Two problems related to ball joint have been reported for the 2010 Jeep Patriot.
At 21,237 miles, front tie rods and ball joints had to be replaced for a total of $1500. At this amount of miles, this is completely unacceptable. After some internet research, I discovered that this is on ongoing problem in Jeep Patriots that has not been addressed by Chrysler. I was actually told that my car was unsafe to drive without these repairs, and I had been driving it regularly (without any symptoms of problems) and could have been killed in a fiery crash because of Chrysler's neglect.
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Patriot. The contact stated the vehicle was being serviced for an oil change when they stated the front balls joints on both wheels were loose. The ball joints were not leaking any fluid. The contact stated the failure was a manufacturer's defect. The failure and current mileage was 9,700.