Some Issues You Might Encounter with Your Jeep Patriot
The Jeep Patriot is the least expensive SUV in the US to date. Since it’s a Jeep, this compact SUV is capable of driving around the outskirts of towns and any rural communities. However, there are some who claim that the adage “you get what you pay for” is true for Jeep Patriot as it didn’t live up to some people’s expectations. If you’re one of the Patriot owners, here are some of the issues you might want to prepare your ride and yourself for:
Some 2010 and 2012 Jeep Patriot may have problems with seat belt. In fact, Jeep already issued a recall for this, stating that it was \"deemed necessary after it was discovered that seatbelt pre-tensioners and side-curtain airbags may not function properly during slow-developing rollovers.\" As resolution, the affected models are fitted with sensor-activated restraint systems that are designed to deploy when a rollover appears imminent.
There is also a recall issued to some 2012 Jeep Patriot models because their “engine could run out of fuel and stall unexpectedly.” The problem can be caused by improperly manufactured transfer tube, which interrupts fuel transfer. Because of this condition, the primary side of the fuel tank may run dry, so the engine will stall, therefore increasing the risk of accident. To solve this problem, dealers will replace the fuel tank transfer tube in the affected units, free of charge.
There are also complaints about a bad engine mount in their Patriot, which left the owners with no choice but replacement. Some owners of 2008 4-door Jeep Patriot also complain that their engine runs harder.
Some 2011 Jeep Patriot may also experience loss of steering capability because of improperly installed or missing steering column pivot rivet. Since this problem increases risk of crash, Chrysler has issued a recall for affected models. To address this concern, the dealer will inspect the rivet and fix the said problem with the steering.
Other reported problems concerning the Jeep Patriot are shifting difficulty on manual transmission models, check engine light that came on even without engine problems, and fuel cap light that won’t go off.