2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I have replaced too many things on this vehicle to keep track.
Ball joints (and I think they are bad again), transmission, tie rods, calipers, and assortment of belts, etc.
I was hoping to have this vehicle for many years but it is becoming such an expense to upkeep that I may end up trading it in and dealing with a car payment again.
I was looking for better gas mileage with 4-wheel drive than my Jeep Liberty, but the Patriot feels very cheap and apparently is made to break bit by bit.
Even the dealership is stumped by the myriad of warning lights that turn on and won't turn off or simply stop working all together.
Piece of garbage and don't waste your money and patience.
I like my sunroof...that's about it at this point
The middle seat in the back is really not functional as there is zero legroom.
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