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Unread 01-02-2015, 04:59 PM   #1
RSoper
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Broken transmission dipstick tube

I have a 2012 Jeep Patriot. It actually is my 17yr old son's car.

Today found a puddle of fluid in the driveway. After verifying the correct level of engine oil, I discovered the FillTube for transmission fluid laying on the side of the engine compartment. It SHEERED off just above the mounting bracket. I brought the car to the dealer where I bought the car, Hall Nissan (used ). They stated that they had never seen this issue and that it was not covered under the extended warranty (Fidelity Gold/plus), that I had purchased. They also stated that the repair job was BIG. Tons of things had to be removed and a labor would be high. I saw many examples of this happening on Google, but none specific to 2012 Patriot nor Fidelity coverage. I am hoping that someone else has had this issue with success via a Jeep warranty or Fidelity.

Anyone else with this issue?
Any suggestions?

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Unread 01-04-2015, 07:23 PM   #2
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First thing I would do is get a repair quote from both a reputable mechanic, and also a Jeep dealership. Always get a second and/or third opinion.

Personally, I would never go to a dealer for an out-of-warranty repair. They are usually very high-priced (aka rip-off). And why go to a Nissan dealer to fix a Jeep?

You may also want to contact the warranty company directly.

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Unread 01-11-2015, 09:12 PM   #3
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I had the same thing happen to my 2011. i think i had 2-3 months left on the warranty. The dealer fixed it under and hour. Who knows there might be a recall on it, or call them just to see what they say about it.
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Unread 07-30-2015, 10:25 AM   #4
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STOP!!! This problem is a defect in the jeep. Its exactly where the tube hits the radiator hose. Its a factory warranty issue and is covered by your warranty. I questioned it and setting in a dealership getting it fixed now. It should be a recalled service. But, they are not moving towards a recall because know one knows its a defect in design.
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