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Jeep Patriot repairs by problem area

Chart based on 502 repairs.

Jeep Patriot engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 48 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

17000 mi Engine runs harder 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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

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. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT FWD

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. 
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 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

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. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

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. 

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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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Jeep Patriot Engine Problems

422 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Jeep Patriot. 48 of these members (11.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 66 engine repairs to Jeep Patriots--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Jeep Patriot problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.