’️t know about that Mopar won’️t transfer now cuz I didn’️t transfer it within 60 days of purchase - after one of their reps told me about it & said I’️d be covered... except I hadn’️t known about the warranty - so I couldn’️t transfer it - and now the supervisor in the Mopar call center called me a liar... yeah ... I’️m not only done with Jeep - I’️m done with the whole damn Chrysler company!
As indicated about, the throttle body is only covered by the bumper to bumper warranty, 3yr 36k mi warranty, unless someone bought a transferable lifetime warranty, $$$. A patriot with 60k+ miles is going to have a lot of parts that are going to need replacement, a little research would show you that. If you can do the work yourself it's not a bad vehicle to own past 60k miles, otherwise it's around that time where it's best to dump it if you don't want to or can't afford to deal with it. New Jeeps have lowered their power train warranties to 5yr/60k if that's not a good indicator of what FCA is trying to do with the brand... If you still might get a new Jeep, because honestly no other company offers anything quite like it, wait a few years for them to work the bugs out of the new models. More research, homework, and investigation will save you a bunch of headache in the future, good luck! Here's my walk through on how to replace the throttle body, it's not too bad: https://www.jeeppatriot.com/forum/23-engine-trans-exhaust/311042-throttle-body-replacement.html
 

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My 2010 Patriot (120K miles) went into limp mode with ETC warning light flashing and traction control light steady. I was on an freeway on ramp, but thankfully had room to bail out.

Twice in the last month, everything on the dashboard starting flashing and the speedometer was swinging right and left. This lasted about 20 seconds and stopped. This may be unrelated, but also disconcerting.

The car is in a shop I trust. I will post the outcome once I get the car back.
 
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