Common complaints about the Jeep Patriot include a leaking sunroof on the 2008 model and water leaking into the interior on the 2009 model. The leaking sunroof is the most frequently reported issue for the Jeep Patriot at CarComplaints.com, as of 2015.
Possible solutions to the 2008 Jeep Patriot's leaking sunroof include realignment of the sunroof or the use of Dow 111 paste to seal the edges. 2009 Jeep Patriot owners experienced difficulty repairing the leaking interior, with 27 of 29 reviewers on CarComplaints.com unsure of how to fix the problem. Possible fixes include replacing the drain lines or fixing the O-ring on the rear washer tube, according to other reviewers.