Leaking Front Strut and/or "Rough" Handling on Jeep Patriot

A fluid leak may be noted from the front struts and/or the vehicle may handle "rough" Our technicians tell us that replacing the leaking struts and installing a revised jounce bumper and dust shield should correct these concerns.

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Average mileage: 74,142 (48,000–110,000)
4 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
11 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
Both front struts and rear shocks are leaking and need to be replaced. Never once took my Patriot off road or hauled anything. My wife drives this Jeep back and forth to work only, all highway route, very disappointed.
2007 Jeep Patriot110,000
The leaking strut turned out to be that the entire undercarriage was rusted through. Soon after looking into the strut I received an increased warranty on the undercarriage (the rusting caused the struts to go) but unless there was an actual hole at least as big as a baseball glove (the term the dealer used) I was not covered. They also said because they saw other damage the warranty was not in effect because I caused the issue. The car has never been driven off road - is only front wheel drive - all city-highway driving. Because my son is taking the car with grad school my SO tracked down a new undercarriage and replaced it. Three different dealers told me they would not complete the work unless it was falling off. No more MOPAR cars in this family. Great car - terrible company-service.
LOUD and ROUGH!!!!!!!!!! Replaced Front Wheel Bearing, Ball joint and Rear Hub assembly.
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