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Jeep Patriot repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (33%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (7%)

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Jeep Patriot electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

43000 mi

US $320
Wire harness open circuit causing check engine light and break switch sensor malfunction. 

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2010 Jeep Patriot

Engine not specified

8060 mi Power outlet not functioning, dealer replaced module. 
15500 mi Also had hood latch replaced. Faulty sensor was saying hood ajar. Fixed under warranty 

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2010 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD w/low range

496 mi Brake lights would stay on, even with the car not running.  

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2010 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

54700 mi

US $100
Bad battery and alternator. One might have caused the other to go bad. Alt. was under lifetime warrantee. 
71000 mi Display for temp. not working. 
17360 mi they finally painted my bumpers. now the navigation unit stopped working has hap-end before but kept fixing its self i guess this time i got it in when it was frozen. they are replacing it  

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2010 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

24780 mi low tire pressure light on all the time 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD w/low range

21700 mi Passenger Front Power Window not working. Cause by window motor being jammed into regulator. Ordered new window motor & regulator (not in dealer inventory)arrived next day & repaired. 
82700 mi

C $1900
Changed out alternator due to noise from drive pulley. 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

51000 mi Rear Passenger Side Window randomly stays open and won't close...suddenly closed 10 miles into the trip with a Toddler- we haven't opened it since. Extended warranty does not cover- just like the leak...will get rid of this car~ 
77000 mi

US $500
alternator needed rebuilding 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

6200 mi warranty replace factory radio 
62000 mi

C $107
Interior instrument panels flashing on and off randomly when the headlights are on.Diagnostic test run but unable to determine actual cause. No repair made. 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

42000 mi

US $110
Replaced battery 
80000 mi

US $481
a lot of noise was alternator clutch fixed it noise stop 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

14000 mi Headlights/turn signal/wipers would stop functioning until battery unplugged. Multifunction switch replaced. 
17000 mi Turn signal and headlights unreliable. Replaced instrument cluster. Problem back in 1 week. found issue with connector, rebuild connected and rerouted wires 
38700 mi

US $140
Alternator seized and caused serp belt to shear 
41000 mi battery died and had to be replaced 
18000 mi The ESP/BAS light came on. They replace an electrical part in the steering wheel, the "clockspring". Left the car in the morning at the dealer, and at 16h00, everything was done with a new part. 
80000 mi Cd player would not eject cd and wouldn't play correctly. 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

45000 mi

US $100
Dealer said Alternator was worn 

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2008 Jeep Patriot

Engine not specified

49600 mi Unable to go out of first gear and engine light on. They tested it, thought it was a faulty mother board. Replaced,drove home, next day same problem. Diagnosed as faulty wire. Wiring signalled car to go into... 
5000 mi Security alarm kept sounding. Could not cancel via key fob or by starting car. Car still started but alarm still sounded. 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD w/low range

3100 mi Burned out rt rear lamp bulb. 
20000 mi Driver side tail light burned out. 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

2000 mi Driver's side window exhibited grinding noise. 
3000 mi Sunroof leaked. 
130000 mi

US $450
Whining sound coming from engine bay, which varied with RPM (not speed)...isolated to the Alternator, replaced, now runs like new. 
8680 mi Cruise control stopped working. 
142000 mi

US $360
the clutch on the accessory belt was worn out and loud, replaced belt and alternator 
70000 mi Heavy grinding noise, bad bearing in alternator. Replaced at no charge (and it's a used vehicle.) 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

500 mi Defective fan replaced 
12000 mi

US $100
A/C blower making noise (required cleaning); A/C duct came loose and fell out (required reattachment) 
89000 mi TPM system registering wrong tires. Issue only involved the passenger side tires at first. Dealer tried to fix, all four tires were mixed up. Brought it back, they couldn't duplicate. 
23500 mi blinker switch failed and was replaced 
49300 mi

US $250
would not shift into gear from park. Brake sensor malfunction 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

