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This morning I remote started my jeep(2016 Jeep patriot sport with 45k miles) like I usually do... But when I went outside it wasn't running like it usually is! So I thought maybe the temp change and dampness(60 degrees and dry to 33 and pouring rain) maybe made the jeep start and stall or something to that extent. So I get in and put the key in and crank it over.. It cranks perfectly normal but wont even try to start! It drove perfectly yesterday(not even 24hrs ago) and now nothing! It hasn't even showed signs of acting up at all while driving or starting it all winter.. I also cycled the key to check for codes and there is no codes stored.. So mad, baffled, and slightly late to work at 1am I just jumped in my wife's truck and drove into work. So at work I have searched for solutions or things to check when I get home because of course this has to happen to me on a Sunday and I have to be back to work at 1:30am Monday and my wife's vehicle isn't an option for me to use tomorrow. What I came up with so far is a relay block that is in the driver side front wheel well that maybe the culprit. I guess the relay block is in a bad spot and water, road grime and salt collects in the corner of the block and rots the relay terminals.. But the 2 videos I watched with this issue on were both much older vehicles compared to mine, so I'm not even sure if that relay block exist anymore on my jeep compared to the older model. I also guess it could be remote start related but hopefully not because it wouldn't start when using the remote start or when starting with the key.. So does anyone have any input or suggestions for me??? Anyone been through a similar situation and can advise me on what it took to fix their vehicle? I have seen some posts about crank sensors, but wouldn't that set a code it the sensor wasn't reading crank position? I'm hoping its just that relay and I can be done with this whole mess but with my luck lately who knows! So Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
 

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Hello Everyone,

This morning I remote started my jeep(2016 Jeep patriot sport with 45k miles) like I usually do... But when I went outside it wasn't running like it usually is! So I thought maybe the temp change and dampness(60 degrees and dry to 33 and pouring rain) maybe made the jeep start and stall or something to that extent. So I get in and put the key in and crank it over.. It cranks perfectly normal but wont even try to start! It drove perfectly yesterday(not even 24hrs ago) and now nothing! It hasn't even showed signs of acting up at all while driving or starting it all winter.. I also cycled the key to check for codes and there is no codes stored.. So mad, baffled, and slightly late to work at 1am I just jumped in my wife's truck and drove into work. So at work I have searched for solutions or things to check when I get home because of course this has to happen to me on a Sunday and I have to be back to work at 1:30am Monday and my wife's vehicle isn't an option for me to use tomorrow. What I came up with so far is a relay block that is in the driver side front wheel well that maybe the culprit. I guess the relay block is in a bad spot and water, road grime and salt collects in the corner of the block and rots the relay terminals.. But the 2 videos I watched with this issue on were both much older vehicles compared to mine, so I'm not even sure if that relay block exist anymore on my jeep compared to the older model. I also guess it could be remote start related but hopefully not because it wouldn't start when using the remote start or when starting with the key.. So does anyone have any input or suggestions for me??? Anyone been through a similar situation and can advise me on what it took to fix their vehicle? I have seen some posts about crank sensors, but wouldn't that set a code it the sensor wasn't reading crank position? I'm hoping its just that relay and I can be done with this whole mess but with my luck lately who knows! So Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Hi Fonz3482,
We're sorry to hear about this. We completely understand how frustrating this may be. We suggest visiting your dealer to receive a proper inspection. You may also send us a private message if you would like any additional assistance once your Jeep is at the dealer.
Lydia
Jeep Social Care Specialist
 

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Hi Fonz3482,
We're sorry to hear about this. We completely understand how frustrating this may be. We suggest visiting your dealer to receive a proper inspection. You may also send us a private message if you would like any additional assistance once your Jeep is at the dealer.
Lydia
Jeep Social Care Specialist
I am having the same problem with my 2015 jeep patriot. Drove it the whole of last week, got an oil change on friday and now its not starting.
 

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I don't think cycling the key shows all types of codes. Find someone with an all-systems scanner.

But start by grabbing a multi meter and checking the voltage of the battery. Check the cranking amperage with the help of some one else. And maybe do some voltage drop checks across the battery terminals and connectors. Then check the grounds.
 
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