2007 Jeep Patriot Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this new in 2007 3 weeks before they offered the lifetime powertrain warranty. Now, at 56k miles, it needs a new transmission. This is after the control arm and tie rod failures that were covered (thankfully) under the 3/36 warranty. I understand that it's out of warranty now. But, a new transmission on a 3 y/o car with only 56k miles? Really? Chrysler customer service have also been real jerks. I called them for 'payment assistance' at the recommendation of the dealer and they've promised me a response by 'the end of the day' for five days straight.
I purchased my 07 Jeep Patriot 4dr SUV 4WD used with 27,000 from one local owner. Thank Goodness I was talked into the extended warranty plan from the dealer thanks to him adding in a $0 deductible perk!! WHEW! at 60,000 I have had the ties rods, ball joints, spark plugs, control arm and a new transmission. Might I add that I drive about 10 miles per day! No highway either!! Driving about 12,000 miles a year and a new tranny.. That is scary! Buyer Beware or at least purchase the extended warranty!