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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,092 miles

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2008 Jeep Wrangler seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 11 of 14)

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problem #64

Apr 022013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles

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

On the 2008 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) dashboard, the airbag warning light flashes on every other minute with a chime, an indication that there is something malfunctioning or interfering with the vehicle's airbags.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 potential 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 of their faulty clockspring that can cause failure of the vehicle's airbags from properly deploying.

- Park City, UT, USA

problem #63

May 122011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Air bag indicator light stays on continuously. Air bag alarm sounds when steering wheel is turned on tight corners. Obd II fault code B1bo2 clockspring. Thus, the airbags will not deploy. This should be a safety recall, as it is for the prior year and same year with steering wheel on the right of the vehicle.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #62

Mar 082013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 64,532 miles
The airbag light turns on and off, indicating that there is an intermittent malfunction with the airbag system. The problem is a simple part - the clock spring in the steering that connects the airbag to the control module. If the system malfunctions before or during a crash, the airbag will not deploy, and could cause serious injury or death. I am shocked that this safety issue is not being recognized or covered by Jeep!

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #61

Apr 122012

Wrangler

  • 121,000 miles

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

Airbag light stays on. Mechanic says the clock spring is faulty. This is a problem with many Jeep owners that I know. This is a safety hazard, because the airbag may not deploy in a collision.

- Platte City, MO, USA

problem #60

Feb 172013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Air bag light came on, checked connections under passenger seat light remained on. I have been told this is a result of a bad clock spring.

- Eagle Point, OR, USA

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problem #59

Jan 302013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Clock spring failure in my 2008 lhd Jeep Wrangler has caused my windshield wipers to randomly turn on, my turn signals and headlights to only function intermittently, and my gauge cluster flickers when any of the above trigger.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #58

Jul 182012

Wrangler

  • 50,000 miles

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

Air bag light and chime go off and on while driving for no reason. Happens every few minutes while driving. It has been doing this for over six months.

- Andover, MN, USA

problem #57

Dec 282012

Wrangler

  • 125,000 miles
The airbag warning light flashes on every other minute with a chime, an indication that there is something malfunctioning or interfering with the vehicle's airbags. 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 potential airbag failure in the 2008 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) during an accident or premature deployment when simply driving around.

- Olathe, CO, USA

problem #56

Nov 242012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 72,500 miles
Air bag light activated with chime for several cycles. Now air bag light stays on. Sometimes flickers / flashes, but mostly stays lit. This was on smooth pavement at highway speed. 'can't understand why the system failed or why the local dealer wants so much to repair an obvious safety item that shouldn't have gone bad.

- Homosassa, FL, USA

problem #55

Dec 202012

Wrangler

  • 88,000 miles
The airbag light in my 2008 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) has begun going off and chiming while driving at least one time every minute. This light indicates that something is wrong with the airbag and the problem has been diagnosed as a clock spring issue. This has been a recurring issue with 2008 jks (lhd), and potentially can lead to airbag failure in the case of a crash. Chrysler has refused to address this issue with 2008 lhd Wrangler even though it is a serious safety concern.

- Winder, GA, USA

problem #54

Oct 242012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles

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

While I was driving around town, my airbag light will come on and off. Sometimes the light will stay on for long periods of time.

- Wall, NJ, USA

problem #53

Dec 032012

Wrangler

  • 40,000 miles
The horn no longer works and per the dealer, it is the clockspring. This cost about $500 to replace. The same make and model of the previous year had a recall but they have not recalled the 08 which apparently has the same problem.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #52

Oct 112012

Wrangler

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that there was a recall for the failure under NHTSA campaign id number: 11V528000 (air bags: Frontal) however, the contact's VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 73,000.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #51

Oct 192012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
Airbag light came on intermittently at low driving speed. Eventually stayed on permanently whenever vehicle was in gear. Failed clock spring was diagnosed. This vehicle is the more common left hand drive.

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #50

Nov 262012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Dodge dealership has inspected my Jeep for an airbag warning light illuminated. I have an extended warranty from millennium and the will not cover the repair. The problem has been diagnosed as a faulty clock spring. This is a lhd vehicle. The recall id 94030 is for the RHD Jeep. If left hand drive Jeep are having the same problems, how can this just be on the right hand drive only? recall id # 94030 - air bags:frontal component air bags:frontal model affected Wrangler potential units affected 5437 recall date: Nov 02, 2011 model affected: 2008 Jeep Wrangler summary: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 right hand drive (RHD) Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured from February 1, 2007, through October 10, 2011. Some vehicles may be equipped with driver's airbag clockspring assemblies that could experience a compromised airbag circuit resulting in an airbag lamp illumination, which indicates that the airbag may not deploy. Consequences: A broken electrical circuit in the airbag clockspring wiring assembly can lead to non-deployment of the driver frontal airbag and will not be able to properly protect the driver in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injuries. Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners and remedy the vehicles as necessary free of charge. Chrysler will mail to owners an interim notification during March 2012. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Potential units affected: 5437.

- Walters, OK, USA

problem #49

Nov 142012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
My airbag light came on while driving at 40mph. Wolfchase Jeep refused to warranty item. I had to pay for trouble shooting, but Chrysler would not warranty even though there is an obvious problem. There is already a recall for R/H drive and 07 model year Wrangler.

- Eads, TN, USA

problem #48

Nov 172012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 86,500 miles
The airbag light began coming on & going off on sat 11/17/2012. I tried calling the dealership they were closed. Called on mon. 11/19/12. Took Jeep in mon afternoon. Was told today that I would have to pay for it because it had already been replaced. I do not think that I should have to pay for this as it was a recall and had happened again. There must be something wrong or it would not go out in the first place would appreciate some help from someone. I am so upset with this Jeep that I will probably never buy another one and will suggest that no one else buy one either. I have had numerous other problems with this Jeep.

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #47

Nov 102012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 45,700 miles
Airbag warning light flashes and audible alarm sounds. Jeep will not recall all defective Jeep.

- Edmonds, WA, USA

problem #46

Oct 082012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
I had an air bag warning light that came on and would not go away. When I brought it into the dealer they told me that it was the clock spring that was bad. They had informed me that it was not under warranty or that there was no recall for this safety issue so I paid out of pocket to get it fixed.

- Laveen, AZ, USA

problem #45

Oct 182012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 71,375 miles
On the 2008 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) dashboard, the airbag warning light flashes on every other minute with a chime, an indication that there is something malfunctioning or interfering with the vehicle's airbags.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 potential 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 of their faulty clockspring that can cause failure of the vehicle's airbags from properly deploying.

- Cordova, TN, USA

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