Squeak in back FINALLY solved!
As some of you may recall, months and months ago, I had a problem with squeaking from the rear of the Patriot, and a rattle in the front. The rattle was solved by changing the clip to the front shield, but the rear squeak was *supposed* to have been solved by greasing up some parts back there -- I am assuming that they didn't find any damage indicating other problems.
It didn't work. The squeak remained and I just didn't have time to take it back to the dealer to get it looked at. I found the time, and they found the problem. It was the damn emergency brake cable. I guess it was loose or something. Was a simple fix and under warranty.
(Knock on wood because I haven't driven it enough to be 100% sure but so far no squeak in situations that typically cause it)
So for those of you out there that hear a little squeak over bumps, slow turns, reversing, it is NOT normal. Either that emergency brake cable is not right, or you need to change something else.
End of the year model Black Brilliant Pearl 2010 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4. Current mods include: 4" black antenna, fully tinted. Future mods ABORTED.