2009 Jeep Patriot has a rough start.

Asked by Feb 04, 2016 at 07:07 PM about the 2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi everyone.

So I just bought a 2009 Jeep Patriot. Ive had it for a couple of weeks now
and it was running totally fine. But earlier today after I got home from work,
I forgot I had to run the rent money to my landlord's office. So I hopped
back in my Jeep and turned the key. As I did so, I noticed that the start was
much more rough than I remembered [or noticed] before. After the initial
rough start, the jeep runs fine. I haven't ran voltage tests on it yet but I
soon plan to when I get the meter for it. I did this a couple more times over
and over and the "roughness" persisted. It hasn't died on me yet. The
motor only has 45k on it and I haven't done anything strenuous with it yet.
I'm curious if this is a common problem with my make and model or if this is
something like a starter issue or battery issue. Please help! I'm frustrated at
the thought that my new car is already starting to cause me problems...
GRRR!

2 Answers

20,830

First try adding some seafoam fuel injector cleaner to gas tank or try adding some higher octane gas that is if you use the low grade gas all the time.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Okay! Ill def try the better gas. I actually already put the Seafoam in it last weekend.. It had a stuttering issue when I accelerated. The Seafoam fixed the stuttering... now the rough start. lol. man, this is a pain in my a$$.

Your Answer

Jeep Patriot Experts

  • #1
    Daniel Rosso
    Reputation
    370
  • #2
    Mark Grignon
    Reputation
    340
  • #3
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Compass
358 Great Deals out of 48,069 listings starting at $2,000
Used Jeep Liberty
189 Great Deals out of 6,962 listings starting at $1,195
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
930 Great Deals out of 67,556 listings starting at $950
Used Jeep Wrangler
438 Great Deals out of 20,081 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Escape
1,274 Great Deals out of 98,722 listings starting at $800
Used Jeep Commander
51 Great Deals out of 1,720 listings starting at $2,950
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
615 Great Deals out of 54,964 listings starting at $8,991
Used Honda CR-V
750 Great Deals out of 53,112 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,106 Great Deals out of 72,867 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota RAV4
712 Great Deals out of 54,882 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Explorer
1,166 Great Deals out of 64,667 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota 4Runner
296 Great Deals out of 27,601 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Accord
884 Great Deals out of 79,053 listings starting at $1,444

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Jeep Patriot Sport 4WD For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 658 listings starting at $10,495
2015 Jeep Patriot Sport 4WD For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 182 listings starting at $9,750
2014 Jeep Patriot Sport 4WD For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 205 listings starting at $7,499
2013 Jeep Patriot Sport 4WD For Sale
59 listings starting at $7,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.