Jeep Patriot is the front engine and five-door compact SUV manufactured and advertised by Jeep®. Jeep Compass debuted it in April 2006 at the New York auto show. It ranks 15th out of the 26 SUVs and has a reliability scale of 4 out of 5. Even though it is above average vehicle, it still has some significant issues which could be improved. Many factors contributed to discontinuing the Jeep Patriot production; now, you’ll get second-hand ones. We can not deny that the Jeep Patriot is still good to use except for a few models, which we’ll discuss below.
Common Problems Of All Jeep Patriots
- It is not made up of the latest technology.
- Its acceleration and deceleration are not up to the level and cause engine issues.
- The interior could be better and more attractive and comfy.
- You have to invest a lot in the maintenance of different 4WD components.
- It produces a lot of noisy sounds, which could make your journey less beautiful.
And the list goes on. Dive into the specified design problems.
Years You Should Stop Buying
Here are the Jeep Patriot years you should not consider buying; however, you can look for other models.
Let’s dig into why you should not buy these years.
2008 Jeep Patriot
You might find the 2008 Jeep Patriot eye-catching, but remember the issues you’ll face after having it.
It is the worst of all Jeep Patriot SUVs in several domains, and it received the most complaints from users and the NHSTA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). The top complaint from many consumers is water leakage from the sunroof. Everyone mostly takes the Jeep and goes on an adventure, especially when the weather is nice and rainy. But there will be water splashing on you from different directions, and it’ll be a disturbing experience, and you’ll regret taking that vehicle ride.
The leakage can be due to a fault in manufacturing or power windows failing. This water problem, later on, can also result in rusted subframes, mold formation, and many electrical issues. To resolve this issue, you need $100- 200.
Many customers are complaining this four-wheeler has a defective transmission system and a premature CVT (continuously variable transmission) failure. The 2008 Jeep Patriot transmission goes wrong just after running a 100K miles distance.
Usually, Jeeps are best for on, and off-road adventures, but this vehicle does not provide a smooth drive, and you’ll have many consequences as its engines often go on and off, which is quite unbearable.
2009 Jeep Patriot Problems
They introduced the next Jeep Patriot without solving the previous version’s problems. It has the same user concerns like inefficient gear, engine, transmission, etc. It has plastic seating, which is uncomfortable for many riders.
The driver of this automobile hears the high-pitched, disturbing, and sharp noises from the transmission during deceleration. You can change the transmission system if you have a warranty, pay two thousand dollars plus, and fix your problem after emptying your pocket.
JP 2009 Leakage Raises Many Obstacles
- Like the 2008 Patriot, the 2009 SUV also leaks from the roof, wetting the riders and the vehicle’s interiors.
- Jeep Patriot is not water resistant, and you can see rusty stains on the roof, which can also produce molds.
- It can further complicate the situation, and you can face a short circuit and faulty engine.
- The wetness causes rusts that can spoil the steers and paddling, and you’ll have to put more force to make it run.
You can solve the majority of the problems just by fixing the water leak situation. But you’ll have to spend around $100 or more.
2011 Jeep Patriot
Look at some aspects that convince a person why buying this model is not an intelligent choice. Patriot’s CVT transmission and stalling engine are the main concerns you should worry about.
Same Old Leaking Issues
It is an alarming sign that model after the model has the same old leaking issue. The company could have taken an approach by improving this top concern issue, but they failed, showing their incapabilities. Like other previous models, this 4WD also gives you a liquid sprinkle from the above and destroys your fun experience. Besides this, the liquid can harm the lighting, radio, engines, and whatnot.
It is the top trouble of this design, and many users complained about the overheated transmissions. You can face hindrances while starting this 4WD, and when you go about 70k miles, you can face the engine stalling or overheating. Noisy sounds are a must when you drive this Jeep which could be due to CVT ( continuously variable transmission).
With this jeep model, you’ll face a problem even on starting your vehicle, and the engine can die off-road and on steep routes and car throttle.
2012 Jeep Patriot
This Jeep is much better as compared to the other old version automobiles. It is the modified form of the different previous year’s jeeps as you will be free from the rainwater dripping from the roof and have smooth gears and steering.
Faulty CVT Transmission
Jeep Patriot 2012 can give you a hard time by exacerbating transmission overheating, slipping, failing, and hose cracking. When you accelerate, the engine overheats and gives whiny noise, which can bother you and interfere with your enjoyment. Befriend the car mechanics or learn by yourself; this vehicle will cost you more than three thousand dollars for repair and maintenance. So, it’ll be best to buy another reliable car.
The TIMP ( Totally Integrated Power Module) breaks down frequently. It results in a defect in the headlights, and it can turn on and off by itself and is not under the customer’s control. Similarly, there could be a power window failure, and the repair could be nine hundred dollars or more.
2015 Also Lacks In Many Ways
The company should have brought forward new, improved models of jeeps instead; you’d see the repeated same errors in every new model, showing it is not a trustworthy brand. Many people say that it is the worst of all models. One common trend in all Jeep Patriot years, including 2015, is the water dripping from the top roof. Besides, engine stalling and TIMP cannot perform their specific task in this year’s design.
The vehicle does not give any engine light warning signs before the automobile stops, which is the horrible thing about this. By analyzing everything, it is best to avoid traveling in these flawed jeeps as you can be stuck in some deserted places and not get any lift as there will be no one here.
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We take Jeeps to adventure on and off-road, steep and unpaved paths. And no one will want to select this ride when you get wet from the rainwater, even in the car. Also, these 4WD are unsuitable for the breathtaking and unstoppable fun experience as you’ll occasionally hear loud noises, a heated engine, and faulty transmission.
Above, we’ve discussed every Jeep Patriot model with more defects than qualities. You should spend your money on something good quality, so we’ll not recommend these unreliable jeeps. However, The 2017 Jeep Patriot model was the best, but Jeep® discontinued making it from 2017 onwards.
Rand Frankey is OffRoadsCare freelance Content Editor. He loves offroad Travelling and bikes, jeeps, and dirk bikes. He will explain all his experience with dirt bikes and offroad vehicles which helps you to make a decision like which vehicle is right for you.