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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 (12%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 553 repairs.

Jeep Patriot engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 53 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

2000 mi I received a check engine light one morning while I was driving to work. During the drive (approximately 45 miles), the check engine light went away and it did not return. 

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2011 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

55180 mi Issue with the electronic throttle control which had created a warning light along with engine check light. Results in a stutter in engine performance. No engine codes recorded and issue not resolved. 

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2011 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

160000 mi New replacement transmission had same problem as old transmission. This trip the wiring harness for the transmission was replaced. 

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2010 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

71300 mi

C $1200
Main Computer needed to be replaced 
45880 mi

C $800
Some kind of electrical module had to be replaced due to corrosion. The car would not start because of it. Cost $800 to replace the module. 

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2010 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

80600 mi

C $400
Check engine light was on, purge valve and EVAP canister vent valve replaced. 

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2010 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

47120 mi

C $100
Engine light came on. Traced to fuel fume recovery system. Tech cleaned the fuel filler neck tube of rust and applied dielectric grease. If engine light comes back again, will need to replace fuel filler neck $500 
73780 mi

C $828
Intake manifold control runner stuck closed. replaced intake manifold 

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2010 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

43000 mi

US $160
Accelerator broke and detached during driving. I think many people would have required a tow. By pushing on the 'nub' that remained and using the cruise control, I was able to drive it to the dealership. Dealer replaced entire gas pedal assembly. 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

19000 mi poor fuel economy, excessive vibration, stalling, shifting rough 
20000 mi Same problem, rough idle, poor fuel milage, stalling, hesitation 
54000 mi

US $725
both thermostats and housing were replaced following a report of vehicle overheating while standing still 
17980 mi I had the check engine light come on. The jeep showed rough idle at times. I checked with a code reader and found a "misfire on cylinder 1." I reset the code and the engine light then went out. Dealer later replaced a spark plug. 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

7000 mi Had The oil changed and fixed the ESP(does not turn all the way off)problem per TSB.Dealer knew nothing of the TSB I had a copy computer flashed no problems. 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

65700 mi

US $500
The car would run rough & if cold the engine would cut out around 3k to 3.5k rpm's. A local mechanic tried but then recommended I go to the dealer. They had to do many diagnostic tests and finally found it to be a solenoid in the exhaust. 
22940 mi ESP could not be turned fully off, only partially off. TSB and computer reflash. Everythings OK now. 
62600 mi

C $246
Car would not start. Starter relay was corroded and started wasn't getting any power. 
60760 mi

C $100
Replace water pump. 
62700 mi

US $275
Vehicle was sputtering. Dealer replaced spark plugs and cleaned throttle body. It still had issues after leaving the shop- seems to have resolved with new tank of fuel. Dealer wanted to replace throttle body. 

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2008 Jeep Patriot

Engine not specified

72960 mi ENGINE LIGHT NEVER SWITCHES OFF 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

28000 mi Reflashed to fix incorrectly functioning "ESP OFF" switch. 
63240 mi

C $350
Throttle body failed. Replaced with a new one. 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

200000 mi

US $400
crank position sensor was bad 
17000 mi Engine runs harder 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

75300 mi

US $675
Electronic Throttle Control problem - 3 different Jeep dealers could not figure out the problem. Searched the problem on internet - many Jeep Patriot owners had the same unsolvable problem. 
77000 mi elec throttle control 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

152000 mi

US $1500
Clutch replacement 
108000 mi

US $650
Had to replace the PCM 
61000 mi

US $224
Wireless control harness failed, thus immobilizing the car. Would not start. Not covered under lifetime powertrain warranty. 
3100 mi Transmission sensor defect (grinding when in 3rd gear) 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

48140 mi

C $500
Oil pan rusted, causing oil leak. 
77000 mi

US $752
Fan relay 
84500 mi

US $725
car was bucking...no computer code generated...turned out to be throttle plate...replaced all is well 
105000 mi

US $150
MIL generated a code that gas cap was loose...tests showed no lose cap...problem went away, has since returned 
123700 mi

US $2300
Clutch replaced, lining wore out at 124,000 miles. 
137000 mi Rod bad in engine. dealer wanted $4900 for repair. I traded Jeep in. 
19000 mi Some Patriots built in early 08 would not show ESP full off in the display. The TSB calling for a new programming flash cures this problem. 
25000 mi PCM board replacement. 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

76000 mi Car has routinely stalled about once/month, sometimes more. Pull up to a stoplight, idles strangely, engine shuts off, electronics stay on. Taken it to dealership & other shops numerous times over the last 1.5yrs. No one can figure it out. 

