pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
52,200 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace ball joint (4 reports)
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problem #4

Aug 262017


  • Manual transmission
  • 55,923 miles

Car was swerving all over the road, lost all traction control. Car was unable to drive faster than 20km/h as there was absolutely zero control. Traction control light was on. Had to take to suspension specialist.

- Lisa D., Newcastle, Australia

problem #3

Jan 172016


  • Manual transmission
  • 43,496 miles

First of two ball joint problems. Can't remember the issues I was experiencing in order to get it looked at.

- Lisa D., Newcastle, Australia

problem #2

Jun 052017

Patriot North Edition 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,351 miles

After multiple suspension issues(among other issues - see other complaints ), this is the latest one to pop up. Spent over $5,000 in 2 months, draining all my accounts, as I pay off this stupid lemon and it's added costs.

Claim it's "the pot holes" and/or "My driving"... which I assure is not the problem. Don't have the money to be driving my cars rough and hard. I baby this thing to avoid these costs.

Stay away from these vehicles. Pay the extra money on the purchase price to end up with something reliable. This car is breaking the bank. It's marketed as a 4x4 but it's just a Dodge Caliber with a 4WD option.

Too bad as they are nice looking cars and misleadingly affordable.

- fsarah, Nelson, BC, Canada

problem #1

Sep 032015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

My mechanic says ball joint problems are a common issue for Jeep Patriots because it's essentially a Jeep body on a Neon chassis. What a lemon.

- Laura T., La Grange, US