Welcome! Please drop by the newbie threads and introduce yourself. Nice bunch we've got on here.I was thinking the same thing... in my area it’s btwn 300-400 bucks for that service and it saved my CVT at about 130k, it was redlining constantly. And now I’m at 202k and planning to get to 250k
I need a lot more info before I sign off on the CVT. BIL had 2014 Patriot two wheel drive with a 2.0 liter with four speed auto. Basic maintenance. Finally traded it toward a new Patriot this fall. 175,000 + miles. No plug changes or transmission fluid changes. Just gas and go. Wife has a Patriot Latitude with 2.4 engine and CVT tranny, four wheel drive, 32,000 miles. Evaporative system died this month requiring $850 in repairs. Fuel mileage has always been 16-20 mpg never better on a trip. New air filter every year, plugs just done (32,000). Now CVT tranny is starting to hunt for correct gear when under load or acceleration. RPM’s are up and do constantly. Engine speed is supposed to be 1800 at 55 mph. Won’t stay there for more than 30 seconds on level road. I think it’s time for something new. Not another Jeep.Ahh, so you were comparing 30 year old transmissions to modern CVTs, got it.
I think the reason the CVT got a bad rap is because the owners manual seems to suggest it doesn't need to be serviced until 100,000 miles except if used in severe service. Most people read that and think I don't use my Patriot as a taxi, nor in other hard-use applications, so I'm good to go for a long while. The problem is the definition of 'severe service' includes conditions like being used below 32F. That means most Patriots qualify for the shorter interval (50-60,000 miles). So a lot of Patriots didn't get their service when they should have.It's interesting in what Rtrom wrote in this and another post about Patriot. Interesting in that a few days ago I was reading the Consumer Reports guide on 2020 vehicles, that also gave their used car guide. To my surprise CR listed the 14-15 Patriot to stay away from. Now I always had the mindset of the early Patriots to stay away from, like 07-09, but those years were not mentioned. The CR report did mention the CVT as a weak spot. As a previous 13 Patriot owner and currently a 15 Patriot owner, both have CVTs and I haven't had a problem past or present with the CVT. Not sure what the quality control was on the line in Belvedere, but it's possible a few Pats/Compass/Darts snuck thru that weren't up to snuff.
What kind of warranty got you a new transmission at 110K miles?Nice to hear. We're getting a crowd in the 200,000 mile range. I hope all those whiners that thing Patriots are a bucket of bolts know about this thread.
I racked up a lot of miles the first few years visiting my late Father in Maine. That was an additional 300 miles every week for a couple years. Worth the trip, wish I could still do it.
My CVT was replaced at 110,000 miles under warranty but I've got more than that on the replacement and so far no problems. I've noticed that I have to add a quart of oil between changes which must indicate some wear on the cylinder walls or rings. (That is consistent with my former Pontiac). I've been faithful on my oil changes so I'm optimistic that its good for a while longer.
Mine was a 2008. Jeep was desperate to stay in business at that time. They were giving the lifetime warranty free with any purchase. They replaced my tranny at 110,000 and again at 270,000. Both times free-for-nothin'.What kind of warranty got you a new transmission at 110K miles?