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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,513 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Jeep Wrangler seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #10

Apr 302006

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Jeep fishtailed in bad rain then left interstate flipped 3 times landed in ravine nose down, no air bag deployment.

- Mccalla, AL, USA

problem #9

Jul 042004

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 95,000 miles
All in one minute both things happened while on the way to take my son to the er. My horn and then airbag light came on. Took to dealer and they said clock spring. They replaced at $300 then still not fixed. They then said its my airbag control module at a cost of $510. I am getting upset and broke.

- Ona, WV, USA

problem #8

Jul 142004

Wrangler 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was driving down the highway at about 65 mph and a lady pull out in front of me to cross over the intersection. My Jeep hit her vehicle on the passenger side and my hood flew up into the windshield, bumper fell off the vehicle and entire side panel was ripped back to the door and neither of the airbags deployed. I felt like this was unusual due to the damage, so I wanted to research the problem. The estimate so far to fix my vehicle is over $7,000. No one was injured.

- Flowood, MS, USA

problem #7

Dec 292003

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,181 miles

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

My airbags did not deploy when I was involved in a head on collision that ended up totaling my vehicle.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 192003

Wrangler

  • 35,000 miles
While driving approximately 35 mph, somehow the vehicle hit the rear of a school bus. The front air bags did not deploy. The driver's chest hit the steering wheel. The passenger's head hit the dashboard. No one was transported to the emergency room.

- Ocklawaha, FL, USA

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problem #5

Jun 072003

Wrangler 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,150 miles
Daughter involved in single car accident in which 2002 Jeep Wrangler rolled over 3 times and landed nose down in ditch. The air bags did not deploy. Complaint was issued to Chrysler, they stated that the front end has to be hit just right before air bags are deployed. My daughter was almost killed and don't believe that statement was true. I feel it is in fact faulty equipment and after reading these reports, I feel that some kind of compensation is due. My daughter is still suffering bad head aches and back pains. I asked for $50,000. And was ignored.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 082003

Wrangler 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 12,500 miles

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

I was in an accident in October 2002 with my 2002 Jeep Wrangler X. I hit the person in front of me going about 40mph, and was then hit from behind. Neither airbag deployed, nor did the seat belt tighten. I hit my head on the stearing wheel. I tried to file a complaint with daimler-Chrysler corporation and was told since my vehicle was already being worked on there was nothing they could do about. I was in another accident August 8, 2003. Someone pulled out in front of me on the highway and I hit him going about 55 mph. The airbags again did not deploy. I am trying to get an answer out of daimler-Chrysler again and they keep giving me the run around about it.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 132003

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
2002 Jeep Wrangler collided with rear of passenger van at approximately 25 -35 mph. Wheels braked and released on wet pavement. Air bag did not deploy, driver seat belt did not hold. Driver's face hit windshield, resulting in broken nose. Front engine compartment was crushed.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 162003

Wrangler

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle T-boned another at 45 mph. Neither air bag deployed, driver suffered severe head injuries. Vehicle was totaled.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 072002

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,300 miles
The vehicle experienced a roll over, the seat belt failed to restrain the consumer, which caused him to be ejected from the vehicle, also the air bags did not deploy. Police report taken.

- Heber City, UT, USA

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