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

Jeep Patriot Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Engine Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 66,083 mi (34,500 mi - 125,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 61,000 mi

    The jeep over heats and the car stops running.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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