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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,206 miles

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2009 Jeep Patriot body / paint problems

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2009 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #19

Sep 012016

Patriot

  • 115,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was determined that the cross member prematurely failed and the engine mounts fractured. The parts needed to be replaced. The VIN was not included in the manufacturer's service campaign to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Vesper, WI, USA

problem #18

Sep 062016

Patriot

  • miles
2009 Jeep Patriot went to shop for a clunking noise coming from underneath the front driver side. Clunking sound was occasional and most often happened when turning or going over a bump. I thought it might be a sway bar link. Once up on the lift we could see that the crossmember up front (and other parts of the underbody) were severely rusted. Mechanic (independent) advised that vehicle is no longer safe to drive as the rust is bad enough that it could crack through completely at any time, dropping out the engine, among other things. Contacted Chrysler about issue as I found out that the 2007 Jeep Patriot was given an extended warranty (10 year) for this exact same problem. Chrysler offered me no assistance or guidance.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #17

Aug 272016

Patriot

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, there was an abnormal sound coming from underneath the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine cradle had corroded and the failure was caused by evaporating fluid leaking onto the cradle. The technician then stated that the cradle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was then taken to a dealer where the diagnoses and failure was confirmed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Waterloo, WI, USA

problem #16

Jul 092016

Patriot

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The dealer inspected the vehicle and found premature rust and corrosion on the front subframe. The dealer provided no recommendation regarding replacing the part or coating the front subframe. The contact was uncertain of who would repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact had not received a repair recommendation from the manufacturer for the dealer to provide a solution. The failure mileage was not available.

- Ulster Park, NY, USA

problem #15

Jun 252016

Patriot

  • 108,102 miles
The subframe on this vehicle is rusted through this seems to be a problem on several Chrysler product's dealership said it needs replaced but Chrysler will not cover any portion of the cost this is a obvious safety defect with their product and should be taken care of my mechanic said when this breaks apart I will loose control of steering reading on several forums this is a wide spread problem with their vehicles a seven year old vehicle should not have major structural issues contacting Chrysler customer assist was no help they said they would not help with the cost even after a Chrysler dealership said it was rotted out and needs replaced before it breaks and cause's an accident I had read that they extended the warranty on the 07 model years because of this major defect now they need to step up and include the later model years I would encourage anyone looking at a Chrysler product to do your research before buying

- Medina, OH, USA

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problem #14

Jun 182016

Patriot

  • miles
Part involved is the crossmember (K-frame) P/N 68211659aa. A/C condensate drain is directly over the K-frame (engine cradle). The K-frame is perpetually wet and therefore corrodes. It is clearly a design flaw that creates a significant risk of catastrophic failure. If the K-frame fails at highway speed in traffic then there is likelihood of death or severe injury. Jeep admits to a problem with the K-frame in the 2007 model year and extended the warranty to cover this defect. Today I called Jeep and they refused to even investigate the issue. They asked for my VIN and told me it was out of warranty. No interest at all in even receiving photos of the defective part. My local dealer had three of these $634 parts in inventory... they must go through a lot of them. The only conclusion I can make is that Jeep sees this defect as an opportunity to cash in -- to heck with the lives it endangers. I offered to bring the Jeep Patriot directly to their engineering center in auburn hills, Michigan so that their engineers could see for themselves. The answer: Not interested.

- Auburn Hills, MI, USA

problem #13

Apr 112016

Patriot

  • 164,300 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

In April 2016 this 2009 Jeep patroit failed the annual New York state safety inspection due to a severely rusted, unsafe frame crossmember under the engine. The owner is aware that Chrysler/Jeep recognizes this safety problem and in July 2014 issued an extended warranty (X58) to cover repairs to 2007 Jeep patroits and others. This subject vehicle has the exact same corrosion issue but is not recognized by Jeep as being part of the warranted population. The Jeep customer service representatives fail to provide a creditable explanation for why a warranty cannot be extended to any vehicle that manifests the problem they have already addressed. This owner argues that Jeep should provide for this repair from standpoints of ethics, creditably, safety, precedent, and promotion of future customer loyalty. This issue has been discussed with Jeep customer agents (1-877-426-5337) and is assigned case #29134626. Conformation of the cited defect can be verified by the servicing dealer: Durocher Chrysler sales, plattsburg, NY, 1-888-635-4599.

- Jay, NY, USA

problem #12

Mar 072016

Patriot

  • 90,000 miles
I purchased a 2009 Jeep Patriot in 2012. My sunroof and dome lights have been leaking/pouring water into my car, despite paying to have the Jeep dealers "blow out" the now "too corroded tubes" more than 4-5 times in the past three years. I'm tired of dealing with the subsequent mold and dangerous electrical issues associated with the leaks; not to mention the awful smell and unsightly stains. I almost veered off the road when the stream started pouring out of my dome-light and nearly zapped my hand when trying to wipe off/block the radio, in the midst of the leak right before the radio shorted out, while driving/turning down a city street. When I braked to pull over, even more water came pouring through my light and onto the shifting area, air vents, and ignition. I quickly jumped out of the car and grabbed clothing and towels from my trunk (which I luckily happened to have that day) and began pressing the materials to the dome-lights. While doing so, I felt tapping on my shoulder and looked up to see that my entire roof surrounding the sunroof was soaked and dripping onto me and my seats. Also, the back dome-light was leaking onto my back seats.... this was all on the way to work, during the busy traffic hours of the morning, and the leaks did not cease during my 40 minute, highway drive to work. I had to cover all of my seats and essentially the entire front console and dashboard, with trash bags and clothes to protect the interior of my car while in my office building. The leaks subsided by the time I was done working, but the interior of my car was soaked and the radio and lights did not turn back on for hours. There is now mold in both sets of dome-lights. This is not the first time these leaks have a occurred, obviously, but it was certainly a dangerous experience nonetheless.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #11

Nov 102015

Patriot

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that there was a premature extensive rust and corrosion on the front and rear frame and sub-frame of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the front and rear frame needed to be replaced. It was unknown if the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was not available.

