I am surprised to hear these concerns for the Patriot. We've been using it in our Wrangler TJ for four years without any problem. And for about a year [also] in our Cherokee TrailHawk. I think the key is to snug it in real good with the driver's seat so there isn't an opportunity for it to slide off to one side. We are quite pleased with ours. \ken
PS. We have not experienced the loss of communication between the toad and the dash control/monitor unit, either. Hope I am not jinxing anything!
Ken & Deb (WIT Club, FMCA, SKP, Harvest Hosts, and grateful volunteers with SOWERs)
2005 Winnebago Vectra 40FD w/400ISL and Allison 3000MH on Freightliner's Evolution chassis, Onan QD7500, 1000w Renogy solar, BlueOx tow gear, and 2015 Cherokee TrailHawk toad.