hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,866 miles

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problem #6

Sep 102012

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
While driving vehicle, Patriot began to make a weird noise and when braking on any incline the brake pedal would fell as though it was bouncing and you could hear a ticking noise from passenger front area of car. Shortly after the ABS/traction control light came on. After having the car scanned at a local shop, it wasn't reading what was wrong. They reset computer and after driving over 20mph, the lightscame back on. I recently took it into a local mechanic shop where they analyzed the computer system and brake system. The back right passenger tire ABS sensor had failed and needs replaced along with the lower control arms and ball joints on the front right side estimating cost to fixes around $1000 for a car with 57,500 miles now.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #5

Jan 142013


  • 39,453 miles
The left front lower control arm needs to be replaced due to a worn ball joint. This was diagnosed by the Jeep dealer. The vehicle has 39453 miles on it and this is premature wear. It appears this is a common problem on this and 2 other similar Chrysler built cars. If the ball joint separates, control of the vehicle would be lost.

- Westminster, MD, USA

problem #4

Oct 102012


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The contact was driving approximate Y 40 mph when the transmission emitted an abnormal noise as the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and resume as normal. In addition, the rear end of the vehicle began to shake continuously. The failure recurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on six occasions for the failure. The technician advised the contact that the central computer system needed to be updated. The vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic for a second opinion and the mechanic advised that the rear lower control arm, PCV and the power train module would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 262012

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 37,449 miles
Right lower control arm needed replacement at just over 37,000 miles. The left lower control arm was replaced previously at 28,000 miles. In 50 years, I've never owned a car that needed to have the control arms replaced this quickly. Seems like this is a design defect that ought to be corrected by Chrysler.

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 272012


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that she heard a noise in the front passenger side tire. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who informed her that the ball joints and upper and lower control arms needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 42,000.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 312011


  • 23,246 miles
I had to replace the front ball joints on my 2007 Jeep and it cost me over $700. My car is 4 months past factory warranty and only has 23,000 miles. I feel Jeep should pay for this repair as the ball joints should not fail after only 23,000 miles

- Chittenango , NY, USA