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2009 Jeep Patriot repairs by problem area

Engine (11%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (38%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 130 repairs.
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2009 Jeep Patriot repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (51%)

Chart based on 102 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

Engine not specified

Jeep Patriot in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

46000 mi

US $243
Rear passenger window would not go up, unable to access from passenger door, unable to access from driver window console. Rear windows hardly used, NO KIDS. 

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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. Driver's side visor clip broke when extending visor; fracture has evidence of adhesive suggesting previously broken and sttempt to repair it. Notified customer service rep who followed up on the water leak; will replace at next oil change. 
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 - Apr 2016
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. 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

89340 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. 
Mar 2016

96100 mi

C $10
Front Map light again leaking water onto dash. Checked sunroof drain tubes & found this time the right side drain was blocked. Used compressed air to blow out blockage and water tested. Seems to have fixed the issue. 
Apr 2016

96100 mi

C $350
Rear Struts leaking oil. Changed out Sway Bar Bushings 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Patriot in Washington, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

51300 mi

US $846
Front ball joint failure found during inspection. Replaced both left and right lower control arms. 
Sep 2016

61000 mi

US $281
Left rear wheel speed sensor failed causing problems with ABS, traction control, stability program and cruise control. Repair cost shown here includes $140 diagnostic fee. 
Jeep Patriot in Maryland, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2017
Aug 2011

49000 mi
Tire pressure sender module replaced. Sensors are corroding from salt and breaking off when you try to add air to tire. At near 200.00 apiece, I decided to have all sensors replaced with regular rubber valve stems and live with the warning light. 
Jun 2013

68000 mi
Replaced Right and Left Bottom Control Arm Assembly which was covered by my extended warranty. Also had rear brake pads replaced at my cost. 
Apr 2017

101000 mi

US $300
Loose tie rod ends that prevented alignment. Replaced inner and outer tie rods. 
Jun 2017

103000 mi

US $300
replaced Alternator due to bearing noise. Air Conditioner Compressor needed to be removed to replace Alternator. 
Sep 2017

105000 mi

US $90
Lost power to A.C. Compressor, MIL code O2 sensor, Mil Code A.C. Compressor, and Mil Code for Intake Manifold. All problems were caused by a broken ground wire on G110 located by Alternator. 
Jeep Patriot in Puerto Rico
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

278 mi
Front passenger reclining lever was broken. 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 Missouri, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2015
Oct 2012

77000 mi

US $500
alternator needed rebuilding 
Dec 2015

108000 mi

US $375
Ball joints replaced. 
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 
Jeep Patriot in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jun 2010 - Jul 2013
Jun 2011

17980 mi
I had the check engine light come on. The jeep showed rough idle at times. I checked with a code reader and found a "misfire on cylinder 1." I reset the code and the engine light then went out. Dealer later replaced a spark plug. 
Jeep Patriot in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

51000 mi
Replaced lower control arm Water leaks through the Domelight during heavy rainstorms Rear Passenger Side Window randomly stays open and won't close...suddenly closed 10 miles into the trip with a Toddler- we haven't opened it since. Extended warranty does not cover- just like the leak...will get rid of this car~ 
Jeep Patriot in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jan 2016
Sep 2009

93 mi
Missing roof rack bar. Should be delivered in 2 weeks 
Sep 2014

55180 mi
Losing power for a split of second while driving ~100km/h 
Mar 2015

62000 mi

C $800000
Control Arms 
Jeep Patriot in Michigan, United States
Aug 2013 - Apr 2017
Sep 2013

73000 mi

US $600
ball joint 
Feb 2014

74600 mi

US $790
Replaced all four struts 
Apr 2017

109000 mi

US $600
right outer tie rod right front wheel bearing and right and left rear toe links 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Patriot in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - Apr 2014
Nov 2013

62000 mi

C $107
Interior instrument panels flashing on and off randomly when the headlights are on.Diagnostic test run but unable to determine actual cause. No repair made. 
Feb 2014

63020 mi

C $400
The tie-rod end was loose and needed to be replaced. 
Jeep Patriot in Washington, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2017
May 2017

88500 mi

US $225
Noise from engine was diagnosed as being a failing idler pulley. Standard procedure is to replace all three pulleys (idler x 2, tensioner) as a set, which was done. 
Sep 2017

90000 mi

US $500
Noise in front end diagnosed as failing left front axle bearing, which was replaced. 
Jeep Patriot in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2009 - Dec 2011
Oct 2009

6200 mi
warranty replace factory radio 
Jeep Patriot in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2015 - Apr 2017
Nov 2015

