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Unread 02-24-2014, 10:20 PM   #1
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2014 Jeep Patriot Issue...

My 2014 Jeep Patiot I bought in September. It only has 3,000 miles on it but I have noticed a random issue I hope you guys can explain. The vehicle will randomly have a rough start. It has happened a total of 11 times in the past 5 months. It completely shut off at a red light in October once, but then started right back up. The other times it will sound like it's tryin to start and wond start when I turn the key. I will then try once more and it starts right up. It seems to happen if it sits for a couple hours, but not a full night. Like if I come home from work and then have to run an errand 3 hours later... and ideas? The Stealership wants to charge me 120 dollars an hour to find the problem, when the vehicle is under warranty!

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Unread 02-25-2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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That seams crazy that the dealer wants to charge you. Did they say why? The rough start I would guess would be the tip start. I had a few rough starts when my patriot was new because I didn't realize I even had the tip start and was messing it up by holding the key. But the shut off? that's not safe. If your dealer won't take a look without charging you call Chrysler directly.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 11:09 AM   #3
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I wonder if this is the whole story? Its new, FIAT says no way going to cost you 120$ an hour, for the monkeys with a wrench to look at at it? Something smells here like Bank Speak
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