The Engine may Overheat Due to Debris in the Cylinder Head Coolant Port on Jeep Patriot

An engine overheating condition may develop due to a coolant flow issue. Our technicians tell us that debris may block the cylinder head coolant port at the primary thermostat housing. Removing the debris should correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 56,969 (23,000–125,000)
Engine affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder
6 model years affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, more2012, 2014
10 people reported this problem
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2011 Jeep Patriot 34,500 mi,
engine overheats when driving highway. Yellow warning light comes on above temp. gage and car slowly disengages, slowing down until at a standstill. Took to Dealership and they tried to diagnose problem, could not find anything wrong..told me to "keep an eye on it". If it happens again bring it back! Don't want to risk it and end up stranded. Need to return to Dealership.
2011 Jeep Patriot 61,000 mi,
The jeep over heats and the car stops running.
2012 Jeep Patriot 23,000 mi,
engine is overheating while the car isn't moving. Taking it into the dealership today because its under warranty. The car doesn't even have 25000 miles on it and its overheating.......
2008 Jeep Patriot 105,000 mi,
This has happened multiple times when highway driveway. Since I bought this car for my teen daughter thinking it was a safe car.... I don't have faith in the dealerships so am trying to find a reputable mechanic to look at. Unfortunately we have had every common problem listed on this website. Don't buy a Jeep.