Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Yukon Territory, Canada
Mine are getting worst as well... had them since this past autumn, and was told by the dealer that several Patriots (or Compass/Calibers) have had the same problem.
Most of the winter when temps drop significantly, I don't hear as much of it. But we've had warm temps and melting snow lately, it's been significantly loud - while backing up after starting the truck up. It even does it after stopping for quick stop at the store.
Dealer told me that because of the moisture, this is normal. But it's so frickin loud it echoes through the whole neighbourhood at 5AM I am sure it wakes my neighbours up. As a long term thing, it's gonna drive me nuts. I've parked both outside and in the garage.
It ain't a Sport, it ain't a Limited...it's a NORTH! Jeep, I'll sure be Having Fun UP HERE