NHTSA Investigates 2011-2012 Jeep Patriot for Stalling While Driving
Complaints Allege Vehicle Stalling at Highway Speeds
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into reports of 2011 and 2012 model Jeep Patriot models stalling unexpectedly at highway speeds. The agency has received a total of 12 complaints, 10 of which have happened at speeds above 65 mph. In two-thirds of the cases, the vehicles could not be restarted, and ended up getting towed to a dealership.
All but three of the incidents occurred or were reported within the last six months. One of the incidents allegedly resulted in a crash and injury. At this point, it's unknown how many models are potentially affected, or if it will result in a full-fledged recall, but a total of 91,714 Patriots have been sold from January 2011 to date. The agency has not reported any complaints of problems on the mechanically similar Compass model.
2015 Jeep Patriot SpecificationsVIEW ALL
|Fair Market Price||$16,794|
|Editors' Overall Rating|
|Mileage||23 City / 30 Highway|
|Horse Power||158 hp @ 6,400 rpm|
|Torque||141 ft lb of torque @ 5,000 rpm|