Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Orange County, VA
I also cannot hear any abnormal noises in your videos. My CVT has a growling noise when I am moving slowly (like moving less than 10 MPH in backed up traffic) if I accelerate through that speed or RPM range the noise goes away or doesn't happen in the first place. Mine has done it since new and several other CVT Patriots I have been in have done it as well. I think it is a function of the programming and the CVT not quite being convinced it needs to change ratios but knowing it doesn't want to stay in the same ratio at such low RPMS and speed. I have been doing my own CVT fluid changes for a while and haven't noticed any excessive metal shaving or indications of wear and I get stuck in a lot of traffic (driving around Washington D.C.).
2014 Black Jeep Patriot, Latitude, FDII, Sun and Sound package, remote start
2015 White Jeep Grand Cherokee, Limited, Luxury group II