The Patriot, lightly updated for 2011, remained a mediocre vehicle overall. Handling is unimpressive and even the up-level engine that comes with all-wheel-drive versions feels sluggish and sounds noisy. The seats are second-rate and it's hard to find a good driving position. To its credit, the Patriot has an absorbent ride, well-suppressed road noise and mostly simple controls.
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The 2015 Jeep Patriot has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls

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Dec 23, 2015
If the power steering fluid return hose detaches, it would leak fluid and increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015 Jeep Compass and Patriot vehicles manufactured January 1, 2015, to May 11, 2015. During assembly, the power steering hose retention clamp may have been installed at an incorrect location, resulting in the detachment of the low pressure return hose.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the return power steering hose clamp, repositioning the clamp as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R68.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V878000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 60140
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