1st Generation (2007—2017) Patriot Problems

This generations ranks 11th out of 18 Jeep generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the body (24%), windows (16%), and the transmission (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Overheats 18 complaints at an average of 61,708 miles in the 2011 Jeep Patriot.
  2. Transmission Grinding 2 complaints at an average of 26,753 miles in the 2010 Jeep Patriot.
  3. High Pitched Whine Coming From the Transmission 8 complaints at an average of 71,194 miles in the 2009 Jeep Patriot.

What Patriot Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Jeep model years.

Watch out for the 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Watch out for these common problems

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