Jeep Patriot Problems | Avoid These Model Years

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 04/04/21 •  10 min read

The Jeep Patriot is a compact SUV that has been available since 2007 .It’s a four-door, five passenger vehicle with two engine options: a 2.4L I4 and a 3.6L V6 .The Patriot seats up to 5 passengers and offers three trim levels: Sport, Latitude, and Limited.

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It comes standard with an automatic transmission for the base model but can be upgraded to get a manual transmission or all wheel drive.Still,there are some  Jeep Patriot problems which include transmission issues, engine problems, and electrical issues.Also, we will cove some Jeep Patriot model years to avoid buying at all costs.

Most Common Jeep Patriot Problems

Jeep Patriot Problems

The top three issues that involve all the Jeep Patriot models are pretty severe and can be expensive to fix. The third worst problem involves water leaking into the cabin of a 2016 Jeep, which happens around 10k miles in distance traveled.

Another issue is when water leaks into the interior at about 7K miles on 2015 Jeeps; this costs an estimated $1,000-$2,500 dollars for repairs! Finally there’s transmission overheating with 2011 Patriots costing up to $4-5 thousand dollars– it only takes 70K+ kilometers (or 47 million) before heating starts happening .

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.