Car Problem Reports
Jeep Patriot Manual Transmission Shifting Difficulty
Jeep Patriot Problem
Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, 4WD, Manual Transmission
Average Mileage: 63,324 mi (6,500 mi - 140,000 mi)
Visitor, 2013 Jeep Patriot, Manual Transmission, 19,798 mi
I was hearing a noise when idling and had difficulty shifting. Diagnosis was a bearing noise. All bearings were replaced along with the seals and 2nd and 3rd gears had to be replaced.
Grinding going into 3rd gear.
Transmission would not go into 3rd gear, instead it would endlessly grind. Took it into the dealer, who's response was to replace the entire transmission. There was no indication at the time of whether the synchro issues at hand and the problem with my Patriot were related; however, the dealer directly concluded that my synchros were "improperly calibrated from the factory," causing a significant amount of damage and mandating a replacement of the transmission, all covered by warranty.