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  1. Smell When Jeep AC Turns on

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    There is a strange smell i can't really desribe when i turn on my AC. Does anyone know if the 2010 Jeep Patriot AC unit has freon? I was told it could have a freon leak or to change my air filter. It smells maybe sweet or like bitter. The mechanice today said not to worry about it but i...
  2. 2010 Jeep Patriot Shock Leak

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    I took my jeep in for inspection and they were also checking a squeak in the rear driver side. He took off the tire and said there is a very small leak in that shock but not enough that it would fail inspection and suggested to wait until it gets worse. Thoughts on this if it is safe or should...
  3. Slow coolant leak?

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    I just topped off my coolant resovoir with anitfreeze. I'm going to track it to see if it has a leak. i noticed the past few days when i turn on the AC it has a weird smell. not a burning or gas smell....just weird and different. it only lasts for about a minute or two....maybe less then all...
  4. 2012 - Water Pooling under mat - Driver Side

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    Howdy Y'all, Been lurking around here since i bought my Pat ~ a year ago. I was ->:pepper: but now I am :eek: ... I checked the AC Drain Pipe (I am going to clean it out again tonight). There floor mats get soaked but there is nothing else wet. I checked the door seals, rear roof panel, no...
  5. OIL LEAK OR BAD OIL CHANGE

    Engine and Drivetrain
    I had an oil change done at a mieneke saturday. after coming home and leaving i notice a large pile of oil in my garage (but not loss in oil when i checked the dipstick). i stayed at my girlfriends later and parked on the driveway and saw no oil spots after the night. I then came home sunday...
  6. Clutch problem related to brakes? Help!

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    Hi All. The clutch on my 2008 Patriot 2.0 CRD has become unuseable due to no pressure on the pedal and will not engage any gears. It didn't slip at all prior to this and it just happened out of the blue one morning. The Clutch/ brake reservior has enough fluid also. At the top of brake pedal...
  7. My Patriot is haunted - MAJOR electrical problems 38k miles

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    Sunroof Leak - My Patriot is haunted - MAJOR electrical problems @ 38k miles r/t leak Jeep 2010 Patriot, 2.4L CVT, 38k miles, Sun and fun package w/sunroof, blah blah... Possible relevant history: Car taken to dealership 3x between 34-36k miles for sunroof leak that STILL continues to leak...
  8. Power Steering Rack & Pinion Leak

    4X2 Patriot Discussion
    I have an '08 4x2 Sport with 58K and had my brakes checked today and came back with a glowing report. My rear pads had 4mm left and fronts had 10mm left. Mechanic said I should get at least 120K on the original pads. I mostly do mixed driving (city and hwy) but use my CVT to downshift when I...
  9. Class action suit filed against Chrysler for sunroof leaks!

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    Those of us who have been struggling with leaks blamed on the Patriot's sunroof appear to have someone fighting for us.. I found this today: Keefe Bartels files Class Action Suit against Chrysler Group, LLC Red Bank, NJ: The trial lawyers of Keefe Bartels, LLC have, with Poulos LoPiccolo PC and...
  10. My Leak

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    08 Jeep Patriot, Purchased 10/07 So one day a couple weeks ago I went to get a notebook that I had put under my tire well cover and noticed it was damp. I really didnt think much of it at the time. The next day I decided to pull out my tire and look. The mat underneath the tire was soaking...
  11. Has the water leak issue been fixed for the 2011 models?

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    I'm new to this sight and considering buying the new 2011 Patriot. My major concern is the water leaking issue. Do you suppose the issue has been solved for the 2011 models, or will time only tell?:confused:
  12. New guy here! Thinking about buying a 2011. Will the leak problems be fixed?

    Newbie Check-In
    Hello there everyone. Of course I am new to this forum. I am shopping for a utility type vehicle right now. I have always had great luck with my Hondas in the past, so I was naturally thinking of buying an Element. A guy at work told me about the Jeep Patriot he had as a rental and how he loved...
  13. Easy, free fix for a leaky '08 Patriot Sunroof

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    Hi folks, Just wanted to share this with you as I believe it may help some folks and perhaps save a few of you some money to boot. We've all read the numerous topics about Patriot water leaks on this website, some of the cases are unique but most, the vast majority, are sunroof-related. What...
  14. What to do when billed for unnessesary repairs?? WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    So I take my Patriot in to the dealer for a popping noise coming from the right rear wheel. They charge me $54 to replace a bolt on the engine cover.. THE ENGINE COVER?? I get in and dont even get backed up and hear the popping. I go back in and they tell me oH Sorry it must be a shock. Then...
  15. What to do when you have a leak !

    Troubleshooting
    There are so many water leak threads out there I finally decided to create a post addressing the common causes and solutions for the knowledge base. Sunroof (Courtesy Roberttroll) Sunroofs should not leak. The holes are to drain away "incidental" water. Meaning morning dew on your roof blown...
  16. Places to complain about LEAKS!

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    OK so the Leak Specilists could not find a leak.. meantime, I m vacumming wwater out of the back floorboard even on days it doesnt rain (The Patriot is holding it somewhere) Other then CarComplaints.com and Chrysler who really do not care where can I complain too? I found several people with my...
  17. Class Action for LEAKS

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    I'm absolutely disgusted. Bad weather here in the Carolinas and I had to drive from Charlotte to Myrtle Beach at 45 mph during a soaker. When I got home I Was going to feel the back floorboard to see it if was damp as I had noticed it wet once before when it rained. DAMP? MY GOD it had 4 inches...
  18. Read windshield wash leak

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    I had leaking in the back of the vehicle the other day and brought it in to be fixed for the infamous roof leak. However, they said the welding was fine and there were no problems. When they diagnosed it further they found it was the cord carrying the windshield wash to the back window. It must...
  19. Alert: I caused my roof leak

    Jeep Patriot General Discussion
    I have a 2008 without a sunroof and no leaks until 42000 miles. I installed the Sport Roof Rack cross bars bought from a Jeep Dealer with a lifetime warranty. I started getting water in the rear drivers floorboard. Took to Jeep, out of warranty. They said it was my fault because I installed the...
  20. Jeep Patriot Leak Repair Tips...

    Troubleshooting
    Many under estimate their abilities when it comes to fixing their leak problem. We can often do a better job than the dealership when fixing what is really a low-tech issue. Hole=leak No hole=no leak After reading the posts on this group I removed some of the trim after looking at the service...
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