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So I took my Patriot in for issues the other day and one of the issues was a bad vibration when stopped in drive. Turns out, both motor mounts need replacing. When I took the car in last year, I complained about the same thing and the service guy kinda brushed it off as "normal" for these cars. This time, it was much worse and they determined the mounts were bad... just waiting for the parts to come in so I can get them replaced. Have you guys had any similar experiences with your Patriots?
 

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Hello Bob15,

I am new here and recently bought a 2015 Jeep sport.

I notice the same problem. Whenever it's on "Drive" and I am at the light, the engine (car) starts shaking. I thought that was normal but apparently you also have a problem.

How much was the repair?
 

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Hello Bob15,

I am new here and recently bought a 2015 Jeep sport.

I notice the same problem. Whenever it's on "Drive" and I am at the light, the engine (car) starts shaking. I thought that was normal but apparently you also have a problem.

How much was the repair?
Hi majeep15,

Is your vehicle still within the basic 3 year, 36K mile warranty? I would recommend having your certified Jeep dealership diagnose the vehicle. If you need any assistance in making an appointment, please feel free to reach out.

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My repair is covered under the warranty. I'm just waiting for the dealership to get the parts in. Looks like an involved process to replace the motor mounts on the Patriot so I can only imagine it wouldn't be a quick, cheap job :(
 

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Hi majeep15,

Is your vehicle still within the basic 3 year, 36K mile warranty? I would recommend having your certified Jeep dealership diagnose the vehicle. If you need any assistance in making an appointment, please feel free to reach out.

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Indeed. I am currently at 33k on my 2015 Jeep Patriot.

Is there anything in particular I should know when I bring my vehicle in? I'm in Maryland, so I would need help finding a certified jeep dealership. Zipcode 20706.
 

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Indeed. I am currently at 33k on my 2015 Jeep Patriot.

Is there anything in particular I should know when I bring my vehicle in? I'm in Maryland, so I would need help finding a certified jeep dealership. Zipcode 20706.
No problem! The closest dealer based on your zip code is Darcars Chrysler Jeep Dodge of New Carrollton in New Carrollton; however, you can use our Dealer Finder to see all of the available options by going here: Find a Dealer | Jeep Dealer Locator by Zip Code | Jeep

I would recommend explaining the concern as best you can, and replicating it for the Service Advisor when you take your Patriot in, so you can make sure they understand the concern you're experiencing.

Let me know if you need anything else!

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Just a follow up...

The dealer had the parts in but never called me (I guess the parts dept is supposed to do that). So I called the adviser and he said the parts had been in. Took it in Wed. morning, got it back Thurs. morning and the vibration/shaking is gone! I can enjoy driving again and not have to put it in neutral when I'm stoppered ;)
 

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Hi majeep15,

Is your vehicle still within the basic 3 year, 36K mile warranty? I would recommend having your certified Jeep dealership diagnose the vehicle. If you need any assistance in making an appointment, please feel free to reach out.

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My 2015 patriot warranty expired I am at 40K and I am having the same issue but only when I drive it for a while also when idling the RMP goes up 3 and then goes down it does it every 3 seconds...but haven't gotten the check engine light pop out....I am just hoping it is not expensive to fix....
 

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My 2015 patriot warranty expired I am at 40K and I am having the same issue but only when I drive it for a while also when idling the RMP goes up 3 and then goes down it does it every 3 seconds...but haven't gotten the check engine light pop out....I am just hoping it is not expensive to fix....
Hi castlui13,

I would have the dealership diagnose this for you, and that way they can determine if the concern you're experiencing might be covered under your 5 year/100K mile powertrain warranty.

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So I took my Patriot in for issues the other day and one of the issues was a bad vibration when stopped in drive. Turns out, both motor mounts need replacing. When I took the car in last year, I complained about the same thing and the service guy kinda brushed it off as "normal" for these cars. This time, it was much worse and they determined the mounts were bad... just waiting for the parts to come in so I can get them replaced. Have you guys had any similar experiences with your Patriots?
Just a random update. '15 Jeep Patriot is in the shop, and motor mounts are worn-down at 85k mark. He said $300 to replace two of the four (which isn't advise) and $540 to replace all... this includes $90/hr labor and parts.
 

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I bought my 2015 Patriot in 2018 with around 30k miles. It's always had this issue and I've just gotten used to putting it in neutral at stoplights. Some days the vibration is worse than others, but it's always there. Also when in park on an incline/decline. The dealer was lucky that I didn't notice this during the test drive because I would have never purchased the Patriot. I just deal with it rather than paying for a temporary repair. My understanding is that this manufacturing error is officially unacknowledged by Jeep and swept under the rug. The Jeep brand should be ashamed and they should take responsibility for selling so many Patriots with a serious manufacturing issue. I assume they won't admit it because there truly isn't a fix. It's a design flaw. I've tried so hard to love the Jeep brand but this will be the last Jeep that I own. I'd just like to see some accountability. I wonder how many folks have spent countless dollars on meaningless repairs that will only mask the issue temporarily. If you're out there in a Patriot that feels like you're riding your wife's favorite toy....just know that I feel your pain.
 

