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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,667 miles

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2009 Jeep Patriot body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012015


  • 89,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. While the vehicle was at an independent mechanic for repair, it was diagnosed that the front subframe was corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact stated that while inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the rear subframe was corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Linneus, ME, USA

problem #2

Apr 272015

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The contact discovered that the cross member was corroded and deteriorated to the point that it may fracture. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the cross member needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000. Updated 7/1/15 updated 8/12/2015

- Lebanon, ME, USA

problem #1

Nov 252010

Patriot 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
2009 Jeep Patriot. Only has 30,000 miles and both front ball joints need to be replaced. And parts are on back order!!!!

- Houston, TX, USA

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