86840 mi

C $300
Design of Lower Control arm bushing is horrible and this is a real weakness in this otherwise great car. if you buy a patriot budget $600+ to replace the lower control arms which has the bushing pressed into it 
Apr 2017

99200 mi

C $50
replace front brake pads. Still in good shape after all these miles. 
Jeep Patriot in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2009 - Mar 2016
Jun 2013

35340 mi

C $1500
Nov 2014

42460 mi

C $900
control arm replacement 
Jeep Patriot in Missouri, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

20000 mi

US $23
Missing splash shield bolts. Traded car in on a new model. 
Jeep Patriot in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

16000 mi
Dealer-installed remote start malfunctioning 
Sep 2010

17000 mi
Ordered new wiring harness for remote start as selling dealer had installed harness incorrectly, causing alarm to go off when car was remote started while doors locked. 
Oct 2010

18000 mi
New wiring installed, repair successful. 
Dec 2010

19000 mi
Remote start malfunctioning again. Unclear what dealer did to resolve. 
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

18180 mi
Entire driveshaft assembly has been replaced under powertrain warranty due to rubber boot defect. 
Jeep Patriot in Texas, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2013
Jul 2012

28000 mi
Knocking noise heard under front of vehicle while steering over small bumps 
Aug 2012

28500 mi
Immediately after last trip, exact same symptoms were heard again. Returned with vehicle to dealer the next week. They kept it for 3 days and said they found a rock in the suspension and took it out (total BS). Symptom still exists. 
Jun 2013

34000 mi
Knocking noise heard under front of vehicle while steering over small bumps never fixed. Unclear exactly what it was. Seemed to be there when cold but not once warmed up. Very strange. 
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 switch(does not turn all the way off) problem per tsb. 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

36500 mi

US $300
Lower end ball joint. 
Dec 2013

36000 mi

US $250
Tie rods  
Jeep Patriot in Washington, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2017
Aug 2016

47000 mi

US $598
ball joints from factory were pressed in to control arm and thus both had to be replaced. Even after-market control arms had pressed in ball joints as is the same on many similar vehicles. This one was not taken off-road other than very few. 
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 North Carolina, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2012
Feb 2011

37000 mi
Sunroof leak 
Feb 2012

57100 mi
Replaced right rear wheel speed sensor 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Jeep Patriot in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Dec 2013
Apr 2011

13640 mi
Very annoying squeek noticed in rear suspension area it was repaired by lubricating to rear sway bar assembly. I suspect the sway bar had seized up because I now notice quite a difference in drive. I will remind them to check every visit. 
Jun 2011

14260 mi
Severe squeal from rear brake pads, drums. Was repaired but the problem continues. I will return the vehicle ASAP for repairs. 
Sep 2011

16120 mi
Rear sway-bar squeeks and goes away after dealer lubricates the area. Not sure why it has to be lubricated periodicaly. Also the original rear brake problem was corrected by turning down the brake drums. 
Apr 2013

25100 mi
Replaced worn "ball joint tie rod assembly on right wheel also replaced bushings in sway bar. Caused by pre-mature wear due to low kms.This repair was estimated at about $600 (no warranty)but Chrysler did a free good will repair. Great Stuf 
Nov 2013

29140 mi

C $700
Ongoing problem with balljointtie-rod wearing out. Replaced left assembly due to wear and knocking noise. Right side assembly was replaced previously. 
Jeep Patriot in Ohio, United States
Jun 2009 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

42000 mi

US $110
Replaced battery 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Jeep Patriot in Florida, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2014
May 2014

81000 mi
had a complete transmission rebuild at 62,000 miles under warranty 
Jul 2014

82800 mi

US $1700
new clutch and t/o bearing 
Oct 2014

87000 mi
currently a problem with the transmission that is being fixed under warranty. Also bad throw out bearing that is under 10,000 miles old 
Jeep Patriot in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2009 - Mar 2016
Aug 2010

17600 mi
The ESP/BAS light came on. They replace an electrical part in the steering wheel, the "clockspring". Left the car in the morning at the dealer, and at 16h00, everything was done with a new part. 
Jan 2011 ESP could not be turned fully off, only partially off. TSB and computer reflash. Everythings OK now. 
Mar 2011

24180 mi
Water was comming down from the sunroof into the front dome light. 
Oct 2011

34100 mi

C $250
Lots of suspension works to do: both front tabs (loose ball joints), front and rear link kit 
Mar 2013

52700 mi
Leaking sunroof cause water dripping down from the front dome light. 
Apr 2013

53300 mi

C $234
Water was leaking from the sunroof in the front dome light. The replace both front drain. 
Jul 2013

