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2007 Jeep Patriot Problems and Repair Histories

2007 Jeep Patriot repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (29%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 154 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

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

Jeep Patriot in Great Britain
Mar 2015 - Apr 2016
Mar 2015

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 
Oct 2015

60000 mi

£600
Changed faulty injector wiring loom using original VW parts (the motor in this car is manufactured by VW) Replaced front control arms with Moog parts (previous parts were Jeep and lasted only 20,000 miles). Replaced upper rear lateral arms (bushes gone), toe links and strut bearings 
Apr 2016

68000 mi

£475
Front right strut leaking. Replaced both front struts, upper spring seats, upper & lower spring isolators, strut bearings. Faulty tie rod inner and outer. Replaced inner tie rods and tie rod ends on both sides 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT FWD

Jeep Patriot in Florida, United States
Apr 2007 - Sep 2012
Apr 2008

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. 
Apr 2011

104000 mi

US $500
Replaced bad driver side lower control arm/ball joint (one piece). Also replaced all 4 struts and tyres with all-wheel alignment. Total bill was $1300 and some change. Jeep drives like new! First major repair in 100,000 miles. 
Jeep Patriot in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Jan 2011
Oct 2010

45300 mi

US $500
Right and Left ball joint went bad. Also replaced Tie Rod Ends due to eminent failure. Also sway bar bushings. 
Jan 2011

50000 mi

US $3300
Fried wiring harness to the TCM causing the Catalytic Converter to block and fail. 
Jeep Patriot in Florida, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

32000 mi
sound coming from engine, dealer claimed it was nothing 
Sep 2009

34000 mi
still hearing engine noise dealer said it was tires, they checked the tires and said nothing was wrong. 
Dec 2009

46000 mi

US $180
car will not go into gear, both dealers where it was towed said it would require a new transmission 
Jan 2010

46000 mi

US $140
had transmission specialist look at the transmission and they said it was a internal defect transmission would need to be replaced that Chrysler would not sell parts for the repair. 
Feb 2010

46000 mi

US $540
as required by Chrysler it had to be taken to a chrysler dealership, Dealership said they could try to changed the control modular but that did not work and again I was told Transmission has to be replaced, 
Mar 2010

46000 mi

US $1050
cvt transmission is unreliable I will not ever purchase another one, and will not ever purchase a jeep I no longer own this vehicle jeep would not help with any repairs nor would the dealer. 
Jeep Patriot in New York, United States
Apr 2014 - May 2014
May 2014

92000 mi

US $500
Tie rods every year, 8-10 months. Might as well schedule an appointment next year, maybe even by the end of the summer. Ball joint and tie rods same go. Warren tire ball joint life time warranty. 
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 Illinois, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2009

35000 mi
Tie Rod Ends, Replaced 
Dec 2009

79000 mi

US $142
Tire rod ends replace, alignment 
Jan 2010

82000 mi

US $303
lifetime warranty, rear differential, front differential seals, right front ball joint(only come on control arm) right rear upper lateral link 
Jeep Patriot in Ohio, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2013
Apr 2010

43232 mi

US $58
Customer states check engine light on and vehicle will not go over 40 MPH. U1146 Lost Communication with External Memory Stored DTC. Test drove and could not duplicate No Problems Found at this time. Test drove vehicle 165 miles with no Check Engine Li 
Dec 2011

61000 mi

US $100
RF LOWER BALL JOINT (BAD) PASSENGERS SIDE FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT HAS EXCESSIVE MOVEMENT. REPLACED PASSENGERS SIDE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM & 2 WHEEL ALIGNMENT 
Feb 2012

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. 
Apr 2013

73000 mi

US $109
Customer states Transmission fluid leaking- Inspected and found the left front axle seal leaking. Replaced left front axle seal. Cleaned off area of leak and checked fluid level 
Jun 2013

75000 mi

US $150
Customer states finding grease on ground from front of vehicle. Right inner cv boot leaking and axle making noise. Replaced Right Axle Shaft 
Jeep Patriot in California, United States
Jul 2007 - Dec 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. 
Jeep Patriot in Oklahoma, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

2500 mi
Replace flapping seal at bottom of windshield 
Oct 2008

5500 mi
Loose connection in wiring harness preventing turn signals, headlights, horn, and wipers from operating. 
Nov 2008

5600 mi
TSB for rattling rear license plate. 
Jeep Patriot in Ohio, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

5000 mi
water leakage through back hatch into spare tire well. Replaced seal and replaced mat which was water damaged. 
Jeep Patriot in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2014 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

89900 mi

C $120
Change a wheel bearing 
Nov 2015

89900 mi

C $80
Change spark plugs. 
Jeep Patriot in Washington, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2012
Jan 2008

15000 mi
the battery and sunroof seal were faulty and replaced. this was covered under warranty so no cost was incurred 
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 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 CVT AWD

Jeep Patriot in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2014
Nov 2010

47000 mi

US $200
left ball joint,replaced control arm 
Apr 2011

51000 mi

US $50
front sway bar links 
Jan 2012

60700 mi

US $150
fuel pump replaced 
Feb 2013

72000 mi

US $200
right front contol arm and wheel bearing 
Jun 2013

73000 mi
engine cradle rusted and cracked at mounting bolt right side 
Dec 2013

78000 mi
4 wheel drive light on and not working 
Dec 2014

84000 mi

US $100
right rear hub assembly 
Jeep Patriot in Ohio, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

