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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,517 miles

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2012 Jeep Patriot suspension problems

suspension problem

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2012 Jeep Patriot Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 232015


  • 86,500 miles


This Jeep Patriot has been having issues with acceleration, first and foremost. When driving at constant speeds with cruise control set, vehicle will stutter and miss gears. Dealership has not found any solution to figure out the issue because there is not light on the dash. Second, the Jeep has had a creaking/clunking sound coming from the rear. The dealer started with replacing the rear struts and sway bar bushing. This did not fix the issue and the sound kept getting worse. Two different dealers have diagnosed several different issues that they "think" are causing the problems with the suspension and causing the sound. There is no definite diagnosis but the dealers are more than willing to use my money for a trial and error replacement of each part until they get to the bottom of the sound. I am not a test rat for their dealership and if they cannot diagnose the car then they need to replace it.

- Tiffin, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 012012


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated that the front passenger's side wheel would spin faster than the front driver's side wheel and caused the vehicle to pull to the right with force. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who advised that the passenger's side wheel that was spinning faster than the driver's side wheel was a manufacturing defect that could not be compromised. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was mileage 11,632.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jan 262012

Patriot 4WD 4-cyl

  • 50 miles
Metallic clunk heard when pulling out of a parking spot ot driveway (making a Y turn). Metallic clunk heard when pulling away from a Y turn. Dealer checked but could not duplicate the problem. Kept the car overnight but still could not duplicate the problem. Was told to come back when problem persists.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

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