Jeep Patriot Investigated for Concerns of Stalling Issue
If it turns into a recall, some 112,000 Jeep Patriots will have to be recalled. However, so far just 12 complaints have been filed, of which 10 occurred at speeds over 105 km/h (65 mph). Now, while the engine may be easily restartable afterward, if the issue were to occur at night, restarting the engine would mean shutting off the headlights for a brief period of time, while at speed, on the highway - scary stuff!
Of the total number of complaints, however, a reported eight vehicles could not be restarted after the stall. Owners have expressed their worries and are now waiting to be contacted by dealers, in view of fixing the problem.