Consumer Review Video - 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.

Common problems and easy repairs on a 2012 Patriot

The 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport is rather easy to maintain. Some of the headlights are accessible by simply reaching behind their housings, allowing for reliable bulb changes. Performing an oil change shouldn’t be a problem on account of the open access to both the oil drain plug and the oil filter. The spare tire and jack kit are packaged together, which will make for hassle-free access in the event of a flat.

However, the 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport does have a handful of downsides. The parking light and front turn signal is only accessible by peeling back the wheel well lining, which will require multiple tools and won’t make for reliable bulb changes. Checking the transmission fluid may be a problem as this vehicle lacks a dipstick and the cap is hard to reach. The battery has convoluted access as you must first remove the air filter intake vent.


Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.

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2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl. Lights Tail Light (replace bulb)

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2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl. Lights Parking Light (replace bulb)

Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?

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