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I wanted more up-to-date car reliability information that included actual repair rates. So in late 2005 I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now reports absolute repair rates that make the differences between cars much clearer. Results are updated four times a year, so it's possible to track cars closely as they age.

I'm grateful that Allpar was an early supporter. Thanks to this forum, we've had better coverage of Chrysler products, with thousands of Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep owners signed up to participate. 179 are signed up so far for the Compass and Patriot. A good start, but more remained needed for us to fully cover all model years.

Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.

To encourage participation, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the Compass and Patriot, free of charge.

For the details, and to sign up to help out:

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We have updated results for the Patriot and Compass to include owner experiences through September 30, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 63, about average, but small sample size

2008: 26, better than average

2007: 28, better than average, but small sample size

We've also introduced two new statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 75, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have further updates in February and May. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years. So if you aren't already participating, please consider it.

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We have updated results for the Patriot and Compass to include owner experiences through September 30, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 63, about average, but small sample size

2008: 26, better than average

2007: 28, better than average, but small sample size

We've also introduced two new statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 75, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have further updates in February and May. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years. So if you aren't already participating, please consider it.

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We have updated results for the Patriot and Compass to include owner experiences through December 31, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 35 -- improved with larger sample size

2008: 36

2007: 29, small sample size

All are now better than average.

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 70, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have further updates in May and August. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years. So if you aren't already participating, please consider it.

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We have updated results for the Patriot and Compass to include owner experiences through March 31, 2010. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 33

2008: 56

2007: 37

The 2008 is about average, the other two are better than average. Small sample size for the 2007, so it might not be accurate.

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 55, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have further updates in August and November. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years. So if you aren't already participating, please consider it.

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Our Compass has been in the shop for oil changes, period. We have over 37,000 miles on our 2008 and so far it's been fine. One plastic interior piece has broken but I can fix it. Other than that, no issues at all.

I'll rotate the tires and probably get another 20,000 or so more out of them.
 

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After 36,000 miles my wife's 2008 Patriot has been flawless.
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We have updated results for the Patriot and Compass to include owner experiences through June 30, 2010.

Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the more recent months until the summer or even fall of next year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 36

2008: 51

2007: 37

The 2008 is about average, the other two are better than average.

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 56, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in November and February. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years. To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help: So if you aren't already participating, please consider it.

To see how competitors compare, and sign up to help improve this information:

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I think that the 07 Patriot has been pretty bullit proof, the only problems we had where

The Radio before 1 year, the brake switch(had this done twice, would not let Jeep come out of park), the BAS/Trac light(needed flashed), both lower control arms(the ball joint where almost falling out of the sockets)
Other than that just gas and oil changes. The brakes have been great just replaced the front brakes and rotors at 25,000 miles(my mini van could only muster 12-14,000 miles on front brakes)
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Son has a 2007 Compass with 50,000 miles, wife has a 2009 Patriot 4WD with 12,000 miles. The Compass had a few isues with trim around the windows, but otherwise has been great. Patriot has had no problems.
 

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We have updated results for the Patriot and Compass to include owner experiences through September 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since April until the summer or even fall of next year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 42

2008: 67

2007: 61

All are about average.

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 58, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

Jeep Patriot / Compass reliability ratings and comparisons
 

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We have updated results for the Patriot and Compass to include owner experiences through December 31, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since April until the summer or even fall of this year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 55, about average, small sample size

2009: 36, better than average

2008: 62, about average

2007: 91, about average

All are about average.

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 55, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

Jeep Patriot / Compass reliability ratings and comparisons
 

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We have updated our car reliability stats for the Patriot and Compass to include owner experiences through March 31, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 69, about average, small sample size

2009: 41, better than average

2008: 52, about average

2007: 88, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 60, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

We'll have further updates in August and November. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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We have updated the reliability stats for the Jeep Patriot and Compass to include owner experiences through June 30, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 61, about average, small sample size

2009: 47, about average

2008: 52, about average

2007: 107, worse than average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 60, and the percentage of lemons is about 3.

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in November and February. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Jeep Patriot / Compass reliability ratings and comparisons
 

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We have updated our reliability stats for the Patriot and Compass (on our redesigned site) to include owner experiences through September 30, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 36, better than average, very small sample size

2009: 44, better than average

2008: 47, better than average

2007: 92, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 63, and the percentage of lemons is about 3.

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates later this month and in May. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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We have updated our reliability stats for the Patriot and Compass to include owner experiences through September 30, 2012.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 24, better than average, small sample size

2009: 15, better than average

2008: 52, about average

2007: 70, about average

We'll have further updates in February and May. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

http://truedelta.com/Jeep-Patriot/reliability-712]Jeep Patriot / Compass reliability ratings and comparisons[/url]
 

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The wife came in this morning and announce her Compass wouldn't come out of park. I remember hearing the click of the release when the brake pedal is depressed. It's been replaced already, and they insisted on doing the clock spring in the steering column at the same time. Is the clock spring necessary? I can do a brake switch.
 
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