55780 mi

C $680
Replaced both rear shock and sway bar. 
Sep 2013

57660 mi

C $273
Replaced right rear bearing. 
Nov 2013

58900 mi

C $333
Replaced front right sway bar bushing 
Jan 2014

53460 mi

C $240
Replaced right front bearing. 
Apr 2014

62400 mi

C $246
Car would not start. Starter relay was corroded and started wasn't getting any power. 
May 2014

63240 mi

C $174
Rear driver side bearing. 
Mar 2015

73160 mi

C $718
Replaced both front shock (leaking), and a tie rod. 
Apr 2015

73660 mi

C $175
Replaced both front bushing 
Nov 2015

80760 mi

C $385
Change front right tie-rod, and front left link kit. 
Jeep Patriot in Utah, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2017
May 2013

38000 mi
Total replacement of 5spd manual trans. 
Jun 2013

39000 mi
Transmission bearing replacement and subsequent replacement of axle boot unit after first dealer shop (Larry H. Miller in Riverdale UT) did an incompetent repair job and pinched the boot. From May 28-June 17 I had a rental car for 18 days. 
Apr 2014

48700 mi
Manual transmission violently pops out of first gear. Reverse gear ended up needing to be replaced. This is the second time the transmission has been torn apart for several weeks at a time. I had to fight to get a loaner car. Will not buy a Jeep again. 
Mar 2015

58000 mi
Some idiot at Midasfailed to tighten my oil plug. Idiot light came on, it was totally dry and the plug was missing. Waiting to check oil and filter for metals to assess damage. 
Jul 2015

62300 mi

US $275
Outer tie rod ends were shot. Replaced them with Moog parts with lifetime warranty. Dealer wanted $100 more for repair with inferior Mopar parts no different from the ones that failed. Vehicle was sputtering. Dealer replaced spark plugs and cleaned throttle body. It still had issues after leaving the shop- seems to have resolved with new tank of fuel. Dealer wanted to replace throttle body. 
Jul 2016

71300 mi

US $300
Throttle body failed. It started having issues a year ago- cleaning bought it some time but it finally failed. 
May 2017

78000 mi

US $15
Replaced headlight. Water was collecting in the compartment holding the light. Had to remove front passenger tire and wheel well panel to gain access. Seriously. 
Jeep Patriot in Montana, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2010
May 2010

12300 mi
Boot around manual shifter developed a tear. 
Jeep Patriot in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2012 - Mar 2014
Sep 2012

39680 mi

C $70
The shifter knob came loose and fell off. 
Sep 2013

60760 mi

C $100
Multiple parts in transmission. Replace water pump. Replaced right and left control arms. 
Jeep Patriot in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2012 - Aug 2014
Apr 2013

65700 mi

US $500
The car would run rough & if cold the engine would cut out around 3k to 3.5k rpm's. A local mechanic tried but then recommended I go to the dealer. They had to do many diagnostic tests and finally found it to be a solenoid in the exhaust. 
Sep 2013

70000 mi

US $285
Ball joint was well worn and making a thumping noise when hitting bumps especially during turns. I did a good amount of off-road driving this summer which can explain some of the wear. 
Apr 2014

77500 mi

US $370
Needed sway bar links and ball joint. 
Aug 2014

80000 mi
Cd player would not eject cd and wouldn't play correctly. 
Jeep Patriot in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2017
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

38300 mi

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

40500 mi
battery died and had to be replaced 
Aug 2015

44900 mi

US $100
tie rod replaced 

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2009 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Patriot in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2017
Jul 2014

26000 mi

US $1
Dealer misdiagnosed snap/clunk feeling in Steering Column. Steering Column was replaced ,and paid for by Jeep under good will ,but did not fix the issue. Vehicle has had a snap/clunk in front suspension going over small potholes for 4 years. This visit the dealer mis-diagnosed the noise as the front struts again for the fourth time. 
Nov 2014

28000 mi
Both Lower Control Arms were replaced. Repair did not correct problem. 
Jan 2015

28700 mi
Whining noise at slow speeds. Foot off the throttle while decelerating. Transmission was replaced . Technician said it may have had a bad thrust bearing. 
Mar 2015

32000 mi

US $1
Installed New Front Rotors,Front Brake Pads and Hardware. Replace Rear Wheel Cylinders and Bleed all 4 Wheels. 
Jun 2016

45000 mi

US $100
Dealer said Alternator was worn 
Jun 2017

52000 mi

US $70
Was setting a code C2116–ABS PUMP MOTOR SUPPLY LOW VOLTAGE. Would go away for days when I smacked the ABS module with a stick. Replaced the EBCV with a used unit and used a Snap On Scan tool to initialize it. Bleed the system. 

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