I had my clutch go out 2 weeks ago on a 2017 Patriot. It has 9400 miles on it. The Jeep/Chrysler dealer said it was user error and wouldn't be covered by warranty. I've had manual transmissions for 45 years, and no problems. The car had never been off road, or involved in any other type possible abuse! I've contacted the FCA consumer group, and they called the dealer, but according to them, fixing this is at the dealers discretion. What kind or warranty is that? They can fix it if they feel like it?
I also own a Chrysler Pacifica. If they don't fix the Jeep they will lose me as a customer for sure. Done with bad engineering blamed on consumers!
When you say it "went out," what exactly do you mean? Bearing fail? Slipping? Hydraulic leak? (That said, I don't know if these have hydraulic or mechanical clutches). Anyway, a little more description would be helpful if you actually want help. I see you're a first time poster** so if you only joined to vent you can stop reading here.
I had a '93 Cherokee that I sold after 6 months for a variety of reasons, but the clutch was a reason. At the time I'd been driving clutches for 20 years on everything from sports cars to farm equipment. To their credit the dealer didn't blame me . . . nor could they fix it.
In my case the first symptom was the hydraulic fluid (read that brake fluid) kept going down. Next symptom was the pedal went to the floor and still couldn't fully disengage; then after a couple refills, the clutch started slipping. The first couple starts in the morning were like the tires were on ice -- it would slip for a moment than catch (as it smeared the fluid all over the clutch and probably burned some off). Putting 2+2 together I deduced the fluid was draining onto the clutch plates. Trouble is, even if the leak was fixed, it had been dripping a corrosive onto my clutch for 6 months. And no, after 4 visits they still couldn't fix it, but gave it a different diagnosis each time (a CYA to protect themselves from the lemon law). Then I got rear-ended, followed by shoddy body work from the out-of-town dealer where the accident happened, followed by blatant dishonesty by the same shop (my insurance company intervened), and then the clutch started slipping again.
Like a horse, I shot it; well, no, after 6 months aggravation on a brand new vehicle, I traded it in, and for 3 more comparable payments I was into a brand new (different brand) that went the distance for me.
I hope your story had a happy ending. Please keep us informed.
**Since you're new, welcome to the site! Patriots are really rather reliable vehicles. We've got a 2014 with a manual and its over 100,000 miles with no problems other than a chatter in reverse that we can live with. My '08 made it to 280,000 and its still on the road.