pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
44,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace tie rod and rear control arm (1 reports)
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problem #1

Jul 252016

Patriot SM 2.5L L4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,481 miles

In 50 years of ownership of new and used cars, I have never experienced a broken tie rod! Tires were ruined as well. I believe that these were cheap foreign made parts, and, given the amount of similar complaint on various Chrysler products, the problem is likely to happen again. It is dangerous and potentially life threatening! Chrysler should stand behind the failure of such a vital part at such an early mileage!

The car is registered in my wife's name, Janice L Forster, who has owned a Jeep Cherokee prior to this.

- Robert T., Pittsburgh, PA, US