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Jeep Patriot Engine Problems and Repair Histories

360 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Jeep Patriot. 70 of these members (19.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 47 engine repairs to Jeep Patriots--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Jeep Patriot problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Jeep Patriot problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Jeep Patriot problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Jeep Patriot repairs by problem area

14% of the Jeep Patriot repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 32% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 341 repairs.

Jeep Patriot engine repair cost distribution

Of the Jeep Patriot engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 46% between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 39 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Jeep Patriot Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Patriot in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
17000 0 Engine runs harder 
47000  

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Jeep Patriot in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 0    
61000 224 Wireless control harness failed, thus immobilizing the car. Would not start. Not covered under lifetime powertrain warranty. 
 
Jeep Patriot in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
3100 0 Transmission sensor defect (grinding when in 3rd gear) 
86180  

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Jeep Patriot in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 4000    
19000 0 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

Jeep Patriot in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 0    
28000 0 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. 
136000  
Jeep Patriot in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 0    
620 0 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

Jeep Patriot in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 3000    
6000 0 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 475 Replaced two broken motor mounts. 
117000 400 Engine mount was bad. Replaced. 
150000 100 Fuel system 
154000  

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Jeep Patriot in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 14880    
16740 0 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. 
68820  

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Jeep in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 1000    
3000 0 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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