Two problems related to front suspension have been reported for the 2008 Jeep Patriot. The most recently reported issues are listed below.
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.
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.