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Old 12-21-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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Blue Ox Patriot Question

I have used the Patriot breaking system for 3 years on our HHR. We now tow a 2 dr. Jeep wrangler. While towing the Jeep the inside remote light comes on breafly showing the breaks are being applied to the Jeep, but only when you go over dips in the freeway that are on the larger size. I didn't have this when I pulled the HHR. It seams the more I pull the Jeep the more often it is happening. I contacted Blue Ox and they told me the Patriot is sensitive to bumps and they are working on a software upgrade that will fix it and I will be able to have it fixed for $100 when its ready. I am sure this is annoying to drivers behind me while going through larger cities over the dips going from the bridge to the road and could even be a safety factor. If you have or had this problem a solution would be welcome.

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Old 12-21-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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We have the Blue Ox Patriot Braking System BRK2012 -

On our first and only tow with our Mini Cooper S - we did not encounter that problem.

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Old 12-21-2012, 04:04 PM   #3
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what is your sensitivity set at? I usually run mine around 2 or 3 but don't remember that type of issue on any regular basis...had ours since 2010...
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:48 PM   #4
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I have turned it down to 1 and it still happens. May be not as much but it is still doing it. I guess Ill wait for the up grade.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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Always thought that Blue Ox was considered a "good company" to deal with from a performance perspective. Seems out of place to me that they want to charge an "upgrade fee" to correct a design issue to have their braking unit function properly. It will likely be a firmware update that might have to be factory installed but $100 is steep to fix a problem the end user shouldn't have in the first place.

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