8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$830
Average Mileage:
67,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace the water pump (1 reports)
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problem #1

Jan 152014

Patriot Sport 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

Besides the knocking noise made when the heater or AC turns on- which I can deal with as long as it blows ( and this car does BLOW)- and the transmission now slipping...I've nearly overheated twice having to replace the water pump both times. Because the damn thing has 2 thermostats they have to replace both, making the cost of repair double what it should be. A 2 year old car should not be having this many issues.

Why can't they just make a decent machine that lasts 4-5 years?! I'm so tired of piss-poor efforts and the churning out of crap that can't stand the test of standard driving on regular high ways. jeeps tout to be made tough, to be outdoorsy types! This stupid ass thing can't even last on regular roads, heaven forbid I drove on gravel or dirt for a week! I long for the days when I can create my own car and print the damn parts on my 3-D printer. So frustrating to pay thousands of dollars and continue to pay for repairs - even when you treat the vehicle well and maintain it correctly. Really auto manufacturers?! Listen to your customers and lets do some analysis before you dump the shiniest turd on a market that is already fed up with your stinky crap.

- n8tdog, Oklahoma City, OK, USA