2008 Jeep Patriot Consumer Review: CVT TRANSMISSION

2008 Jeep Patriot - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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By kh0864 on


2008 Jeep Patriot Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


My husband and I just bought a 2008 Patriot, fell in love with it right away!! Loved the rugged looking exterior of an SUV/Truck with the gas mileage of a car! Unfortunately the love was short lived. ONE day after buying this Jeep it started to make a whinning noise which was coming from the front end.. We had a bad feeling it was the CVT transmission so we took it into the Chrysler/Jeep dealership and our suspisions were right.. It needs a new CVT Transmission!! a 5 year old car with 100,000KM on it should NOT need a new transmission!!! So to anyone looking to get a Patriot don't fall in love with the Exterior/Interior when what's under the hood doesnt stand up to par!!!

Best Features

Rugged Exterior, Roomy interior, Radio and speakers are the best factory sound system I've ever heard!

Worst Features

GET A BETTER TRANSMISSION!!!!! Doesn't matter how nice the Jeep looks if it wont run and your transmission dies after 5 years when Honda's, Toyotas and many other Japanese vehicles go well over 300,000KM
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By sarah_bug08
on 08/27/14 07:31 AM (PDT)

I'm having the same problems. I bought my 2008 patriot used back in 2011. It has done fairly well up to this point. I was out of state when I heard a grinding/knocking sound coming from the front. A local shop in the area said it was the transfer case. Brought it home and found it was the transmission. I agree, for a (now) 6 year old vehicle, it shouldn't have these kinds of problems. It just hit 104,000 a few weeks ago.

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