NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2008 Jeep Wrangler (Page 12 of 14)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,097 miles

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 12 of 14)

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problem #53

Dec 032012

Wrangler

  • 40,000 miles

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

problem #44

Sep 012012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My 2008 Jeep Wrangler 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.

- Brighton, MA, USA

problem #43

May 012012

Wrangler

  • miles

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

The airbag light is always on. This is on a 2008 Jeep Wrangler, regular side drive. I have checked with a Jeep dealer they are very disconcerted about it. They said I have to pay to have this safety item fixed.

- White Hall, AR, USA

problem #42

Apr 222012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
The airbag warning light on my 2008 Jeep Wrangler dashboard began flashing on every other minute with a chime, an indication that there is something malfunctioning or interfering with the vehicle's airbags. It now stays lit whenever the car is on. I was told by the dealership that I need to replace the clockspring. This has been a recurring issue and concern for many 2008 Jeep Wrangler owners, including myself, and has been shown time and time again to be caused by a faulty clockspring within the vehicle's steering wheel. The 2007 Jeep Wrangler had the same issue and there was a recall for this part. This faulty clockspring is the culprit for potential airbag failure in the 2008 Jeep Wrangler 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.

- Rutland, MA, USA

problem #41

Sep 172012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Air bag light came on during driving. Took it to the dealer where they told me the clock spring needed to be replaced for $525. After researching the issue I discovered that Jeep has recalled the right hand drive clock springs for 2007-2012 but not on the left hand drive Jeep. They are the same part and a recall should be issued across the fleet. This is a safety issue as it can cause the air bag to deploy on its own, or not deploy in an accident.

- Providence , RI, USA

problem #40

Sep 062012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 56,600 miles
Driver airbag dash light on. When making right turn light turns off, then returns with chime when steering returns to straight. Dealer states the airbag light indicates the airbag may not deploy. Dealer suggests an airbag clockspring assembly failure as seen on other similar models (and recalled on RHD model).

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #39

Sep 032012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 62,500 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.

- Kettering, OH, USA

problem #38

Aug 242012

Wrangler

  • 88,000 miles
My airbag light came on and off in roughly 1-3 min. Intervals. Brought it in for service and it is not covered under warranty. I read many Jeep forums and have found that the clockspring is failing on many many Jeep and could cause premature detonation of airbag cause fatal accidents or not detonating when really needed. I was astonished that Jeep will not take care of this. I will end up spending $200-$350 myself just to feel safe in my own car. This needs to be addressed by Jeep. If it becomes a recall, I will be seeking my money back. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Wixom, MI, USA

problem #37

Jul 232012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Driver airbag lamp turns on-off. Loses cruise control speed when set. Airbag light turns off on right turn and turns on with chime when straight. Confirmed by Chrysler dealer as clock spring fault. Driver squib #2 open corroded. Dealer states no recall or warranty for repair. Dealer repair cost quote $480.21. Dealer states when airbag light is on airbag will not operator. Believe defective clock spring controlling safety device airbag is same concern as the seatbelts on my Jeep which would not release for use. The dealer replaced the defective seatbelt. So why will dealer not replace under warranty the clockspring? I will call Chrysler for warranty repair approval.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #36

Aug 052012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 48,537 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."

- Garland, UT, USA

problem #35

Jul 102012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
The clockspring assembly in the steering column fails causing one or more open circuits to the driver's air bag. Service bulletin exists for factory replacement of the 2007 postal version, Chrysler extended coverage for all of 2007 model year Wrangler. The problem also exists in the 2008 model year. I was able to get the clockspring replaced for a reduced cost 'co-pay' thru Chrysler customer service but the lack of a service bulletin covering the 2008 model year made resolution of the problem an unusual process. Most consumers would incur an expensive repair for a known problem. Worse, the problem was misdiagnosed by the service computer and erroneously indicated the air bag was defective.

- Cedar Falls, IA, USA

problem #34

Jul 262012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 71,000 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..

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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