engine light malfunction?
Hi, I am new to the forum so not sure if I'm posting correctly or in the right place!
Found this site b/c I was wondering if anyone has been having the same problem and if anyone has any idea of how to rectify and/or if there is any recourse to this.
Pending my next phone call, I will be taking my 2007 Jeep Patriot into the dealer for the FOURTH time for the same problem...the engine light keeps coming on (not flashing, thank goodness). The first time they told me it was a computer reload/update issue and it would be solved. A couple weeks later, it came back...I took it back in, and this time they told me I hadn't turned the gas cap tightly enough. This is hard for me to believe, because I am a religious five-time cap turner (and I am now a TEN-time cap turner). This time they also said there was a fuel vapor leak. A couple weeks later, the light came back again...took it in and they told me it was the gas cap again. I still can't believe that is possible, unless the cap is loosening itself?? Ironically, a couple weeks later a light came on that said "gas cap"-- a lot more appropriate, however- still hard to believe as I've screwed it on ten times. I took off the cap, rescrewed it, restarted, and the light went away. And now, another couple weeks later/just yesterday, the engine light came on again.
I am beyond frustrated as the dealer is 40 minutes away from me; they do not give loaners, so I need to get a ride to and from every time; and I cannot keep taking time off of work to get this done! Even though it's under warranty (for another few months)--- it is a complete nuissance...and worse, what happens one day when I think it's the gas cap, but it's really something more serious pertaining to the engine?
After reading through other posts, perhaps I should mention that I also have the problem with water leeking through the back door after it rains, and also my ignition hesitates to start. I took it in the for ignition problem once before (this was mid-summer so it was not cold or anything)...theytold me they reset the computer and it should be fine. It still hesitates.
Also a tad disturbed to hear that Jeep is no longer making the Patriot.
Can anyone offer me some advice? Thanks!