2008 Jeep Patriot Consumer Review: Cheap Jeep! Beware of Money Pi

2008 Jeep Patriot - Consumer Review

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

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Cheap Jeep! Beware of Money Pit.
By newellio on


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


Purchased vehicle with only 13,000 miles.
Within first year needed new brakes, then when around 57,000 miles the rattling and clunking noises began.
We discovered both tie rods and ball joints were bad.
Estimated repairs were over $1000.
Then a ringing noise in the transmission began to get louder. So we decided to trade in.
Dealers were not willing to give us a decent trade because the CVT transmission was starting to go bad.
Apparently this is a major issue in the Jeeps especially when it reaches around 60,000 miles.
Jeep is not willing to warranty this issue. Our mechanic said newer jeeps are the most serviced vehicle he works on and encouraged us to trade it!

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dont' bother...it's made cheap and waste of your money.
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By cheryl36
on 02/22/12 07:29 AM (PST)

We have a jeep 2008 also. 66,000 miles we need to put a 2nd transmission in it..I suggest contacting safercar.com to file a complaint. Maybe we'll get a recall to pay for all the $ we put into the money pit. Also need ball joints and tie rods. CHRYSLER QUALITY SUCKS.

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