71000 mi

US $1700
Transfer case lost lubricant and was damaged. Needed complete replacement as repair not possible. 
Jeep Patriot in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2010 - May 2016
Sep 2010

37262 mi
Replaced Lower Control Arm passenger side. Replaced under warranty 
Nov 2010

37510 mi

C $115
Transmission cooler line leaking at radiator entrance. Chrysler part #68021174aa. Replaced by independent shop. 
Jul 2012

45886 mi
CVT transmission whistling. Replaced under warranty. Power Transfer Unit leaking after transmission repair. Seals and cover replaced. Repair done under warranty. 
Dec 2015

59520 mi

C $430
Both right and left tie rods needed to be replaced. Both left and right lower control arms need to be replaced. Worn ball joints and bushings. 
Jeep Patriot in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

49700 mi

US $350
Replacement with factory parts. 
Jeep Patriot in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
Nov 2010

94000 mi

US $1050
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 right rear wheel bearing had to be replaced 
Oct 2012

148000 mi

US $353
Both of the rear wheel bearings. I had to replace the front ones earlier Exhaust manifold rudder stuck open 
Jeep Patriot in New Brunswick, Canada
Mar 2010 - Mar 2012
Apr 2010

41540 mi
Right rear caliper replaced prior to delivery because a little rusted and not releasing well. 
May 2010

42160 mi
small leak from rear upper (central) brake light - apparently has not been tightened properly when previous owner replaced a bulb. fixed by dealer mechanic in a minute. 
Dec 2011

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. 
Jan 2012

50220 mi
rear right lateral link needed to be replaced due to bushings separating from the link. 
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 Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Mar 2016
Feb 2010

53320 mi

C $350
tie rod ends + alignment 
Apr 2011

70840 mi

C $1000
control arm bushings worn, had to replace entire arms. 
May 2014

101680 mi

C $900
left-front wheel, both joints had play. replaced arm and rod (they didn't want to replace just joints) also wheel not moving freely-brake maintenance necessary 
May 2015

108500 mi

C $700
big noise from alternator and not charging battery 
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. 
Jeep Patriot in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2007 - May 2015
Aug 2010

28000 mi
The Brake module would occasionally fail causing the transmission interlock to prevent shifting out of park. This could and was successfully over ridden by a manual over ride switch until the dealer could replace faulty module. 
Dec 2010

30000 mi

US $297
Tie rod end needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2012

41000 mi

US $761
Replaced both front struts which were leaking - mainly because of planned road trip. 
Jan 2013

47700 mi

US $1100
Needed to turn the front rotors and replace the brake pads Replace right front tie-rod end because it was starting to be loose 
Jul 2014

62300 mi

US $335
Intake control valve lit up the check engine light. Replaced valve. 
Jan 2015

64000 mi
TPMS comes on with tires are ok pressures nothing could get it to read the tires in the right position or not bring up the display at startup. Repair is replacing a $375 computer to see if that works 

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2007 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Jeep Patriot in Vermont, United States
Oct 2014 - Jan 2016
Nov 2014

62500 mi

US $50
Electronic throttle control box broke and I lost control of the car. System needed to be replaced. 
Apr 2015

72300 mi

US $1600
Significant rust to back brakes & rotors. Also caliper joint issues. They dismantled everything, replaced and cleaned. Also cleaned my front brakes at that point. There was an issue with the control arms being loose. They replaced all and also realigned my tires. 
Jan 2016

84000 mi

US $4000
Transmission bearing went bad. Made a low grinding noise on deceleration. It's an irreplaceable part so the entire transmission had to be replaced. 
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 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. 
Jeep Patriot in New York, United States
Nov 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

99000 mi

US $900
Fuel filler neck leak due to rust causing check engine light to be on Tie-rod end worn out rear break pads and rotors worn out 
Jeep Patriot in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2008 - May 2016
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. 
May 2016

91140 mi

C $4000
Clutch had to be replaced. 
Jeep Patriot in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2012
Feb 2012

65300 mi

US $115
Rattling in passenger door area. Dealer removed panel and cleaned debris out of area. Couldn't find source of rattle and the rattle has continued. 
Jeep Patriot in Vermont, United States
Jun 2012 - Oct 2014
Feb 2012

80000 mi

US $879
rear struts replaced; right front wheel bearing; alignment 
Aug 2012

88500 mi

US $455
The front tire rods needed to be replaced, and a alignment performed 
Jul 2013

98000 mi

US $950
Rear suspension failed almost completely.  Driver side door hinges broke with door in open position. 
Jul 2014

114700 mi
Front struts needed to be replaced 
Oct 2014

116000 mi

US $750
Steering rack failed needed to be replaced 
Jeep Patriot in Nova Scotia, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jul 2014
Jun 2013

62000 mi

C $500
The vehicle would stop driving on its own. Slip from D to N and brake. 
Dec 2013

71300 mi

C $1200
Bearing, strut, ball joint, tie rod all needed replacing front passenger side Main Computer needed to be replaced 
Jeep Patriot in Colorado, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

43000 mi

US $460
Fuel pump had a burnt terminal, part was replaced. 
Jan 2010

76000 mi

US $95
intake actuator stuck in bank one 

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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 automatic AWD

Jeep Patriot in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2012 - Feb 2013
Oct 2012

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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2007 Jeep Patriot 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 4WD

Jeep Patriot in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

110000 mi

US $550
Master Cylinder needed to be replaced after bumping into a curb. 

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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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