Front Suspension problems of the 2008 Jeep Patriot
Two problems related to front suspension have been reported for the 2008 Jeep Patriot.
Front Suspension problem #1
The vehicle involved was a 2008 Jeep Patriot fwd. The VIN of the problem Patriot is 1J8FT28W18_. Second time in a year where the front end has needed to be replaced. Spoke with other owners 2008 model year and similar complaints via website Jeeppatriot. Com. The failure date was Wed., Jun. 9, 2010.
Front Suspension problem #2
The VIN of this vehicle was 1J8FT28W38_. My 2008 Jeep Patriot just turned 39000 miles and developed a popping/creaking in the front end that gets progressively worse day-to-day. It appears to be the ball-joints. After a bit of research, it seems this is a common issue with the Patriots, and is a huge safety concern, especially with winter coming. Being a low-income single dad, I simply cannot afford to pay the ridiculous cost to fix a problem that was the direct result of Chrysler trying to save money by using cheap parts. This front suspension issue occurred Sep. 3, 2010.
Other Suspension related problems of the 2008 Jeep Patriot:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||21|
|Ball Joint problems||14|
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||12|
|Front Suspension problems||2|
|Clunking Noise problems||1|
|Sway Bar problems||1|
|Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems||1|