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View Poll Results: How much trouble have you had with your Patriot (not caused by you)?
No problems ever 18 56.25%
I've had a couple minor issues the dealer quickly and easily fixed 7 21.88%
I've had a/some major issue(s) that the dealer eventually resolved 4 12.50%
I have a constant reoccurring minor issue the dealer can't/won't resolve 1 3.13%
It has a minor issue that I just live with, never tried to fix it 0 0%
I've started the lemon law process on this pile of crap on wheels 0 0%
Nothing short of the optional shower group I forgot I ordered 0 0%
I thought I had a problem, but turns out the Jeep was out of bacon 2 6.25%
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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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How reliable is your Patriot?

Just curious because when you hang out on these type of forums you get the impression that the vehicle is very unreliable, because let's face it when something breaks you're much more likely to be vocal about it then if it's been fine. So thought I'd just pad my post numbers a bit with another poll.

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Reliability is fine, just the known early failures of wheel bearings, and front end parts. Mine was well out of warranty when they failed. I have very close to 80K miles on it, and no other issues at all.


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Had a major problem with the transmission (CVT) on my 2007 plus the classic tie rod problem, but now my 2011 is running fine with nearly 20 000 km.

But I have to say that I am disappointed with their customer services even if they solved the problems. I took a 2011 for the car not the service.
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To me "reliable" means won't leave you stranded. I said 100% reliable because mice eating wires (and blowing fuses as a result) is in no way a manufacturing defect.

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To me "reliable" means won't leave you stranded. I said 100% reliable because mice eating wires (and blowing fuses as a result) is in no way a manufacturing defect.
I completely agree with you. I was thinking only of manufacturing / design problems. I don't think mice would qualify for either unless Jeep is using cheese for wires now.


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Only issue so far was the door seals coming loose. Dealer replaced them, said they should have had glue put on them at the factory.

So far, very reliable in all types of conditions (on/off road, rain, snow, heat, extreme cold).
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I love both of the pats I've had. Both very reliable thus far.


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Perhaps, Mr Mischief´s question would not have to be directed to us but to Jeep. It is they who can handle the statistics of the problems in the Patriot.
We can only provide personal experience, it can be significant for all of us or not
That´s why I try not to read the section "engine and drivetrain," because I recognize I'm a bit hypochondriac (as a doctor, all physicians are somewhat hypochondriacal) and hearing a strange noise minimum, I think "is the CVT?" any sensor fails?.
As in medicine the important thing is the incidence of a given condition
My patriot has 2300 Km, I can not answer the poll because it would lose the value of the result.
I would prefer know, from 1000 Patriots, how many had problems with CVT, ball joints, etc
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So far so good, the only problem I've had, my flashlight wouldnt charge. Took it in for an oil change, told the service manager and a week later I had a brand new flashlight. From reading other posts and with 38k miles I am expecting the front suspension to somewhat fail though (father-in-laws a mechanic, so no big deal).

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mice eating wires (and blowing fuses as a result) is in no way a manufacturing defect.
You need a house cat. ^..^ Mine's pretty useless, but a mouse venturing into the garage is on a suicide mission.

No problems at all so far. Ignatz gets inspected in November, but he's not showing any symptoms. I even have the original brakes all around! (I think that's remarkable). Besides LOFs all I've replaced was a w/s wiper blade, and I think that only because they wanted to make something off the inspection.

I'm approaching 80,000 -- I'll be watching my odometer tomorrow cuz it should hit 77,777 -- maybe I'll buy a lottery ticket.
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So far so good, the only problem I've had, my flashlight wouldnt charge. Took it in for an oil change, told the service manager and a week later I had a brand new flashlight. From reading other posts and with 38k miles I am expecting the front suspension to somewhat fail though (father-in-laws a mechanic, so no big deal).
LOL! I took mine in for a new flashlight and walked out the SAME day with a new Pat. Light was my fault. Left it in my pants pocket all night. Must have been on. I thought about sending the bill to Jack Daniels Distillery....

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LOL! I took mine in for a new flashlight and walked out the SAME day with a new Pat. Light was my fault. Left it in my pants pocket all night. Must have been on. I thought about sending the bill to Jack Daniels Distillery....
Wow, that was one EXPENSIVE flashlight

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I am just unlucky in that case. My wrangler will be fine and work properly in normal times but when I will need it most it starts showing problems.
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