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post #1 of 11 Old 01-02-2015, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 11 Old 01-04-2015, 08:23 PM
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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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post #3 of 11 Old 01-11-2015, 10:12 PM
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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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post #4 of 11 Old 07-30-2015, 11:25 AM
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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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post #5 of 11 Old 11-19-2015, 05:24 PM
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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.
STOP!! Your post is from July this year. They fixed a 2011 with a broken tube, under some kind of warranty? How would that be under warranty if the Jeep is no longer under warranty?
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post #6 of 11 Old 03-26-2016, 11:46 PM
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STOP!! Your post is from July this year. They fixed a 2011 with a broken tube, under some kind of warranty? How would that be under warranty if the Jeep is no longer under warranty?
Found same issue on my 2011 compass which is out of 3 yr/36k mile warranty. Took it to Troncalli Jeep today and they fixed it in 1 hour, no charge, under warranty! They covered it out of the 5yr power train warranty. This is not a moving part that wears out and should last lifetime of the vehicle.
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post #7 of 11 Old 06-19-2016, 07:53 PM
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disappointed

Quite disappointed that Jeep would not take responsibility for this situation. The transmission dipstick should NOT be falling off! The dipstick was welded on by Jeep so they should be responsible for the damage it caused coming off. They will pay for the dipstick to be repaired but not the damage it did by getting lodged into my fan motor. It's 120 degrees today in Arizona and I can not use my car air conditioner. The fan alone is approximately $600 and not including labor to put in.
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post #8 of 11 Old 06-25-2016, 04:36 PM
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Same thing happened to Wife's 2012 Compass

Wifes 2012 Jeep Compass was parked outside and I noticed a pipe hanging from the plastic engine protective shield. Sure enough (see pic) it was the transmission dipstick. Broke off right at the base where it goes into the block. Took it to Jeep dealership, the guy said "we see this all the time in Patriots, and Compass's. This was covered under factory warranty, and of no charge. They reinstalled a new one in less than 3 hrs.
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post #9 of 11 Old 11-08-2016, 04:27 PM
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I discovered my 2012 Jeep Patriot transmission fluid dipstick tube broke off during an oil change. It fell into an oil collection pan.
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-30-2016, 04:08 PM
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Were you able to drive it to the dealership? I'm having the exact same issue with my 2014 Compass and am trying to decide if it's safe to drive a few miles to the dealership or if i should have it towed.
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post #11 of 11 Old 12-31-2016, 11:28 AM
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I would say as long as fluid isn't pouring out, you'll be fine. Just call ahead and make sure they can get to it today. With my situation, I called and brought it in same day, and it was covered by Jeep Dealership. I don't have any fancy extended warranty or anything like that either. You should be fine, it's a manufacturer defect. Good luck, and keep us posted!
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