Ive had my patriot since about 186 000 miles and haven't done or had done any service to the CVT... should I be doing that soon? I'm gonna try to message the original owner to make sure she didn't replace the CVT but im 90% sure it's the originalA lot of people have not had good luck with the CVT transmission. I think the root of the problem is that the CVT requires more frequent maintenance than the schedule in the owners manual. My first CVT didn't make it to the first scheduled service. Typically I suggest that people change the fluid and filters twice as often.
So when I see someone that has had good luck with their transmission, I like to be sure everyone knows. Really, I think most people are happy with their Patriots, but forums like this attract people with problems.