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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,624 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 #70

May 062013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 59,345 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. They have recalled the faulty clockspring on (RHD) models and 2007 models. These are the same clocksprings!

- Gardner, KS, USA

problem #69

May 032013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 64,222 miles
I have a 2008 Jeep Wrangler that was manufactured in 2007. The clock spring was diagnosed by the dealer as being defective. This will prevent the driver airbag from deploying in an accident. I have read that the 2007 model year clock springs were recalled but not the 2008. I have read on several forums that the 2008 models are affected with this problem especially the early models. I am not sure how many complaints you have had about this issue but this should be handled in a recall or other way that the owner is out of pocket $500 for a safety repair that they are aware of as an issue. I have contacted Chrysler care and they told me that they would not cover this issue. I have heard that Chrysler has extended the warranty on this part to 100K miles or so.. but I'm told that not my vehicle. This is a knows safety issue and should be handled under a warranty situation.

- Wildwood, MO, USA

problem #68

Mar 182013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
While I was driving down the highway, I was approaching a corner and as I went to turn the steering wheel to negotiate the corner my wheel became stuck and I nearly went into the ditch. I jerked the steering wheel hard and heard some wires snap. After bringing the vehicle to a stop I could see pc ribbon wire hang out of the steering wheel indicating broken clock spring.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #67

Apr 182013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 62,000 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. I have paid out of pocket to have a local dealership diagnose the issue, and they confirmed it was indeed the clockspring.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #66

Apr 102013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
2008 Jeep Wrangler has the airbag light on. Research states that it is due to a faulty clockspring. Chrysler will not address the issue on lhd Wrangler. The problem is apparently consistant with many other lhd owners.

- El Paso, TX, USA

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problem #65

Apr 022012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
My vehicle clock spring which controls my airbag system has been compromised due to no fault of my own, Chrysler refuses to cover it under their L37 recall for vehicles manufactured between Feb 2007- Oct 2011, this is a huge safety concern as my air bags are not functioning and I do not feel I should have to incur the cost of replacing it.

- New Port Beach, CA, USA

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
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

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

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

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
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
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

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