2010 Jeep Patriot 4x4
I having problems with mine.
I need ball joints.Hoping my extended warranty cover this.This is a serious condition.
Can cause the death of my self and others.
I only have 22,750 km on my Jeep.So be fore warned have yours checked next time you have a tire rotation.I feel these ball joints are inferior.
thought Jeep would stand by it's name.
Dealer services is way below average.
2010 Patriot. Fantastic.
We purchased our first New car in December 2010, a New Jeep Patriot. We required a bigger car with room in the back seat for our two boys, one whom is 6'3 and still growing. This limited many vehicles on the market but we had seen a nice Dodge on the road. When the dealer showed us the vehicle we wanted it had no room in the back seat as required and he pointed us towards the Jeep Patriot of which we had done no homework or research on. The back seat had plenty of room for long lanky legs. We came back 2 days later after some internet homework ...and took delivery of my wife's new car. We did order some upmarket parts from the dealer and also found bringing Jeep "Bling" in from the States is cheaper and easy, getting delivery within days of the orders placed. We have now had it for 3 years and my wife would not trade it for anything. (Ok, maybe a Ferrari swap) The Patriot has not let us down in any way and we have found the services to be acceptable in costs. We received an extra 3 years warranty for having it regularly serviced (every 6 months) at our dealership so that gave us a total of 6 years warranty. The only downfall is the small fuel tank. 50ltrs which as we are out of town, long runs are the norm so it is a constant fill compared to our bigger Nissan Patrol. I would have no problems recommending this vehicle to anyone. Comfort, reliability, space. Small fuel tank.
Jeep aftermarket costs kill the brand
Rotors replaced at 20,000 km. $1000
Front balljoint. Apparently a known design issue. Requires complete wishbone replacement at 60,000 km $1200
Motor intake manifold. Apparently also a known issue. Complete replacement of manifold..120000 km $2400
Alternator..120000 km $1400.00...yep that's right..alternators are replaced for $1400.
This vehicle is regularly serviced and used by my wife for the school run.
I believe you should steer clear of this model.
!2 months in since purchased the current model 6 speed manual. Did our homework first and still elected to go JEEP Patriot 2.0 l two weheel drive. I use it very day around town and average consistently 78-7.9l/100km born out by fuel stops. have achieved 7.6 on country runs. holds the road well, good visibility, great seating, well appointed, great leg room front and back apart from middle rear seat, but rear seats are adjustable as well, heated seats, electric and heated mirrors, etc., etc. Tell me another vehicle that give you all this for ...the price. SErevicing done by Automasters which comes out at $275 for regular log book services but that includes an additional $55 for the special synthetic oil. I lament that they stopped making the Commander as would love one in my garage.
I bought a Jeep, my god I wish I DIDN'T!!
My wife and I were expecting our second baby, she had just started her 12 months Maternity leave and it was time to buy a new family runabout car for her and the kids. We wanted something affordable to buy and run with enough space for the kids, prams, dog ect ect. A friend mentioned they recently got a good deal on a new 2013 Jeep Patriot 4X2 2.0L auto. My wife had a drive of our friends Patriot and was happy with the boot and backseat space and the way it drove so I did the ring around, negotiated a good deal and left a deposit. I didn't pers...onally drive the car before we settled on it but as my wife had and she was happy with it we pushed ahead, happy wife happy life right? I must admit I was a little excited as this was our first brand new car and with the timing of our second baby and our wedding anniversary it was sort of a present for my wife. After the salesman from a certain Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer in Brisbane told me every story under the sun about how wonderful it is to have a Jeep, how wonderful their service is and how happy they were to have our business, I signed the paperwork and the deal was done. This is where the honey moon period with our newly purchased Jeep ended, the car has been a nightmare since! The dealer had advised us that fuel consumption would be a little high for the first 5000km while the engine was running in, I could live with that if that was true, but here we are 15,000km on and we consistently get between 15-18L/100km of normal combined cycle driving. Pure city stop start, and driving as carefully as