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Posted by mike on 2007/2/13 7:36:58 (1962) reads

From a Chrysler Group press release:

The all-new 2007 Jeep(R) Patriot is designed to keep occupants safe both on- and off-road. Technologies available on the Jeep Patriot include standard side-curtain air bags, optional front seat-mounted supplemental side air bags, standard driver and passenger front air bags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Brake Traction Control, Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with rough-road detection and an available Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

In addition, Jeep Patriot with the Freedom Drive II Off-road Package includes off-road Brake Traction Control, Hill-descent Control and off-road ABS, all of which add to Jeep Patriot's off-road safety and capability.

"Our engineers have included the latest off-road technology to ensure Jeep Patriot is as solid off-road as it is on-road," said Matt Liddane, Chief Engineer - Jeep Patriot. "Our Jeep Patriot customers can have the confidence of driving a safe and secure vehicle in whatever driving conditions they may encounter."

For added security, Sentry Key(R) engine immobilizer, a removable/rechargeable interior flashlight, an available security alarm and HomeLink(R) Universal Home Security System Transceiver also are available on the 2007 Jeep Patriot.

The following combination of safety and security features reinforces the 2007 Jeep Patriot's commitment to safety and security:

* Advanced Multi-stage Air Bags: Inflate with a force appropriate to the
severity of the impact. Meet advanced air bag requirements for smaller
and out-of-position occupants (standard)
* All-speed Traction Control: Senses drive-wheel slip and applies
individual brakes to a slipping wheel(s), and can reduce excess engine
power until traction is regained (standard)
* Anti-lock Brake System with Brake Traction Control: Senses and prevents
wheel lockup, offering improved steering control under extreme braking
and/or slippery conditions (standard)
* Auto-reverse Sun Roof: Automatically engages and reverses the power sun
roof to the open position (available)
* BeltAlert: Periodically activates a chime and illuminates an icon in the
instrument cluster to remind the driver to buckle up if not properly
belted (standard)
* Brake Assist: Applies maximum braking power, providing the shortest
possible stopping distance when the vehicle senses a panic brake
condition (standard)
* Brake/Park Interlock: Prevents automatic transaxle from being shifted
out of Park, unless the brake pedal is applied (standard with automatic
* Child-protection Rear Door Locks: Disables the rear doors' inside-
release handles via a small lever on the door-shut face (standard)
* Child Seat Anchor System [Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
(LATCH)]: Eases installation of compatible aftermarket child seats
* Constant Force Retractors (CFR): Distribute the force of the front seat
belts according to the load or force exerted on them. Force-limits the
belt system and gradually releases seat-belt webbing in a controlled
manner (standard)
* Cross Car Impact Beam: Manages energy in a side-impact collision
* Crumple Zones: Compress during an accident to absorb energy and prevent
transfer of that energy to vehicle occupants (standard)
* Dual-phase Steel Rails and Tunnel Reinforcements: Manage energy in a
collision and allows for weight optimization through the use of high-
strength steels (standard)
* Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM): An extension of ESP, uses the input
from the ESP sensors to anticipate if the vehicle is at risk of entering
a potential roll situation then reacts immediately, applying the brakes
individually and modulating throttle position as needed to mitigate the
roll situation (standard)
* Electronic Stability Program: Enhances driver control and helps maintain
directional stability under all conditions. Provides the greatest
benefit in critical driving situations, including turns, and is
especially valuable when driving on mixed surface conditions such as
snow, ice or gravel. If there is a discernible difference between what
the driver intends through the steering and the vehicle's path, ESP
applies selective braking and throttle input to put the vehicle back
onto the driver's intended path (standard)
* Energy-absorbing Steering Column: Utilizes two hydroformed coaxial tubes
that can move relative to each other and allow the column to move
forward for enhanced energy-absorption during a crash. The power-adjust
steering column employs a calibrated bending element that deforms during
column-stroke for optimal energy management (standard)
* Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): In the event of an accident,
automatically turns on the interior lighting and unlocks the doors after
air bag deployment, making it easier for emergency personnel to see and
reach the vehicle occupants. EARS also shuts off the flow of fuel to the
engine (standard)
* Head Restraints: Reduce head movement in the event of a collision
* Height-adjustable Seat Belts: Allows occupants to raise and lower the
shoulder belt, which encourages seat-belt usage by offering a more
comfortable fit (standard)
* HomeLink Universal Home Security System Transceiver: Stores three
separate radio-frequency codes to operate garage-door openers, security
gates, security lighting and other radio-controlled devices (available)
* Interior Head-impact Protection: Includes interior pillars above the
beltline, instrument panel, windshield and rear window headers, roof and
side rail structures and shoulder-belt turning loops, specifically
designed to limit head-impact forces (standard)
* Knee Bolsters: Enable the air bags to work effectively by properly
positioning the vehicle occupant (standard)
* Remote Keyless Entry with Illuminated Entry: Locks and unlocks doors,
and turns on interior lamps. If the vehicle is equipped with a vehicle-
theft security alarm, the remote also arms and disarms that system
* Removable/Rechargeable Light-emitting Diode (LED) Flashlight: Mounted in
the headliner above the cargo area, snaps out of the bezel to serve as a
flashlight (available)
* Structural Safety Cage: Protects occupants by managing and controlling
energy in the event of an impact (standard)
* Seat-belt Pretensioners: During a collision, immediately remove slack
from the seat belts, thereby reducing the forward movement of the
occupant's head and torso (standard)
* Sentry Key(R) Engine Immobilizer: Utilizes an engine key that has an
embedded transponder with a preprogrammed security key code to shut the
engine off after a few seconds if the correct key is not inserted
* Side Guard Door Beams in Front and Rear Doors: Provide occupant
protection during a side impact (standard)
* Side Occupant Protection System: Includes side-curtain air bags with
roll detection system that deploy in certain rollover situations and
side-impact events. Utilizes information from multiple sensors to
determine the severity of the impact (standard)
* Supplemental Seat-mounted Side Air Bags: Housed in the outboard side of
each front seat, offer enhanced protection of the driver and front
outboard passenger in certain impacts. Each side air bag has its own
impact sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the side where
the side impact occurs (available - late availability)
* Supplemental Side-curtain Air Bags: Extend protection to all outboard
front- and rear-seat passengers. Each side air bag has its own impact
sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag where the side impact
occurs (standard)
* Three-point lap Shoulder Seat Belts: Three-point lap and shoulder belt
retractors incorporate a pre-tensioning feature to enhance occupant
protection in an impact by managing occupant energy (standard)
* Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPM): Includes pressure-sensor modules
integrated within the valve stems of all four road wheels that send
continuous radio-frequency signals to a receiver to inform occupants
when the pressure is too low (available)
* UConnect(TM) Hands-free Communication System: Uses Bluetooth(R)
technology to provide voice-activated wireless communication between the
occupants' compatible cell phones and the Patriot's onboard receiver.
The hands-free option promotes safety, freedom, value and flexibility

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