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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,410 miles

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2001 Jeep Wrangler seat belts / air bags problems

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2001 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #10

May 212012


  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving over water, the vehicle hydroplaned and caused the contact to crash into a tree. The frame was severely fractured and the vehicle was crumpled as a result of the severe impact. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained a severe concussion at the level two degree. The police arrived on scene to assist and stated that due to the severity and force of the impact, the air bags should have deployed. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility who also stated that the air bags should have deployed. The vehicle was not repaired and the VIN was not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not inspected for the cause of the hydroplaning failure or the air bags failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileages were unknown.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #9

May 022011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Jeep Wrangler. Consumer writes in regards to rusted and cracked frame. Consumer sent additional letter the consumer also stated the horn and cruise control hasn't worked in years and the air bag light has also been on for years.

- Shelby, OH, USA

problem #8

May 142009


  • 67,000 miles
Air bag suddenly was disabled due to clockspring failure.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #7

Apr 262007

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that his vehicle was involved in a frontal rollover crash while driving 45 mph. The air bags failed to deploy. The rear seat was thrown from the vehicle. Ford stated that the air bags should not have deployed because it was a rollover crash. The driver sustained a concussion. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 62,000.

- Fallom, NV, USA

problem #6

Mar 112007

Wrangler 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,700 miles
Refer to ODI id number : 10185714; airbag warning light now stays on constantly; horn no longer works; dealership where pruchased notified; service scheduled; appears to be common problem with the air bags frontal sensor/control module where water and/or road salt in the proximity of the air bag control module could lead to corrosion, and such corrosion can lead to illumination of the air bag warning light or could allow inadvertent deployment of the air bags.

- Salem, NH, USA

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problem #5

Mar 102007

Wrangler 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,400 miles
2001 Jeep Wrangler SE. Air bags warning light failure. Intermittent illumination of the air bag warning light occurred when vehicle was operating in reverse gear.when operating the vehicle in reverse gear, 5-sp manual transmission, the airbag warning light illuminates, after going forward a short distance, warning light went out. It has occurred 3 times over 3 day period. Airbag has not deployed; no corrective action has been performed; dealership has not been notified.

- Salem, NH, USA

problem #4

Dec 272005

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles


As of 10-05 the air bag failure light intermittently remained lit after turning on the vehicle and the horn & cruise control items have failed to function at all. These items are all under the control of the clock spring mechanism located in the front steering, common to the Jeep Wrangler and Chrysler mini-vans. Chrysler mini-vans were recalled for this failure. When I asked how long it would take for this item to come in, I was told by the Chrysler/Jeep dealer that this mechanism gets replaced in mass volume and they keep them as a stock item at the dealership because of it. The dealers service rep also added that they would like to see this become a safety recall item. As of 12-05 the safety items will be restored by replacing the clock spring mechanism at a charge to the owner. It troubles me that Chrysler is waiting for a certain number of failures with possible injuries or deaths before a recall is undertaken on Jeep - especially when a recall was issued for this exact part on the mini-van line.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 102005

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,000 miles
1. I was making a sharp turn when the steering wheel became stuck, then with a little force applied there was a snap and the clock spring broke. This resulted in the horn, cruise control, and air bag ceasing to work. 3. I have this scheduled to be fixed by the dealer.

- Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #2

Nov 272003

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag did not inflate.

- Gardner, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 052003


  • 55,000 miles
While driving at 35 mph air bags did not deploy after hitting a phone pole. Scares were left on driver's face as a result of this incident.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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