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Jeep Patriot Engine Problems

380 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Jeep Patriot. 43 of these members (11.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 56 engine repairs to Jeep Patriots--an average of 0.1 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.

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Chart based on 453 repairs.

Jeep Patriot engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 47 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   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   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 US $475 Replaced two broken motor mounts. 
117000   Engine mount was bad. Replaced. 
150000   Fuel system 
154000   Transmission and engine mounts 

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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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