possible we have seen 18-21L/100km, on the freeway we occasionally see it dip below 11L/100. RIDICULOUS!! We have had a full tank of fuel last a measly 235km, generally we manage about 330-350km to a tank as a maximum! This is a 2.0L 4 cylinder after all, not a massive thirsty V8. My father in law's 6.0L V8 Holden Calais V manages to average 12L/100km, I just can't understand the physics behind the scenes that makes this car deliver such woeful economy!! After several trips to numerous Jeep dealers around Brisbane, I continue to be told that everything is operating normally and although the consumption is a "little high", it is what Jeep considers in the realm of normal fuel consumption. NORMAL....??? I have no idea why they advertised the car with 10.9L city, 8.3L combined and 6.8L highway because that is total and utter rubbish, false advertising?! I suppose if they told the truth and told potential buyers to expect 21L/100km as the worse case scenario they wouldn't sell a single car. On top of the horrendous fuel consumption, the already unresponsive awful automatic CVT transmission is constantly slipping out of gear. This happens frequently, freeway speeds, accelerating, coasting at 40, 60, 80 but more frighteningly during takeoff through busy intersections where the car just about comes to a stop yet revving at 5500rpm in DRIVE! My wife had our 2 young children in the car at this time and was nearly cleaned up by a car coming through the other side of the intersection not expecting a faulty CVT equipped Jeep to be stuck in the middle of the road. Numerous Jeep dealers have had the car and time after time they tell me that the transmission is operating totally normally and because they couldn't make it slip during a brief test drive couldn't help diagnose the issue. NORMAL? Almost getting my family killed because of a slipping transmission is NORMAL?? In addition to the more serious issues (The awful CVT transmission and the fuel consumption that makes a Lamborghini Aventador look as economical as a Prius), the cheap plastic interior squeaks, creaks and rattles badly you would think you were driving a 25 year old Toyota Camry with 500,000km on the clock. The air conditioning is cr@p, unless you have it on recirculate it whistles a high pitch noise, on top of the whistle it splutters and occasionally doesn't start working until the car has been running for 5 minutes, once again Jeep tell me this is normal and they couldn't find a fault. Other than the growing list of faults, the cars harsh and unrefined drivetrain and suspension makes a John Deer tractor feel like a refined luxury car. It's gutless, hideously underpowered, heavy and handles like a bucket full of hot water, and this is just a few of the wonderful highlights you can expect as a new Jeep Patriot owner. I have made complaints with every dealer I have visited and, for a long period of time, weekly phone calls to Jeep Australia and honestly, the don't give a rats! They have absolutely no interest in sorting out these issues or admitting that the car is faulty, instead they just make me feel like an inconvenience so I have just given up! The servicing through a Jeep dealer is a total rip off, $450-$500 for a minor 6 monthly service and for that astronomical sum they have the nerve to charge an additional $40 for a loan car?? I unknowingly took it to Jeep for a service without asking how much the service would and after reading the minor list of work completed (Oil change, filter, check a few things here and there), they had charged me $490, I nearly fell off my chair! The car had only done 6000km at this stage, RIDICULOUS, Daylight robbery! Remainder of its 6 monthly logbook services have been performed for a much more acceptable $179 through Midas Car Care who have been wonderful! I can honestly go on forever about how horrendous this car is and the awful service, or lack there of, we have received from various Jeep dealers and Jeep Australia to address the cars issues.
Great value for money, all round top car
I bought my Jeep at a runout sale from Jeep Albion back in march 2011. It's a 2010 model and had been used for test drives. It's the 2.4L 4WD Sport model without the cheap plastic trim. I got it for $24,950, so stoked. I've taken it to NQ where it's done the Daintree 4WD track amongst others. It's so roomy compared to a sedan, I'm 6'1" and I have no issues. Fuel economy is good, power to weight is fine, although the petrol model could use a 6th gear with a better torque ratio for towing. I haven't had a single problem, servicing is fine. I highly recommend this car. If I were to gripe about anything, it would be the indicator, it turns itself off too easily, so roundabouts are a pain in the backside.
