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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,011 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Jeep Patriot suspension problems

suspension problem

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2007 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 122015


  • 89,000 miles


I had a complete ball joint failure while driving on the highway. The failure resulted in my wheel separating from my car while driving in moderate traffic highway speeds (35 mph). Due to the failure and continued forward motion while driving, the entire front driver's side suspension had to be replaced.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 312015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Patriot. While driving 55 mph, a clicking sound was heard. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear lower control arm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Brandenburg, KY, USA

problem #3

Aug 142015


  • 89,000 miles
My car has only 89,000 miles and the K frame under the engine is severly rusted and cracking that the car is dangerous to drive. It will cost me thousands of dollars to repair. This shouldn't be an issue.

- Pinehurst, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 272012

Patriot 4WD 4-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
When I purchased the vehicle in 2012 I was assured that the pull and sound from the front end was just a needed alignment. 2 months later it was clunking and popping. After taking it to a mechanic, they stated that both lower control arms including ball joints, and the tie rod were terribly worn. The mechanic was not surprised because of the make and model of the Jeep Patriot. Said it is a well known issue for these to go out almost immediately after the warranty expires. This Jeep is supposed to be "trail rated" with the off road package, but I don't even feel safe driving it on city roads and haven't since I bought it. I have had to replace these part by part due to the fact of the high cost and that the value still holds up on Jeep so I make monthly finance payments on a vehicle that should have been recalled. This is outrageous that I am stuck with the 100% of these repair bills to fix what should not be a problem on a Jeep. I am extremely disappointed in Chrysler Jeep and will probably never purchase another one again. :(

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 012012


  • 38,054 miles
The contact owns 2007 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle exhibited an abnormal rattling noise when driving at any speed. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic to be inspected. The failure was located at the front suspension lower control arm. The mechanic replaced the front lower control arm. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 38,054 and the current mileage was 38,851.

- Lakewood , OH, USA

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