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CanadianJets 06-28-2012 10:30 PM

Patriots since 2011.
Hi guys. I'm kinda new here. I have a dilemma of buying new patriot. I've read tons of threads and articles and just got confused. I know the topic was raised so please be loyal. :-)
I'd like to create some sort of poll (I don't know how) about the most common dome light leaking. Chrysler said that it was fixed since 2011 but some people still complain. I'd like to ask owners of 2011-2012 Patriots if somebody has this problem.
And I'd like to ask them if someone already replaced ball joints on 2011-2012 models?
Thank you, I really appreciate your help.

FujativeOCR 06-29-2012 10:16 AM

2011 Patriot Latitude, no leaks, no ball joints yet. 11,700 miles.

CanadianJets 06-29-2012 10:29 AM

Thank you for your response!

srtdodge05 06-29-2012 10:49 AM

18,000 miles on mine and no problems other then the trans.

FujativeOCR 06-29-2012 10:50 AM

On a unrelated note...what is the basis for your screename....CanadianJets???

CanadianJets 06-29-2012 10:59 AM

I'm a Winnipeg jets fan. :-).

pitrcer3 06-29-2012 02:14 PM

I have a 2011 30,500 miles in 11 months and no leaks or problems yet just the tranny acting up a little but TCM and PCM updates seemed to have fixed that.

FujativeOCR 06-29-2012 02:30 PM

I think the tranny is a problem by design.

pitrcer3 06-30-2012 01:39 PM

^How so?

FujativeOCR 06-30-2012 04:21 PM

Well mainly because it was poorly executed. Feels like it slips during normal acceleration. Snappy from power on to power off to power on again. (this is CVT)

CanadianJets 06-30-2012 09:47 PM

Thank you guys. And what about the oil consumption? Have you see that thread? Is that really so bad?

dirkdiggler106 07-01-2012 02:23 PM

2012 with 1500 miles on it and no issues... Glad I went with the 5spd... I enjoy shifting through the gears.

omahawk 07-03-2012 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by FujativeOCR (Post 13799876)
Well mainly because it was poorly executed. Feels like it slips during normal acceleration. Snappy from power on to power off to power on again. (this is CVT)

There is a TSB on this and a software update that directly addresses this problem. I had the update done yesterday and the jerking or slipping feeling is now not perceptible. The engine is more responsive.

All you have to do is going in to the dealer and tell them that you are feeling slipping/jerking at 1/4 to 1/2 throttle. Let them know that there is a TSB for this and a software update to the TCM is supposed to take care of it. Some Stealerships may hassle you about this some won't. They hassled me about something similar in my wife's Avenger and I had to take it in a second time and drive with the tech to show him what I was feeling and then they did the update for her car.

This time with my Patriot the tech took it out and felt it right away and he did the software update.

FujativeOCR 07-03-2012 10:10 AM

I had that tsb flash update done months ago. It was better at first but has since gone back to its old ways.

Gramps 07-04-2012 09:26 AM

It would be interesting to find out how this trans model is doing in the other vehicles it's used in. NISSAN LAFESTA, SERENA, BLUEBIRD SYLPHY, DUALIS, X-TRAIL; MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER, DELICA D:5 GARANT FORTIS, RVR;

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