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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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2008 Jeep Patriot transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #1

May 062009


  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, the vehicle independently reduced in power without warning. The vehicle could be restarted and resumed as normal. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing and the transmission was replaced but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the transmission fluid and the filter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Farmington Hills , MI, USA

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