Patriot ticks most of the boxes
I purchased my Patriot in Dec'13. I retired my 1997 Verada and after reading a lot about the Patriot and impressed with the pricing, decided on a manual 4x2 2.0LT@ $25k drive-a-way. A lot of SUV with the JEEP name for a modest price. It is a pleasure to drive although it lacks power of the Verada 6 and I need to use the gears a lot. 5th gear is limited to flat highway with modest rises. No pulling power at all in 5th. Even 4th around hilly sections of Sydney is a struggle. 3rd gets used a lot and once the revs build up 4th comes in quite well. ...The economy of 10.5LT/100KM suburb driving is more than expected, but given the price differential between the Patriot and many other SUV's in the same class with better economy, the extra couple of LT/100KM is a small price to pay in extra fuel. Country driving is just under 8LT/100KM, that's pretty good. No real difference using ULP with 10% E versus 95 ULP. I'm just over 6 foot and there is plenty of room and the front seat is not way back. Room in the back is great. The split rear seating folds totally flat, great for longer loads. I'm not a big set guy but I do find the drivers seat a little narrow and the edges do squash hard against the frame. A little wider seat or extra padding along the edges would be great. The manual shift is great to use and having driven my wife's Mazda 3 (manual) often, I like the Patriot more. It may be a basic SUV but for me it has all the features that matter. I've done almost 6000KM (3 mths) and apart from an annoying fault with the alarm that took the dealer some time to track and repair, the car has been faultless. Plenty of leg room, enjoyable to drive, ample storage space with rear seats folded flat Drivers seat is a little too narrow, lacks power in 4th & 5th, economy should be better
Still loving it since 2007
Bought the last German made diesel ( same as VW Golf diesel) 2.0 L engine in 2007. It has never let me down either on and off roads except more speeding tickets due to its powerful Diesel engine. All these for $33k as got a bargain deal from Jeep dealer. Super fuel efficient and comfortable.
Fuel efficiency, ride, powerful diesel, sturdy look, safety, cargo space.
Love this car & so glad I bought a Jeep!
I purchased my Jeep Patriot in 2010, it was an impulse buy but one that paid off. I love this car for the comfort, safety, look & the great fuel economy. The after sales service at Jeep has also been brilliant. I am just about 2 sell my Patriot to purchase a 7 seater but have no idea which make to go with & will genuinely miss my Patriot.
Reliable, fuel efficient, safe, great around town with a good turning circle
The sun visors are 2 big & the indicators turning off annoy me
Not for Eveyrone
This is my wifes car and was purchased 2nd hand a 2011Jeep Patriot 4wd with a CVT and a 2.4lr petrol engine with 30,000k on the clock . We have never owned a Jeep before but have found this to be a really good vehicle for what it would probably be a family runabout . Most people arn't aware that the engine is the same as the Mitsubishi 2.4 in the Lancer and Outlander as is the CVT Transmission . The only minus so far is that the servicing costs are higher than many of the competitors , a Jeep dealer service is more than a Subaru but not by a l...ot . The Mitsubishi service is cheaper but the vehicle drives better and is so car like to drive in comparison .The seats are the best and the car is quite well thought out ,which surprised me as I thought it should be a bit agricultural --Being a Jeep . It is a good alternative . Solid and drives well
Great so far...
Needed to increase the size of the family sedan so drove past the local dealer and there was a sliver Jeep Patriot (2010 reg 2011). Did not know much about them apart from the thousands of ads on TV. So we bought a Jeep. Kids nagged me to get it and looked up the reviews and decided to buy it. Have had it for 2 months and really enjoying it.
Great looking, drives well for an SUV. Sits on the road better then all SUVs I have driven in the past. Good off road performance, handles reasonably well. Great sound system.
Won over by the Jeep's charm,versatilty and fuel economy
Rising fuel costs chased me out of my V6 Magna,so the search was on to find a 4 cylinder car. My son and I are over 6' and sedans came up short with legroom. I stumbled upon a Dodge caliber and it impressed with huge legroom. Searching for one on the net constantly bought up Chrysler dealers,then the Pariot came into play. I saw it,liked it alot and then went off to drive a Mitsubishi Outlander to compare them. Everything the Outlander did,the Jeep did better.....so yes,I bought a Jeep :)
Value for money,features,fuel economy and the way the doors close with a solid thunk.
The handbrake is too close to the cupholders.
Love my 'riot'!!
I purchased a 2011 70th anniversary limited edition demo model last year. I have had it for 12 months now and am in love with it. It is super plush, great sound system, a fuel miser and a joy to drive! The Toowoomba dealership are very professional, even give her a wash when serviced. I had some reservations about Jeep from family and friends but so far I love it! No problems at all!
Styling, performance, fuel miser.
I would love to have keyless entry.
