I am getting desperate here!
First off, yes I'm new to the forum, so HELLO EVERYONE!
I purchased my 2007 Patriot in July of '07. Everything was great, except about a month after I bought it, it began pulling to the right. Since I had to travel an hour away to where I bought it, I thought I could take it to the Jeep Dealer 10 minutes from my house. What a mistake!! They ended up telling me it was the crown of the road and that no pull was felt. Well, I ended up writing down the milage when I dropped it off and checked it out when I picked it up, not even a mile difference! Enough to drive it from the parking spot, to the garage (if that) and back to the parking spot.
About 3 days later I decided to drive the hour to where I bought it. They had it over night, and I had to come back the next day to pick it up and it was fixed! They adjusted the toe, and said that they centered the steering wheel. Also check the tire pressure and sensors. "It was fixed! YAY!!!" and then I thought this was over.
It lasted for about 5 months, then it began again. So I thought it was just from driving it. I had to take it in to get an oil change, and have my clutch pedal looked at also because it would make a "squeak" or "grinding" sound (best way I can discribe it) so I also had them do an alignment and hopefully it would be fixed. No! They said they adjusted the toe, and centered the steering wheel because it was to the left. They also checked the tire pressure, everything was good. It was still very noticable! I took it back to have the clutch pedal assembly replaced, and it still is making the same sound! Then I had to take it back to have a Chysler Rep drive it and he coudln't even drive my manual!!!! What the hell? I mean, that's a little stupid if you ask me!
Took it to the dealership seven times, they had done everything. Alignment after alignment, X crossed the tires....didn't work. Crossed the front two tires...Jeep ended up pulling to the left because the tire was worn so bad, so they ended up giving me 4 brand new tires since they thought it was the tires.....NOPE! Still pulls.
This is so pathetic! I called AND emailed Jeep/Chysler and nothing was done. I am so mad at Jeep, and this dealership I am dealing with. The Service Advisor I am dealing with made me come back up the 7th time for an alignment because they "couldn't find" the specs from the other ones. Does anyone know if that is something they keep? I would imagine they would keep it on the computer, especially if a Jeep has been in there multiple times for the SAME PROBLEM!!!
They keep blaming it on the road crown, and I think they are doing it just to get a girl off of their backs!
Is anyone still having the same problem??
Sorry for my first post being a long one, I just want to know if anyone else is having a problem like this and I'm looking for advice!
I would appreciate ANY suggestions, or help!!!
Don't get me wrong, I love my Jeep and wouldn't trade it for anything, but I don't want all of these headaches either!!!!