123000 mi

US $695
Starter went out (second time in 3 years). Cost included tow 
137000 mi

US $150
Dead battery, but it presented itself as electrical problems. CD changer was trying to flip CDs. Keyfob was acting odd and thought there might be other problems. 
54100 mi the rear driver window raiser was defective , the window was raisng just halfway 
77500 mi

C $60
Changed ac/heater blower motor 
34000 mi Heating ductwork under passenger side dash came loose. 
65000 mi

US $63
Rear wiper working intermittingly, they traced it to a fuse, replaced - also got oil change while there 
23000 mi HVAC drain tube plugged. 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

10540 mi My first repair in 21 months. The 4wd! Espbas and Traction control light was on, the 4x4 did not work. Dealer found multiple open circuits it was traced to a damaged wiring harness under the drivers carpet. Repaired the wiring harness. Jeep is fine. 
14880 mi replaced tpim module but check engine light came back on before leaving the dealer. Took it back in and found electrical wire short in the harness going over the drivers side fender. Repaired within 2 hours and okay since. 
10000 mi Would not start, replaced module. 
100000 mi

US $600
Replaced alternator 
27456 mi Replace headlight switch. Covered by Warranty. 
50000 mi

US $150
Blown "ignition source" fuse kept car from cranking and starting. 
16000 mi Starter stayed engaged after starting the engine and destroyed itself. Replacement starter did the same less than a month later. 
27000 mi bad wire harness 
75000 mi

US $150
Battery worn out. 
148800 mi

C $1200
alternator seized.  

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

74500 mi

US $602
Bearings worn out in alternator. Replaced alternator. 
38820 mi The heater/AC blower motor was noisy and was replaced by the dealer under warranty.  
46000 mi

US $243
Rear passenger window would not go up, unable to access from passenger door, unable to access from driver window console. Rear windows hardly used, NO KIDS. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD w/low range

6000 mi The Electronic Throttle Control ("ETC") warning light came on after driving continuously for 225 miles. No noticeable effect on driving. Shut off the engine for 5 minutes, restarted it, light did not come back on. Took it to the dealership's service depar 
70000 mi nav-radio display gone nuts. Radio still works, just corrupted display, unreadable. Dealer says they don't repair, just replace (for over $2000). Looking for repair shop. 
131500 mi

US $180
Jeep had stalled twice. Was also getting an unusual Tire Pressure Monitoring System error. Dealer found battery was barely working. Replaced. This is the third battery in 5.5 years. 
145000 mi

US $208
Replaced both steering wheel radio controls. 
150000 mi

US $100
Replaced battery two months ago: this is fifth battery in vehicle in little over six years. Had mechanic look for any issues; he said alternator is pumping correct voltage. 
154000 mi Bearing was going out. 
5500 mi Loose connection in wiring harness preventing turn signals, headlights, horn, and wipers from operating. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD

108500 mi

C $700
big noise from alternator and not charging battery 
72000 mi

US $275
Rear left window was repeatedly raised and lowered during freezing temperatures. This action damaged the window regulator. Dealer replaced regulator and performed inspection for lifetimie powertrain warranty contract. 
101680 mi

C $1000
Starter relay and battery 
64000 mi TPMS comes on with tires are ok pressures nothing could get it to read the tires in the right position or not bring up the display at startup. Repair is replacing a $375 computer to see if that works 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

12000 mi All brake lights were not working - a wire that was not secured properly upon assembly within the steering column has worked loose and disconnected. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

22000 mi

US $10
Replaced failing/weak horn with more powerful air horns. 
23000 mi Defective 6x9 speakers Window motor. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4-door

4-cylinder CVT AWD

1860 mi Satellite radio did not work properly. No sound out of right speakers. Replaced radio which did not fix problem. 
3720 mi Try to fix satellite radio, sound out of one side only 
4340 mi Ordered again. 
5580 mi Fixed radio (after five repair trips) 

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