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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Jeep Wrangler seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #16

Sep 202002

Wrangler

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer states while traveling at 35 mph consumer hit a metal pole to avoid a bystander. Consumer states none of the airbags deployed.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #15

Mar 272001

Wrangler

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Front crash at 30-40 mph, neither airbag deployed. Driver sustained injuries.

- Magnet, UT, USA

problem #14

Dec 102000

Wrangler

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a rear end collision at 25-30 mph. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. Dealer / manufacturer were not notified at this time. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Midland, TX, USA

problem #13

Apr 272000

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Defective electrical connector caused all the gauges to fail and air bags to shut down.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #12

Mar 162000

Wrangler

  • miles
While driving it was raining and someone cut in front of consumer vehicle, causing consumer to hit the other vehicle. Upon impact, airbags didn't deploy.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

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problem #11

Jun 011999

Wrangler

  • miles
Vehicle was in an accident, and air bag did not deploy.

- Boston, TX, USA

problem #10

May 131999

Wrangler

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving consumer's daughter struck another vehicle in rear and airbag didn't go off.

- Rockfall, CT, USA

problem #9

Apr 301999

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer had started to make a left turn when the accelerator got stuck, causing consumer to drive through a wall and hit a house. Dual airbags did not deploy at the time of impact which could have resulted in injuries.

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 301999

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer had started to make a left turn when the accelerator got stuck, causing consumer to drive through a wall and hit a house. Dual airbags did not deploy at the time of impact which could have resulted in injuries.

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

problem #7

Jul 071998

Wrangler

  • miles
When all the gauges in the vehicle go out while driving, the driver's side air bag light would come on. Has taken vehicle to dealer & was informed they know about problem. Manufacturer is said to be working on solution. Owner is police officer & is in violation because of this particular problem.

- Natrona Heights, PA, USA

problem #6

Dec 291998

Wrangler

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving at 35 mph another vehicle hit the consumer from the back, causing the consumer to hit the vehicle in front of her, and driver's side air bag and passenger's air bags didn't deploy.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA

problem #5

Dec 291998

Wrangler

  • miles
While driving at 35 mph another vehicle hit the consumer from the back, causing the consumer to hit the vehicle in front of her, and driver's side air bag and passenger's air bags didn't deploy.

- Lee's Summit, MO, USA

problem #4

Mar 011998

Wrangler

  • miles
Electrical problems caused the airbag light to come on. Also, problems with speedometer, and antenna which was caused by a cpv that burnt out.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Sep 091998

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
Driver hit a berm of rock/sand at approx. 30 mph, right front of Jeep, the seat belt around the driver's waist held, but the belt over the driver's shoulder did not hold, the driver's face hit the middle of the dashboard and broke three teeth that had to be removed.also, airbag's did not deploy.

- West Bloom, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 181998

Wrangler 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
No deployment of air bag during vehicle collision, resulting in neck, back and shoulder injuries. Qcaw

- Shepherd, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 181998

Wrangler 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
No deployment of air bag during vehicle collision, resulting in neck, back and shoulder injuries. Qcaw

- Shepherd, TX, USA

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