Ball Joint problems of the 2010 Jeep Patriot
Two problems linked to ball joint have been reported for the 2010 Jeep Patriot.
Ball Joint problem #1
The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 Jeep Patriot fwd. 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. This ball joint problem happened on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
Ball Joint problem #2
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1J4NF1GB7A_. The vehicle is 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. The failure date was 01/23/12.
Other Suspension related problems of the 2010 Jeep Patriot:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Ball Joint problems||2|
|Front Suspension problems||1|
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||1|