The dealership just kept saying I was breaking it in, which is bull. Drove from Los Angeles to New Mexico. Outdoorsy Jeep types will find it an especially alluring option. I'm going to take it to the dealer so I can see what they have to say. I miss having the 4.
These extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. Other Cars to Consider The redesigned is a good alternative to consider. At least that seems to be the case with these Patriots. The 2011 Patriot has a new steering wheel, new climate controls, padded upper front-door trim and a new center armrest. The red color is gorgeous, it's really comfortable and drives smooth.
For 2011, the Jeep Patriot comes in three different models—base, Latitude, and Limited—and the primary difference between the three is the level of interior comfort and convenience items. We don't use the 4X4 feature to explore the wilderness--- just to help out in the snow. The red color is gorgeous, it's really comfortable and drives smooth. Cranked up and it was fine. The Sun and Sound Group adds a sunroof and a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system with satellite radio base , subwoofer and two fold-down speakers in the tailgate. Brake caliber seized-ruined brake pad and rotor. While the overall design of the interior hasn't changed, Chrysler has given the Patriot a subtle yet still significant set of trim and material upgrades for 2011.
But, being that this is Jeep, after all, the Patriot takes a decidedly off-road approach, adhering more closely to traditional Jeep principles. Front-wheel drive is standard, but there are two different four-wheel-drive systems offered. I pulled over and after a few minutes, it cooled off and i was able to go on. But, suddenly, one day, it was unable to climb the hilly road. In Edmunds brake testing, a 4x4 Patriot came to a stop from 60 mph in a poor 143 feet, which is about 20 feet worse than average. We'd recommend going with the manual-transmission version, as well as opting for the stronger 172-hp, 2. From the outside, the Patriot's design is purely utilitarian.
In conclusion, this is a terrible and unreliable car. The Jeep Patriot remains a boxier, chunkier companion to the Compass; both models share most of their underpinnings with the Dodge Caliber but take aim at quite different crowds—with quite different styling being one of those key differences. That said, the vehicle's less robust unibody construction and pavement-oriented tires means you'll want to think twice before taking it on any particularly gnarly trails. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. And at low speeds especially, the steering feels responsive and communicative. Do we really need all those creature comforts in a car? My second issue happened September 25, 2018 while driving from Brunswick, Maine to Van Buren, Maine.
While the overall design of the interior hasn't changed, Chrysler has given the Patriot a subtle yet still significant set of trim and material upgrades for 2011. Her friends think it is a perfect match for her! Still, reviewers thought the Patriot has a versatile cargo space, complete with an available washable floor mat and flip-down speakers for tailgating. As a result, vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury in a crash. Fitted with the available Off-Road package, which provides a healthy 9. The new soft-touch door trim panels front only, oddly ; new padded center armrest; a new steering-wheel design, and thin chrome rings around climate control switches give the Patriot's cabin a lift. I hope this has been helpful! For an overall, onroad and offroad, vehicle, it is a good choice.
The Equinox gets better fuel economy than the Patriot while generating more horsepower, and has a more functional and larger cargo area. Something is most certainly wrong. No dummy lights were on, no noises, no warning. The boxy, chunky look fits well next to older Jeep models like the Cherokee and should age well over time; we also like it far better than the closely related Compass, even considering the 'mini-Grand Cherokee' refresh Jeep gave the Compass for 2011. So far I have only needed to do oil changes and recently put on new tires.
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. The latter includes a low range plus a heavier-duty suspension, skid plates, and other enhancements. Tractor trailer was coming down highway while we were trying to cross it with no power. While it hasn't been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash testing procedure, the Patriot's 2010 frontal crash test scores which aren't comparable to the new tests were four stars out of five for driver protection and a perfect five stars for passenger protection in frontal impacts, and five stars for both front and rear passengers in side impacts with the optional front-seat side-impact airbags. Took it to a repair shop.
Thanks to its compact-car size and well-defined corners, the Patriot is one of the easiest vehicles to park and drive in tight spaces. I have 76,000 miles on mine and hope to get 200k out of mine. The recall began on August 15, 2017. Gave a 4 star rating on performance just because we've only had a short period of time. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. As a result, vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury in a crash. So I thanked the salesman who tried to help he said thanks for dropping by.
However, by the time I found the nearest Jeep dealer, the light had gone away and the Jeep started running again fine. The Freedom Drive I system is an active system much like that used in most all-wheel drive cars and crossovers, but it does have a lock mode to help with mud, snow, or sand. I also had a Liberty that was recalled for crash hazards that they couldn't fix the recall. And at low speeds especially, the steering feels responsive and communicative. Under the previous federal crash tests, which tended to be more generous, the Patriot earned a mix of four- and five-star test results. I will never buy a Jeep again.