I paid for the parts only of the clutch kit, while they had it apart it only made sense to have the clutch kit done. The Patriot, just as the related Caliber and Compass offer a couple of market-standout features: A rechargeable flashlight stores neatly in the rear cargo area, and foldout speakers aim to entertain when tailgating. I am planning on taking my automobile back in to kraft Nissan to see exactly why my 'check engine' has been on since my visit with them. A chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns on. Then my transmission goes out! The light turned off, and I continued with my trip. To access the battery remove the air intake duct by turning the two finger screws, located on the radiator support.
How could they possibly know whether it did or not the next day. The fuel mileage is not quite as good as rated, but still fair for this type of vehicle. Started with 5000 miles and now have 50,000 miles. Additionally I am afraid that after factory warranty runs out, the tranny falls out and I am stuck with cost. I have also filed a separate complaint regarding tread wear on now tires, but it's a few weeks later and something still isn't right.
We'd recommend going with the manual-transmission version, as well as opting for the stronger 172-hp, 2. Liftgate Speakers As part of the 458-watt Boston Acoustics premium audio system, the Patriot's rearmost speakers flip down from the open liftgate to project outward. Needless to say, by the time I slammed on my brakes, I hit her. But they block the view in the Jeep Patriot significantly--- in a vehicle designed with not as much glass as many other vehicles, to begin with. I was given a complimentary oil change, and was told that everything was fine with the transmission. In conclusion, this is a terrible and unreliable car.
The front passenger seat also folds forward to accommodate long items an eight-foot ladder, for instance. When we took the car to tires plus to have the tire replaced. So I'm 5K into my vehicle I owed 3 years, the wheel bearing, alignment, sway bar, arm control, shocks, struts all I believe to whatever I wish I new was causing the uneven tread wear. This happened for two days. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, she noticed a loud grinding noise. While interior appointments have been improved over the past several years, engine noise and sometimes road noise can still be obtrusive in the Patriot. Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into position.
It makes the perfect transporter of the children to sports camps, the lake, ski trips and scouting events. As we pulled to the shoulder of the road we continued to the top and started down the grade, about half way down the light went out and the vehicle ran normal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who could not diagnose the failure. The Jeep automatically slowed down to a complete stop and I could hear a buzzing sound after I pulled to the side of the freeway. I have check it periodically and no leaks and level is fine. The interior isn't exactly anything special, but it's put together well and has a great appearance.
This sub frame is what mounts the entire rear suspension and drive line to the vehicle. The Patriot is quite softly sprung, so it's by no means a sporty-feeling vehicle, but with the exception of some bounciness on some types of expressway surfaces the suspension offers a nice ride-versus-handling compromise. Over the first 18,500 miles the Patriot has averaged 22 miles per gallon. There was a service bulletin on it. If this were to happen doing 70 down the interstate, my car would drop to about 30mph and you can't tell me that's not dangerous. Admittedly, some will like this; it's probably one of the easiest interiors to clean up and keep clean, and the wet-wipe-friendly cargo floor is rubberized. I had to stir the car from the third outside lane to the emergency right emergency lane with no power steering.
However, the cvt appears to have failed now at 32,000 miles. Any other 5 speed Patriot owners out there with transmission issues? Additionally I am afraid that after factory warranty runs out, the tranny falls out and I am stuck with cost. The Jeep Dealer where I purchased my Jeep was aware of this issue and instructed me to drive to the nearest Jeep dealer if this ever happened again so that they could run diagnostics. Now it seems that the transmission has gone out again, It's at the dealer as I write this. This is not covered by the warranty. They hooked it up and said it had stored codes from where the computer lost communication with the transmission control.
I was told a cap and level gauge was missing. Says he can't find cause of stalling. Over the next few months, I noticed extremely loud whining noises coming from vehicle while driving. I was told by a Chrysler Jeep dealer this was a safety feature to keep the transmission from burning up. Went to Walmart last night. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure.
Of course, that might not fix it either but it's a step by step process I suppose. Clutch sticky and maybe my imagination but fan motor for air was low. The rear hatch opens low over the bumper for easy loading, and additional storage can be had in the form of an available cargo carrier that attaches to the roof rack. Fuel mileage is extremely low. They thought this could cause the car to do crazy things so they replaced it. Connected mobile phones must be bluetooth-compatible, and paired with your radio.
The Patriot is roomy, quiet, nicely appointed and excellent on or off road. She said the car was bogging down so she pulled over and called us. Some hints of brightwork added over the past couple of model years have spruced it up from the purely drab it had originally been, but there's still a lot of hard, dull plastic up close. A speed limit icon could appear as you travel on major roadways. My best tank to date was 28.