With your online Jeep Patriot repair manual from RepairSurge, you can view the information on your computer or mobile device. Been fine for 2 weeks. I found out later on, that the other models are available with the manual transmission, and the sunroof. We replaced arms , bearings, still issue not corrected. The vehicle suddnely stops or not able to change gear while driving. As I research this vehicle, I find that not only the 2011 Patriot has this problem, but so does the 2012 Patriot.
But they block the view in the Jeep Patriot significantly--- in a vehicle designed with not as much glass as many other vehicles, to begin with. Regulatory Agency has been investigating multiple similar complaints from other Jeep Patriot owners including one who had his Jeep totaled by another car rear ending his vehicle when the Jeep stalled. We will see what it turns out to be, but I expect it is a repeat of the first issue…and a reason of concern for all Patriot owners and potential buyers. Making It Easy Getting the repair info you need has never been easier. Sat for about 10 mins with hazards on and was able to drive back home to eau claire.
Always leave the Electronic Speed Control system off when you are not using it. This is not covered by the warranty. At 28000 miles they had to pull the transmission and replace the input shaft bearings and a synchro. The sunroof will close automatically from any position. Interior refinement is disappointing, even next to other vehicles in this class. A very loud grinding noise started and every mile that I drove it gradually got worse causing it to lose power.
There are so many 2008 Patriot owners who are having same problems. Technician ran some tests and found out that the cvt transmission was failing because there were metallic parts in the transmission fluid. The fuel mileage is not quite as good as rated, but still fair for this type of vehicle. Chrysler is ripping us off to the the tune of thousands, and we will never buy another Chrysler product. Now we are stuck with two of these. Between the two four-cylinder engines that are offered on the 2011 Jeep Patriot, you might as well go with the larger, 2.
Outward visibility is very impressive in the Patriot, thanks to the boxy, upright design and plenty of mostly unobstructed greenhouse. He informed the service writer that he was pretty sure the throw out bearing was shot. Driving around town is a breeze, the car turns on the dime and is very easy to park. Once I managed to do that. It now has 23K miles. Went to Walmart last night. Long story short he also found some of the spider gears worn a lot internally of the T355 Trans.
Not surprisingly, the smaller 2. Then push the seatback to a reclined position, approximately 35 degrees maximum, and release the strap. No more eye-popping bills at the repair shop! But at this point it is so bad that my shifter rattles and I have to push it hard to the right when in 5th because it literally feels like it will rattle right out of gear. Approximately 20,000 miles later the transmission experienced the same failure. It would be better if driven in flat terrain most of the time, but is not as good if used mostly in hilly country. She pulled off the expressway and pulled into a gas station turning off the engine for about 10 minutes.
I have experienced stalling as many as 8 times in 1 mile of travel. Vehicle is currently parked due to safety concerns with the rear suspension. My daily commute is mostly back road stop and go. Light came on and the vehicle started to loose power and slow down. Now a year into ownership, I figured it was time for a recap. Thus creating a huge safety issue as it could cause an accident. At least that seems to be the case with these Patriots.
Back-end space is rather limited, but the design lets you stack stuff high. My car engine would not turn on. Due to the nature of my job which involves traveling, I let the trans cool off, and attempted to drive, only to have the transmission overheat numerous times. Says he can't find cause of stalling. It does not have real good takeoff performance and the transmission is a bit noisy when starting from first gear, especially on a hill.
The Jeep Patriot performs admirably off-road and on the highway. I noticed others are having this same problem. It has been 3000 miles and the transmission seems ok. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who could not diagnose the failure. We hope you find it useful. I turn off vehicle once again and returned to colorado springs straight to dealership and was diagnosed with transmission internal failure 3 years after I purchase brand new at 73,687 miles on odometer. Took it to a repair shop.