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post #1 of 4 Old 07-16-2008, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Patriot engine problems coils keep going bad

My father in law has an 08 Patriot and at 1700 mi his check engine light came on so he took it to the dealer and they had to replace a coil. Now i think it has about 4000-4500mi and his check engine light came on again so he took it to the dealer and they said it had 2 more bad coils and a bad control module. Im trying to find out if anybody else has had any problems with coils going bad or if maybe he got a lemon. He's thinking of trading it in for an 09 patriot to take advantage of the 2.99 gas but is worried that it might be an ongoin problem. Has anyone heard of or had problems with their patriots coils or control module. Thanks for any help

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-16-2008, 07:55 PM
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no problems with coils here but its a 07. 11,000 miles so far.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-17-2008, 02:54 PM
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No problems on my '07 Caliber w/ 34000 miles on it either. Lemon? Highly possible... I've even changed out my spark plugs and took the liberty of doing a physical inspection of the coils and didn't notice anything about them. Still running as good now as it did off the lot, even though I put crappy spark plugs in it.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-22-2008, 07:36 PM
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I bought my 08 Patriot in Jan. 10300 miles and no problems so far. recently got 28mpg on a trip to boston too. I hope nothing goes wrong anytime soon.
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