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I bought my 2015 Patriot in 2018 with around 30k miles. It's always had this issue and I've just gotten used to putting it in neutral at stoplights. Some days the vibration is worse than others, but it's always there. Also when in park on an incline/decline. The dealer was lucky that I didn't notice this during the test drive because I would have never purchased the Patriot. I just deal with it rather than paying for a temporary repair. My understanding is that this manufacturing error is officially unacknowledged by Jeep and swept under the rug. The Jeep brand should be ashamed and they should take responsibility for selling so many Patriots with a serious manufacturing issue. I assume they won't admit it because there truly isn't a fix. It's a design flaw. I've tried so hard to love the Jeep brand but this will be the last Jeep that I own. I'd just like to see some accountability. I wonder how many folks have spent countless dollars on meaningless repairs that will only mask the issue temporarily. If you're out there in a Patriot that feels like you're riding your wife's favorite toy....just know that I feel your pain.
Hi, KevinV. We recommend visiting your dealership for this if you haven't already. Send us a private message if you need support while there.

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For the first few years after we bought our 2015 brand new, my wife would always complain how badly the engine vibrated at idle. After a few trips to the dealer, they kept telling her that's just the way 4 cylinders idle - rougher than a V6 or V8. At about 15K miles, she said it kept getting worse, and insisted they do something about it. Sure enough, the dealer admitted it appeared to be defective motor mounts, which they covered under warranty. Apparently, it is quite common. So much so that we had to wait a few months for parts on backorder, and that was way before the whole supply chain issues BS. New mounts did make an improvement. Have heard more people with 2015s complain than other years, but could affect others. From what the dealer described it is a PITA job to do.:cry:
 

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My '14 has been doing this since the day I purchased it in '16, with around 20k on it. Last fall I had the mounts replaced and it didn't help.
 

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I'm late to this party, but I need to join so others(and jeep) know this is a bigger issue than Jeep acts like it is.

I am the original/only owner of my 2015 Patriot, 4WD. I complained for YEARs about how rough it idled at stops in drive. Jeep mechanics insisted many things like: spark plugs, oil changes, type of oil, type of gas, and eventually just resorted to gas lighting me "it's normal", "it's supposed to be like that". I'm typically talked down to when it comes to issues with my Jeep. I fix as much as I can myself and I actually know quite a bit about my Jeep. It is not normal for any car to shake so bad it makes you feel like you're in a bad carnival ride.

3 weeks ago I went through hell with this car and as many of you know these cars tend to have problems that won't throw codes even though they should. Serpentine belt wore out and the whole dash was lit like a ******* Christmas tree. I had so many codes, finally, I thought my days of being shaken were going to be over. I replaced: spark plugs, ignition coils, air filter, serpentine belt, tensioner do-dad, and a couple other things. I've just recently done an oil change and fuel injector cleaner. It runs SO rough now it's insane, but everything else is amazing. No more mysterious misfires that mechanics insist are not happening (ignition coil, 1st cylinder, so easy). I've been doing the trick with neutral so I don't have panic attacks every time I have to drive.

Motor mounts need to be replaced badly and I don't have the equipment to do it myself and JEEP should have stuck to their contract and OWNED their mistake and just fixed the mounts while I was in warranty. I haven't even hit 100,000 miles yet and it's just wrong that this isn't covered when they KNOW they screwed up. I love my Jeep. It's like it was made for me. I shouldn't be responsible for other people's mistakes, especially financially. I have to save up money and pay some stranger to work on my baby and odds are they will break something or mess with something they aren't supposed to. It's estimated over $1,000 right now. I'm just so angry.
 

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I purchased a 2015 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4, 106,100 miles on 11/16/2022 and have these issues when stopped at a red light or any time my foot is on the brake and Jeep is in drive. I asked the used car manager prior to purchase and he said that these 4cyl idle rougher than a V6 and V8's. My daily driver was a V8 Dodge Ram so I am not use to a 4cyl. I am just reading this thread now and believe it may be the motor mounts as well. I have to bring the Pat in for the power steering clamp recall so I'll have them look at the vibration issue as well. I will update in a week or two.
 

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I purchased a 2015 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x4, 106,100 miles on 11/16/2022 and have these issues when stopped at a red light or any time my foot is on the brake and Jeep is in drive. I asked the used car manager prior to purchase and he said that these 4cyl idle rougher than a V6 and V8's. My daily driver was a V8 Dodge Ram so I am not use to a 4cyl. I am just reading this thread now and believe it may be the motor mounts as well. I have to bring the Pat in for the power steering clamp recall so I'll have them look at the vibration issue as well. I will update in a week or two.
Hi there! If you need some support with your concerns while working alongside a dealership, let us know. We are in private message to chat further.

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Hi there! If you need some support with your concerns while working alongside a dealership, let us know. We are in private message to chat further.

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Brought my Patriot in yesterday 1/20 for the PS return hose clamp recall. Tech inspected / repositioned. I told the service advisor that when I am stopped with the Jeep in drive, there is a bad vibration. Immediately he said you need new motor mounts. I was hoping for an estimate on the work order / invoice but there wasn't one. However, on the invoice there were three recommended not done / declined services that were never offered to me (fuel and air service, brake fluid exchange, replace spark plugs). It would have been nice to be told this upfront and I might have the first two performed while it was there. Actually, the Patriot never left the waiting line I was in when I first arrived. I'm going to get a few estimates for the motor mounts and have them replaced next month.
 

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Please let us know what the quote or final cost ends up being. It would really help me, and probably others, out. I can't afford to have the work done just yet, i've already sunk a ton of money into repairs. I can honestly say that I really enjoyed changing the ignition coils and spark plugs myself and I am not sad about how much that cost me, so not complaining about money spent just frustrated with the motor mounts.
 
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