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2009 Jeep Patriot repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (37%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 106 repairs.

2009 Jeep Patriot repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (33%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 33 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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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Patriot in Great Britain
Jan 2010 - May 2010
Apr 2010

4000 mi
Creaking coming from control arm bushes 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Patriot in Maryland, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2014
Aug 2010

12000 mi
Water coming into vehicle through front dome light assembly after steady rain. 
Mar 2011

19000 mi
Leaks at the front dome light and passenger front pilar due to clogged water drain tube in sunroof. Dealer mechanic used compressed air at drain tube opening to clear and recommended routine cleaning of water collection tray inside sunroof. 
Jeep Patriot in British Columbia, Canada
May 2009 - Oct 2015
Aug 2010

21700 mi
Passenger Front Power Window not working. Cause by window motor being jammed into regulator. Ordered new window motor & regulator (not in dealer inventory)arrived next day & repaired. 
May 2011

31118 mi
Replace rear cargo cover, as the handle broke off. Replaced with new cargo cover, under warranty. 
May 2015

82700 mi

C $1900
Changed out alternator due to noise from drive pulley. Changed out L & R Lower Arm as ball joints are worn. 
Oct 2015

88040 mi

C $20
Front Map light leaking water onto dash. Checked sunroof drain tubes & found the left side drain was blocked. Used compressed air to blow out blockage and water tested. Seems to have fixed the issue. 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Patriot in Puerto Rico
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

278 mi
WARRANTY REPAIR. I took the Patriot in because of a broken backrest adjustment lever (front passenger side). Dealer gave no hassles. Only issue was they didn't have it in my vehicle's color. Am waiting for new part to come in. Will advise. 
Jeep Patriot in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - May 2014
Aug 2010

19000 mi
poor fuel economy, excessive vibration, stalling, shifting rough 
Sep 2010

20000 mi
Same problem, rough idle, poor fuel milage, stalling, hesitation 
May 2014

54000 mi

US $725
both thermostats and housing were replaced following a report of vehicle overheating while standing still 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Patriot in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2009 - Mar 2011
May 2010

8680 mi
Noise (loud clunk) in the rear suspension at passenger side. Dealer check the suspension, everything is OK ...but the noise is still present. Replace a right rear toe link. Repair is OK 
Jeep Patriot in New Brunswick, Canada
Nov 2008 - Jul 2013
Dec 2008 Water leakage during rainstorm into the vehicle, through rear tailgate washer hose grommet. Well-known problem for this model. re-sealed following manufacturer directives. 
Dec 2012

16740 mi

C $200
Right side front LCA (Lower Control Arm) had to be replaced due to the ball joint was discovered as shot. In new vehicles no way to replace ball joint, so the entire LCA assembly has to be replaced. Replaced with aftermarket LCA (cheaper). 
May 2013

18380 mi
Entire driveshaft assembly has been replaced under powertrain warranty due to rubber boot defect. 
Jeep Patriot in Vermont, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2014
Aug 2009

309 mi
Windshield replaced Rock cracked it on highway,The replacement is better than the original he put a raised seal on the upper part. 
Mar 2010

7000 mi
Had The oil changed and fixed the ESP(does not turn all the way off)problem per TSB.Dealer knew nothing of the TSB I had a copy computer flashed no problems. 
Nov 2013

36000 mi

US $300
Lower end ball joint. 
Dec 2013

36000 mi

US $250
Tie rods  
Jul 2014

40000 mi
Uneaven wear bare metal on one pad on one wheel 2ed time replacing less than 6months 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Jeep Patriot in Montana, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2010
May 2010

13000 mi
Boot around manual shifter developed a tear. 
Jeep Patriot in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2015
Dec 2009

5000 mi
Transmission ground while going in reverse 
Mar 2011

14000 mi
Headlights/turn signal/wipers would stop functioning until battery unplugged. Multifunction switch replaced. 
Aug 2011

17000 mi
Turn signal and headlights unreliable. Replaced instrument cluster. Problem back in 1 week. found issue with connector, rebuild connected and rerouted wires 
Sep 2014

38000 mi

US $100
Failed state inspection due to lower control arm Tailgate struts would not move tailgate all the way up 
Oct 2014

38700 mi

US $140
Alternator seized and caused serp belt to shear 
Jan 2015

41000 mi
battery died and had to be replaced 

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2009 Jeep Patriot Repair Histories

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