Jeep Patriot Years To Avoid

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Last Updated on July 20, 2022

Jeep Patriot was a front-engine compact crossover SUV designed by Jeep and marketed by Jeep. It was first introduced in 2007 with updates made in between 2008-2016. Jeep Patriot was discontinued in 2017, after production concluded. Jeep Patriot is constructed with an off-road model and manual or automatic transmission. Five passengers can sit in a jeep patriot. 

Jeep Patriot Years To Avoid

Common Jeep Patriot Problems

Though the jeep patriot is cheap, has many facilities, but some buyers have reported many problems. 

Here is the most common problem of jeep patriots:

  • Water leaks into the cabin.
  •  Bearing gets noisy at low mileage 
  • Plastic components of the window regulators get broke 
  • Continuously variable transmission(CVT) can be expensive to repair or replace compared to a conventional automatic transmission.
  • Engine barrier 

2007 Jeep Patriot Problems

2007 Jeep Patriot
  • A transmission crisis is shown when the driver drove the jeep patriot in automatic mode.
  • Water leaks inside the cabin through the dome light.
  • Engine stalls and shuts down when the vehicle speeds up.
  • The external body panel gets oxidized, which causes rust.
  • Lack of internal space causes some difficulty.
  • Abnormal noise.

2008 Jeep Patriot Problems

2008 Jeep Patriot
  • Steering wheels do not respond appropriately when the air conditioner is on
  • It Has a sudden break issue.
  • While driving at a low speed, the engine breaks down.
  • Water leaks inside the cabin 
  • Window and windshield issues cause sunroof leaking and window failing.
  • Abnormal noise.

2009 Jeep Patriot Problems

2009 Jeep Patriot
  • The engine gets overheated.
  • Facing problem with the power steering system.
  • The dashboard’s check engine light stays on even if no work is needed
  •  Water leaks inside the cabin.
  •  Continuously variable transmission(CVT) can be expensive to repair or replace. 

2010 Jeep Patriot Problems

2010 Jeep Patriot
  • It has a lot of transmission problems like transmission failing, grinding, slipping, etc.
  • The engine is not as powerful as other SUVs.
  • It has a shorter wheelbase.

2011 Jeep Patriot problems

2011 Jeep Patriot
  • While driving, there is difficulty with starting and stalling.
  • When a jeep takes a turn, the engine cuts off.
  • The engine breaks down after refueling
  • Problem with dying and seizing the engine.
  • Not shifting of the choke body.
  • Continuously variable transmission(CVT) can be expensive to repair or replace. 
  • The interval between pressing the brake pedal and vehicle stop.

2012 Jeep patriot problems

2012 Jeep Patriot
  • It has many transmission issues such as transmission overheating, slipping, failing, and pipe cracking.
  • Continuously variable transmission(CVT) can be expensive to repair or replace.

2013 Jeep Patriot problems

2013 Jeep Patriot
  • At a high speed, the steering wheels shake.
  • Over wind noise coming in front of the car.
  • Seem vibration in the dashboard.

2014 Jeep Patriot problems

2014 Jeep Patriot
  • The car vibrates when the side window is open.
  •  While driving, the jeep sometimes gets stalled.
  • A lot of electrical issues 
  • While driving, the throttle control and engine stability light become activated.

2015 Jeep patriot problems

2015 Jeep patriot
  • At a low speed, the car sometimes stalls down 
  • A few compartment fire cases were reported

2016 Jeep Patriot problems

2016 Jeep Patriot
  • The brake makes a loud noise whenever it’s pressed.
  • Trouble starting the engine.
  • Car shut down while driving.
  • Shifting difficulty in manual transmission.

2017 Jeep Patriot problems

2017 Jeep Patriot
  • Grinding and leaping occur during acceleration.
  • Whistle sound and burning smell felt from the hood.
  • Moving difficulty in manual transmission.

Worst year

Overall, from the above description, many problems occur from 2007 to 2017. There are some problems which are common in all the years.  Users of jeep patriot identified various issues in different years. Not all drivers complain about the same issues; it varies from driver to driver. 

Analyzing all problems, 2008, 2011, and  2013  are in the top 3 ranking with most situations.  These three years’ issues are more severe than previous years’ issues.  

In the 2008 Jeep Patriot,  it had a sudden brake problem. The steering wheels did not work correctly when the air conditioner was on. Users were also facing window and windshield problems.

In 2011 Jeep Patriot, the engine cut out while refilling or turning the jeep. There is some problem in the brake system, starting and stalling difficulty.

In 2013 Jeep Patriot, Overwind caused shake of the steering wheel and vibration of the dashboard was a common

Besides 2008,2011 and 2013 Jeep Patriot models, the other year models also have some problems which are not as prominent as these three years. So, it is recommended to avoid 2008, 2011, and 2013  model years.


Owner of the jeep patriot put their experience by rating.  Surveying their reviews and rates showed different ratings in different years. The average rating of each year out of 5 stars are given below:

YearsAverage rating out of 5 stars


According to the survey, 2008, 2011 and 2013 are included with the most significant problems and low review years.  But In 2013, the vehicle had the lowest overall rating, with 3.1 stars out of 5, and 2.5 stars for reliability. The Patriot’s engine model also came in with the highest number of complaints in 2013, and the fourth overall highest number of complaints overall.

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