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2007.5 Jeep Patriot 4dr Wagon

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

35960 mi

A $400
Issue with engine trans.Complained 12 months into warranty.Car hesitates to move when accelling. Dangerous especially in heavy traffic. Fear tail end or T-bone collision. Now 2 years out of warranty. Still no fix. Dealer now unhelpful. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

49000 mi

£100
Overfuelling injector. Injector ultrasonically cleaned. Fuel cam timing is out unable to correct due to inadequacies of Jeep diagnostic software Failed tandem pump 
60000 mi

£208
Changed faulty injector wiring loom using original VW parts (the motor in this car is manufactured by VW) 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT FWD

50000 mi

US $3300
Fried wiring harness to the TCM causing the Catalytic Converter to block and fail. 
620 mi Engine check light came on; error code P0741. Told by shop mgr. it was false alarm, system reset. Engine light came on again after picking up vehicle. Went right back to dealer and dropped off. P0741 -Bad sensor-circuit board replaced this time. Due to this and bad repaint job service mgr. retired rather than get fired - this was the last half-ass "re 
28000 mi Had CVT software updated as suggested by a Chrysler TBS. Jeep really drove fine before, however, got it done before factory warranty expired. Hard to tell if it helped much, but did get a mileage bost of 1 to 2 mpg. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

63000 mi

US $100
FLUID LEAK-ENGINE---THERMOSTAT HOUSING SEAL/GASKET LEAKING BETWEEN HEAD AND HOUSING. INSTALLED NEW SEAL AND THERMOSTAT PURGED AIR FROM SYSTEM PROBLEM FIXED. 
6000 mi Couldn't calibrate the compass to the correct zone. Turns out it wasn't recognizing the car in park (a requirement to set the settings) unless you removed the key and reinserted it and turned on the ignition, which apparently 'reset' it. Zone is now set f 
96000 mi

US $475
Replaced two broken motor mounts. 
117000 mi

US $400
Engine mount was bad. Replaced. 
150000 mi

US $100
Fuel system 
154000 mi Transmission and engine mounts 
175000 mi

US $875
Three engine mounts replaced. 
178000 mi

US $1650
Intake manifold runner control (IMRC) replacement. Exhaust manifold/catalytic converter O2 sensor. 
89900 mi

C $80
Change spark plugs. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD

60700 mi

US $150
fuel pump replaced 
62300 mi

US $335
Intake control valve lit up the check engine light. Replaced valve. 
75000 mi

US $500
Stock exhaust replaced, cat-back. 
94000 mi

US $750
Code P2004 intake manifold rudder stuck open, there is a TSB for it. Dealer was able to repair the part instead of replacing the entire manifold which made repair cheaper 
148000 mi

US $353
Exhaust manifold rudder stuck open 
50220 mi Check engine light (MIL) - constant, not flashing (means jeep is driveable). Dealer detected code P0455 - EVAP SYSTEM LARGE LEAK. Reason: bad Evaporative System Integrity Monitor (ESIM). Reason: salt on the roads. ESIM is cheap - about $15. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

62500 mi

US $50
Electronic throttle control box broke and I lost control of the car. System needed to be replaced. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

43000 mi

US $460
Fuel pump had a burnt terminal, part was replaced. 
76000 mi

US $95
intake actuator stuck in bank one 
99000 mi

US $900
Fuel filler neck leak due to rust causing check engine light to be on 
16740 mi Fuel cap light would not go off. Repeated shutoff & flashing did not fix it. Replace of computer module did not fix it either. A corroded wire in the fender was at fault. 
91140 mi

C $4000
Clutch had to be replaced. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

3000 mi Car stalled & wouldn't stay running for more than 5 seconds on subsequest starts. No codes set. Dealer could not duplicate. Possibly related to immobilzer reader located in the steering column or the throttle body. We have to wait for it to happen again. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

114300 mi

US $100
Reset computer for check engine light codes jeep in shop for same check engine light issue - needs new intake manifold - warranty company will not pay for a new one only used. 

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