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2008 Jeep Patriot repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (34%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

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

Other (6%)

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2008 Jeep Patriot transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (43%)

Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Jeep Patriot

Engine not specified

80000 mi

US $890
one day would start but couldn't move shifter,dashboard out,door locks out,wind wipers out,they they said it was the PDU or the fuse box module. Have to take back to fix it war. company said will not cover 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

36000 mi Grinding noise in drive train when driving at crawl speeds (as in a parking lot) when speeding up/slowing. Dealer "tightened a heat shield" which they said solved the problem, but it made no difference. Still have "lifetime" warranty so we'll see. 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

41000 mi transmisson failure - replaced with new transmission 
66000 mi transimission failure - replace 
3000 mi Would not go into 4X4. Took to dealer and turned out to be a bad factory splice that came loose. Fixed under warranty 
85000 mi Transmission failed, replaced under warranty. Been complaining about whining noise for 2yrs, brought it to 3 different dealers. Always told issue can't be replicated. 5 hr drive home took 9, car kept self braking to 5mph every 30min. 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

192000 mi Drive shaft bearings 
15000 mi 5 speed manual transmission had a bad synchro. There was a service bulletin on it. The local dealer did an excellent job and only took two days repairing. 
4340 mi Changed transmission synchronizator. 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

92000 mi

US $50
Synchros stopped grabbing properly. Replaced transaxle fluid ahead of maint. interval. 
33480 mi Could not shift from 3rd to 4th gear. Common problem with syncros. 
34300 mi Manual transmission. Gear clash/grind, followed by 5th gear popping out. Transmission replacement pending. Took two weeks for repair. Manual Transmission issues common. Entire transmission replaced. 
27000 mi defective part in transmission, transmission replaced under warranty 
31000 mi transmission oil leak repaired 
8200 mi 3rd gear was grinding 
10000 mi Replace transmission. 
123700 mi

US $2300
Rear axle seals leaking 

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2008 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

52000 mi

US $4700
Do not go to AAMCO, and don't buy a Jeep Patriot. 
48340 mi Transmission developed a whining noise. Dealer replaced transmission under 5 year powertrain warranty. 

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