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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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
11 people reported this problem
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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.
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.......
The jeep over heats and the car stops running.
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.