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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,750 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.

2009 Jeep Patriot steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #2

May 202015


  • 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 #1

Aug 012012

Patriot 4WD 4-cyl

  • 10,500 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that the front end was exhibiting an abnormal squeaking noise when driving various speeds. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where an inspection was performed. The contact was advised that the front ball joint had worn prematurely due to defective material. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,700 and the current mileage was 10,500. Updated 12/4/13 the consumer was informed both lower control arms, ball joints and tie rods needed to be replaced.

- Syracuse , NY, USA

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