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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 6
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,795 miles

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 2 of 7)

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problem #101

Oct 202015

Wrangler

  • 104,000 miles

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

Failed clockspring at 104,000 miles. Intermitted airbag light.

- Farmington, UT, USA

problem #100

Sep 112015

Wrangler

  • 48,540 miles
Odometer will not function. Comes on for awhile, sometimes blinks and other times will not work. Took to dealership and indicated internal failure need to order cluster and replace.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #99

Oct 152015

Wrangler

  • 86,000 miles
Vehicle horn stopped working. No accident or event occurred. Possible malfunction. Tried to use the horn while in motion on the road, no horn sound when pressing into the steering wheel. Vehicle horn does sound when locking the vehicle and when setting off the "panic" alarm. This leads me to believe there is an issue with the clock spring. Took vehicle to maintenance shop, staff said the horn is in good working order, but the clock spring is likely "bad".

- Coraopolis, PA, USA

problem #98

Feb 052013

Wrangler

  • 83,200 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. While driving approximately 30 mph, the windshield wipers and fluid operated independently and the horn sounded. The engine fan operated and all four doors locked continuously. The failure recurred numerous times intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the total integrated power module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 83,200. Updated 12/03/15

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #97

Sep 302015

Wrangler

  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the windshield whippers activated independently and all the warning indicators illuminated. The contact also stated that the radio began activating and deactivating. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the total integrated power module failed. The contact also stated that the total integrated power module was previously replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #96

Sep 032015

Wrangler

  • 107,080 miles
On my 2008 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) dashboard, the airbag warning light flashes on every other minute with a chime, seems to happen when turning steering wheel. Dealership diagnosed as a faulty clockspring. This has been a recurring issue and concern for many 2008 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) owners, including myself, and has been shown time and time again to be caused by a faulty clockspring within the vehicle's steering wheel. This faulty clockspring is the culprit for airbag failure in the 2008 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) during an accident or premature deployment when simply driving around. Daimler Chrysler has refused to address the safety concern on 2008 lhd of their faulty clockspring. (this is the same exact part & # as those recalled from your investigation #PE11019.) please help us...many many reporting same issue

- Mokena Il, IL, USA

problem #95

Aug 272015

Wrangler

  • 104,000 miles

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

Jeep is possessed. Horn, wipers, wiper washer, A/C, radiator fan, door locks, and lights turn on at random intervals even when vehicle is shut off and no key in ignition. Same behavior occurs while drving. In one case the putting the vehicle in reverse cause the problem.

- Jonestown, TX, USA

problem #94

May 132015

Wrangler

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle started after several attempts. The failure recurred multiple times intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #93

Aug 132014

Wrangler

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. While driving approximately 15 mph, the windshield wipers and fluid operated independently, the horn sounded, the engine fan operated, and all four doors locked continuously. The failure recurred numerous times intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Evansville , IN, USA

problem #92

Jun 202015

Wrangler

  • 107,700 miles
I work on drilling rigs in the North East often in remote locations. After returning to the rig from a trip to town with no issues I let the vehicle sit for two days. Upon opting to go to town I went to start the vehicle. I turned the ignition and had all electrical power but nothing to crank the engine. I tested all components I could before coming to the conclusion it was a computer related issue for a Jeep dealer. I made the arrangements and towed the vehicle to the dealership 40 mile away. After having the vehicle for a day along with all my fault finding data the dealer called to inform me it was the tipm. After questioning the rep as to the causes of a failure I was told that it unknown but a very common problem. After an expensive repair and 400 miles post repair I have had no further issues.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #91

Jun 232015

Wrangler

  • 153,755 miles

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

I just recently bought a new battery and the Jeep hadn't have had any issues and the Jeep just randomly didn't start. I finally got it to start just to find out it was a key module and program wireless module. After further research this is a regular problem in (07-08 models).

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #90

Jun 012011

Wrangler

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. While driving at various speeds, the air bag and tire pressure warning lights illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the clock spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #89

Sep 102014

Wrangler

  • 125,000 miles
September of 2014 last year I noticed the airbag malfunction light come on. I called my local Jeep Chrysler dealer and left a few messages about recalls and if this meant a problem with my airbags. No one ever called me back after 2 weeks of waiting the airbag malfunction light went off and it would stay off for weeks and mysteriously come on periodically. So after a few months go by in December of 2014 I was at a supermarket parking lot with my wife and three children when we pulled into a parking space amd thw horn, lights, wipers and dash lit up. I quickly disconnected the neg battery and reconnected it two or three times and it stoppped. I looked online for similar problems and disconmected the horn amp via fusebox. Jumpstart to Feb 2015 while on the highway the horn blares and wipers go off but the vehicle turns off and I glided to the breakdown lane while other cars avoided me. 5/27/2015 my wife opened the Jeep door and it triggered the wipers, dash lights and wiper fluid to spray. When you're on a fixed income bringing your vehicle in for repairs is not always feasable. I took the Jeep to autozone free diagnostic and got a code U0141. After reading the similar stories we're going into the dealership for repairs.

- College Park, GA, USA

problem #88

Dec 122011

Wrangler

  • 60,000 miles
My airbag light continues to light up and beeps. I researched it and it says that it is a airbag clockspring failure. I called and Chrysler is not willing to help me. Had I known this I would have not purchased the $40,000 vehicle. I would not recommend this vehicle to no one.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #87

Apr 012015

Wrangler

  • 75,000 miles
Airbag light and warning bell goes on and off repeatedly. This seems to be a well documented concern and points towards safety issues extending from non working air bags to a driver distraction. This problem also seems to be indicative of Chrysler's quality control and poor customer service.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #86

Oct 172013

Wrangler

  • miles
The totally integrated power module (tipm) is faulty as it is in many Wrangler of this year. On a regular basis, the horn will engage continuously, the wipers turn one, the spray nozzle sprays fluid, the radio occasionally will turn off, the headlights turn off (driving hazard at night), and the doors lock sometimes. All of this happens at the same time. You can turn the key off and take it out and the engine continues to run and the problems continue to occur until you either unhook the battery or knock on top of the tipm. Sometimes the vehicle will not start. Code given is U0141 which is "loss of communication with the front control module (tipm)." This is a very well known issue with the late 2007 and 2008 years of the Wrangler model. It is a faulty product installed by Chrysler and many dealerships recognize the issue. Chrysler refuses to issue a recall for the problem.

- Bossier City, LA, USA

problem #85

Apr 152015

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
On or around the 15 April 2015 while pulling into a parking lot the horn and the wiper as well as the washer began to randomly go off and even while the vehicle was completely unattended. I had to physically remove the horn connection to keep the horn from sounding at inopportune times and possibly distracting the drivers around me and causing an accident. The wiper to this day still start to randomly move and the washer squirts at any random time. The horn remains unhooked at this time. The tipm module is suspect in this vehicle for repair.

- Parkersburg, WV, USA

problem #84

Oct 152013

Wrangler

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. When the ignition was turned to the on position, the front windshield wiper activated, the headlights illuminated, the vehicle would not shift out of the park position, and the horn sounded without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the totally integrated power module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #83

Mar 022015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
Totally integrated power module failure.

- Hilliard, FL, USA

problem #82

Mar 022015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Over the last month or so, the air bag light goes on and off at random times. Sometimes it will not come on at all and other times it will go on and stay on. Also, over the last few days, I've noticed a 'shaking' while driving, starting around 50mph.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

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