2011 Jeep Patriot Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Jeep Patriot

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2011 Jeep Patriot Problems

Premature CVT Transmission Failure

There have been numerous complaints of early transmission failure, even with with normal servicing. Issues start with a whining noise, overheat warnings, and an inability to accelerate. The most common solution is replacement of the transmission. Late 2014 model year Patriots changed to a non-CVT transmission.

ball joints

My '08 Jeep Patriot eats lower ball joints. The right front was replaced at 36k miles. Left one went out at 43k miles. We called Chrysler to file a complaint and they paid to have it replaced at the dealership . We are now replacing the one the left front once again for third time! I heard the '07s were recalled for these and auto parts store said they can't keep them on the shelves.

Manual Transmission Shifting Difficulty

Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions may become difficult to shift. The repair may involve replacing the 3rd/4th/5ht & reverse gear synchronizer rings as a set.

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2011 Jeep Patriot Questions

5 spd manual. How to add fluid/oil to transmission. It's making noise. (1 answer)

5 spd manual. Making noise like no oil in transmission. How to check & add oil to transmission

Bad smell on passenger side behind the glove compartment area (3 answers)

Whenever its hot outside there is a bad smell that seems to be coming from behind the glove compartment area and we've replaced the cabin air filter.

This comes up (⚡️) on dash throttle not responding something to do with throttle (1 answer)

No response to peddle then it goes runs rough can I clean sensor or is this the problem

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2011 Jeep Patriot Recalls

The Airbags May not Deploy As Expected

The airbag system contains various components which deploy to help protect vehicle occupants if a crash occurs. These vehicles are being recalled because the seatbelt pre-tensioners and/or side airbags may be slow to deploy when needed. Delayed deployment will increase the risk of personal injury. Dealers will update the airbag system software to correct this concern.

Potential Loss of Steering Ability

Some vehicles may have been assembled with a missing or incorrectly installed steering column pivot rivet. This could result in a loss of steering capability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the rivet and repair the steering column as required. This recall is expected to begin during June 2011. The Chrysler recall number is L23.

 

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2011 Jeep Patriot Reviews

I have a 2010 patriot. The A/C control module or the blower motor went, the dealership can't make up its mind which. Its comfortable and a nice ride for what I am paying. The control arms suck I have to get them replaced every year for inspection. I don't pay for them any more because of where I get my parts. Same with brake pads and rotors. Not a horrible vehicle.

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