- Somerville, OH, USA

problem #10

Feb 092016

Patriot

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that the subframe was rusted and deteriorated, which caused the subframe to clash and bang when accelerating past 30 mph. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #9

Jun 302015

Patriot

  • 45,636 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. While the vehicle was at an independent mechanic for state inspection, it was diagnosed that the front subframe was corroded and needed to be replaced. In addition, while inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the rear subframe was also corroded. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,636.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #8

May 202015

Patriot

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. While being serviced for the brakes and rotors, the independent mechanic determined that the cradle, bolt joints, and tie rods were severely rusted and needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,000.

- East Lansing, MI, USA

problem #7

Mar 032014

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
During an overnight rain, water entered the vehicle from the sunroof, effecting the dome light, where water was dripping from. After researching google there is over 100 complaints about water leaking from the sun roof and Jeep has done nothing to fix this.

- Centennial , CO, USA

problem #6

Jun 082009

Patriot

  • 412 miles
When I purchased the vehicle new in 2009, water came in through the map light and on the driver's side pillar after first rain. Returned to dealer who replaced the seal but problem re-surfaced during next rain. Went to another dealer who cleared the drain lines which seemed to fix the problem, although, for a new vehicle, it seems odd the drains would have been clogged. Did not observe any electrical issues as others have indicated except for the led flashlight in the cargo area dying. This was replaced by died again (possibly the re-charging mechanism had been corrupted by the leak?) but I do not use the light so did not pursue further. Winter of 2012-13 (after 3 year warranty had expired), same leak re-appeared whenever would have precipitation and freezing temperatures followed by a thaw. Since it didn't occur during "normal" precipitation and being in the South where we don't have freezes very often, did not seek repair. Quoted $100-$300 from all dealers in area saying the drain lines cannot simply be blown out with compressed air since the pressure can disconnect them and instead they must remove the head liner and clear them manually. While traveling in July of 2013, experienced heavy rain while vehicle parked level or facing up on an incline (at home, normally park slightly facing down on an incline) and leaks were much worse with driver's side head liner becoming wet. This indicated the rear drains were the ones clogged. I rarely use the sunroof, have never left it open for an extended period and especially avoid opening it during the heavy pollen seasons of the South, so I don't understand how the drains can get clogged and why they cannot easily be cleared (this seems like a design flaw).

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #5

Sep 012009

Patriot 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that there was water leaking in through the roof of the vehicle. The contact was concerned that the leak would cause mold to grow inside of the vehicle. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 48,000 and the failure mileage was 2,000. Updated 02/01/12

- Dixon, IL, USA

problem #4

Sep 052011

Patriot

  • 30,000 miles
The vehicle leaks during rain storms and the water enters the cabin through the forward and aft dome lights. Multiple trips to the dealer have not resolved this problem. The vehicle has a sun roof and I suspect the roof is out of alignment allowing water to enter the cab.

- Simpsonville, , SC, USA

problem #3

Jun 042011

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Water leaks from dome light after hard rains. Leaking onto electronics (radio, cd player, ac) satellite radio no longer displaying correct info.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 032009

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 2,282 miles
Immediately after purchasing the 2009 Jeep Patriot an interior water leak was discovered. I have a receipt for visits to dealer on 11/3/09 with 2282 miles on it. Next visit was 11/17/2009. Another visit on 1/6/10 with 5790 miles on it. Another visit on 9/14/10 at 12170 miles. Yet another visit on 9/24/10 at 12435 miles. Again on 12/7/10 at 14897. I know there were a couple of other visits and I am awaiting print out from service department. It has been to the dealer over 7 times for this problem. Everytime they say it is fixed only to discover it is still leaking. They have sealed, caulked, check drain tubes, etc. They have replaced headliner too. Water comes into the overhead electrical system and runs out of the overhead lights like a faucet or waterfall. Water ponds on the rear cargo area and this area is completely soaked. Water is even down in spare wheel storage. Water comes from all overhead lights depending on pitch of vehicle. Unknown if water is running down interior sides of vehicle or where else water is pooling. Concerned about mold, rust, water damage, electrical problems, etc., that are being caused by water entering vehicle. Dealership has "fixed" it numerous times only to not have it fixed. Vehicle is scheduled for return visit to dealer for another attempt at fixing this problem. Vehicle repairs have been covered by warranty but I am very concerned about the longterm damage and repairs needed after warranty expires and the damage the water is causing to my vehicle. Service techs say don't worry about the water, but this is a serious problem.

- St Charles, MO, USA

problem #1

Jul 012010

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 11,185 miles
Roof leaks water comes out of dome lights during storms. Dealer has replaced sunroof and roof still leaks.

- Belleville, IL, USA

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