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2007 Jeep Patriot repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (28%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

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

Other (8%)

Chart based on 144 repairs.

2007 Jeep Patriot repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (33%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 54 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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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT FWD

Jeep Patriot in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2007 - May 2011
May 2007

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 
Dec 2010

22940 mi
Replaced both front end Lower Control Arms and Outer Tierods - Ball Joints were loose. 
May 2011

24180 mi
Small leak in heavy rains at grommet where rear window washer hose comes out of car body. Silicone applied around grommet for second time; this repair lasts for about 2 years max before new silicone sealant is required. Rear dome light damaged from leak - part needed to be replaced - done under extended warranty 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Patriot in Oregon, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

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 
Jeep Patriot in California, United States
Jul 2007 - Sep 2015
Sep 2007

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 The vehicle squeaks in the front end area when going over bumps. Started doing so at about 2000 miles. Service guy says that's "normal." Online forum shows that other owners of the 4x4 off-road package have same issue: may be related to the particular sho 
May 2008

23000 mi
The steering is making a clunking noise, and it feels strange. I suspect the rack and pinion. The mechanic said he couldn't replicate it, it operates as normal :( Exterior door bumpguard warped, needed replacement. A stud on one of the wheels had apparently broke off. They replaced it - nice, since they could have made an argument that it was due to abuse or something. :) 
Jun 2008

24000 mi
I asked service consultant to take a drive in my Patriot to hear the steering noise. He said it is only the turn signal reset switches making some clicking. I asked if they can stop it and he basically said no. 
Dec 2008

35000 mi
Ticking sound from steering column. Mechanic first said he couldn't hear it - he later admitted he has a hearing problem from all the shop equipment ( duh..). They said they can't fix it, that it's mechanically fine. 
Mar 2009

39000 mi

US $394
Water leaked into cab from map lights. Dealer said it was bad seal on sunroof, so much water it couldn't drain away fast enough. Replaced seal. Could have been there entire time, cause it hardly ever rains here. 
Jan 2010

61700 mi
Sunroof leaking. Did last year, had it repaired but it started leaking again. The checked it out for free during 60k service, said they found some blockage of drain canals. We will see. 
Jun 2010

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. 
Mar 2011

88000 mi

US $240
Could not remove key. Mechanic determined that the key itself was worn out. Had to replace it and its remote at the same time, as they are integrated. 
Jul 2011

96000 mi

US $475
Replaced two broken motor mounts. 
Dec 2011

104000 mi
Strange, intermittent knocking sound in engine compartment/front suspension when accelerating from dead stop. Technician could not hear problem consistently enough to isolate, suggested I return later in day when problem's louder. 
Jan 2012

105000 mi
Odd clicking/rattling noise when accelerating from stop, disappears above about 15mph. Unknown exactly what is causing it. 
Jun 2012

117000 mi

US $400
Bad tie rods, resulting in very strange and prominent knocks and squeaks. Engine mount was bad. Replaced. 
Feb 2013

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. 
Jun 2013

138000 mi

US $600
Rack and pinion replacement due to seals going bad and leaking. 
Sep 2013

145000 mi

US $208
Replaced both steering wheel radio controls. 
Dec 2013

150000 mi

US $100
Fuel system 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. 
Mar 2014

154000 mi
Transmission and engine mounts Bearing was going out. 
Feb 2015

175000 mi

US $875
Three engine mounts replaced. 
Jun 2015

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 CVT AWD

Jeep Patriot in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2015
Dec 2007

10000 mi
Water infiltration through rear dome light. Dealer examined vehicle and determined that water was leaking past Sirius satellite radio antenna. Removed and resealed. Problem has not returned. 
Mar 2008

15000 mi
Rear dome light water leak returned a few months after initial repair. Dealership attempted another repair -- appears to be more effective than previous one. 
May 2010

49000 mi

US $65
Rear brake rotor scored due to worn out pad. Replaced both sets of pads, right rear rotor. 
Jun 2010

51000 mi

US $515
Lower front ball joints were severely worn. I contact Chrysler customer service for partial coverage of repair due to manufacturing defect. Chrysler authorized goodwill assistance with repair. Lubricated caliper sliders and replaced front brake pads. 
Dec 2011

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. 
Aug 2012

75000 mi

US $500
Stock exhaust replaced, cat-back. 
Jeep Patriot in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

4000 mi
Turn off the horn on lock since the instructions in the owners manual do not work. 
Aug 2007

5867 mi
Reprogram PCM for a sluggishness from a stop. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Jeep Patriot in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
Jul 2007

10000 mi
Gear shifter does not seat all the way into 3rd and 4th gears randomly. Because it does not seat into gear fully the gears grind when the clutch is let out and then the shifter falls back to the nuetral position. Dealer believes there is a problem but Rear lift gate wasn't flush with the left rear body panel when shut. Dealer made adjustment - looks good. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Jeep Patriot in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2008 - Sep 2015
Apr 2008

15500 mi
Clutch pedal had persistent squeak. Covered by warranty and TSB. Needed only lithium grease. 
Jun 2008

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. 
Feb 2013

60120 mi

C $300
CV joints needed replacement. 
Aug 2013

66180 mi

C $900
Brake work on all 4 brakes: rorors, etc. 
Mar 2014

68820 mi

C $290
Replaced leaking seals. 
Jun 2014

70060 mi

C $900
Ball joints were worn. 
Jeep Patriot in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

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

Jeep in Texas, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

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. 
May 2008

22000 mi

US $10
Replaced failing/weak horn with more powerful air horns. 
Jun 2008

23000 mi
Defective 6x9 speakers Window motor. 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4-door

4-cylinder CVT AWD

Jeep in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

1860 mi
Satellite radio did not work properly. No sound out of right speakers. Replaced radio which did not fix problem. 
Jul 2007

3720 mi
Try to fix satellite radio, sound out of one side only 
Aug 2007

4340 mi
Ordered again. 
Sep 2007

5580 mi
Fixed radio (after five repair trips) 
Sep 2008

15500 mi
Trim damage 

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2007 Jeep Patriot Repair Histories

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