Most Capable Vehicle in its Class
Try to find a more capable off-road vehicle in its class, using only 9 litres/100kms! Both my 2010 and my 2012 Jeep Patriots are absolute machines on the beach and off-road trails, as well as normal city driving. I've driven past several heavy fuel guzzling Landcruisers, Patrols, Navara's etc. bogged down to their bellies on the beach, using snatch straps and winches etc. trying to get each other out, all just trying to get to the same places my Patriot can go as I drive past with a smile on my face. I'm already setup and fishing by time their ...'convoy' comes driving past again. So who would I rather be, the guy that has a heavy, fuel guzzling, $80,000 Landcruiser, stuck on the beach for an hour needing help to get out?, or the smarter guy driving a lighter, very capable, fuel efficient, $30k Patriot, going to the very same place, setup an hour earlier as I didnt get bogged! I've seen the look on their faces, and its PRICELESS! The Landcruiser/Patrol fanboys also get just as grumpy if you mention a Suzuki Jimny, which are also as capable! but quite a bit smaller than the Patriot. So for size and capability, you cannot beat a Jeep Patriot. By the way, this was at Wilbinga in WA, in April, should anyone have their doubts. I'm the guy that had a line in the water an hour before you did. :-) 4wd Capability, Fuel Economy, Comfort, Cargo Space.
My husband bought me a patriot last year, as we wanted a safe car for the family. Two months after owning it I was on my way to the gym, crossing a intersection I hit a car pulling out on me from a vehicle that did nor move at the lights. I hit at 80km and the dMge to my car was minimal. Waiting for parts was long though. Same as when I got caught in the freak hale storm in Melbourne, I watched many other 4WD bursting windows and being totally ruined. Where as my car came out looking "bad" but still drivable. So since owning this Jeep I would never go back to any other brand of car.
Very safe car, quality materials,
Parts are all from America so when you have a car accident you have a good 10-12 weeks of no car.
A Jeep Patriot, a Deathtrap or Lemon by any other name...
This vehicle ticks all the boxes for a lemon: several major faults, lots of minor faults and overall dangerous vehicle to drive. Purchased vehicle Feb 2011 as a demonstrator with 900km on the Odometer. Within weeks had to go back to dealer as both mirrors noisy on operation. One mirror motor replaced because they said they could not hear both making the noise.
Returned again a few months later regarding a transmission issue. Dealership said they checked it but we have our doubts with good reason. Returned again due to knocking steering. New ...steering column installed and they had a go at fixing transmission. Complained about creaking/squeaking chassis but it seems the dealer felt this was fine and didn't worry too much about it because apparently all cars squeak! Attempts to tell dealership about noisy chassis fell on deaf ears - literally. Attempts to have transmission checked also failed. Dealership staff told my husband to leave as he was wasting their time. Was told to go any other authorised Jeep service provider and even to go to a local mechanic to fix the vehicle! Got vehicle back after new steering rack/column replaced. Steering now fine but transmission still wrong. Vehicle slipping out of Drive and into Neutral of its own accord! A potential lethal weapon on uphill streets and when going up car park ramps. When not doing the slipping into Neutral trick it was just doing a strange kick back motion when going uphill. The dealership's mechanic tried to tell me that four wheel drives are different but seriously, I wasn't born yesterday and after 30 years of driving all types of vehicles, I know that these "features" are not normal for any vehicle. Met with Chrysler Jeep Australia's NSW Representative in April 2012. He heard the mirror motor groaning when operating the mirror and agreed it was faulty. He also agreed our vehicle should not be driven with a faulty transmission and arranged a new gearbox to be installed and a new window motor. Received vehicle back on 1 June 2012 with written assurances from the dealership that the vehicle was now fine and that all issues as discussed in April had been addressed.
Really happy with my jeep
Really happy with my new Jeep Patriot. It doesnt feel like a 4WD but has all the benefits of a 4WD and looks really cool. The only tiny issue is the air circulation isnt the best even with the fans on
drives really well
air circulation poor
Questions & Answers
Hi guys so we're up for another car and going to have a look at a 2015 patriot limited any advice or what I should check for under it's hood when I see it and test drive it this one I'm looking at has had 1 owner and has done 97000kms on the clock the interior is smiko apparently it was a trade in for a later model any advice would be amazing.
I'm looking at purchasing a patriot 2010 model. It has 181,000 kms on the clock can an owner of one tell me if this amount of kms okay for the price of about $6000?
Stay clear I own one and has halve the kms and nothing but trouble. If considering make sure you get a mechanic to check it out before you commit to buying. 9 yrs owning mine I've had lower control arms and ball joints replaced, front wheel bearing replaced 3 times. Clutch and gearbox issues and I've only just reached 100,000kms.
Gday, I'm looking at buying a 2008 Jeep Patriot MK diesel. Anybody got any advice or reviews? Anyone had any issues?
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