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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 3 of 14)

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problem #224

Feb 212016

Wrangler

  • 45,000 miles

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

Clock spring self-destructed at just over 45000 miles. Airbag light is now on and the ribbon cable is unwinding out of the steering column. Same issue that was being reported by owners and has been recalled for 2007 model year.

- Moab, UT, USA

problem #223

Feb 012016

Wrangler

  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the frontal air bags failed. The air bags warning light illuminated and a beeping sound emitted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bags clock spring failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed that the vehicle was not included in the NHTSA campaign number: 13V176000 (air bags). The approximate failure mileage was 145,000.

- Oakland, TN, USA

problem #222

Jan 252016

Wrangler

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was constantly illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V176000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 69,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #221

Jul 112013

Wrangler

  • 39,050 miles

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

Traveling down road, noticed air bag light staying on, esp wouldn't work, horn inoperative. Called Jeep dealer and they said to come in for diagnosis as the air bag light indicated a fault in air bag system. Took to dealers and they had to replace clock-spring wiring harness to cure problem. Not in warrenty period and when Chrysler was contacted they would not accept cost as it was not under recall. I therefore had to pay for repair. The dealer said to keep invoice as it may later be a safety recall. It should be as I was told the problem could cause the air bag system to malfunction. Being in the Jeep community I know of thousands of Jeep Wrangler having the same problem. Copy of invoice attached.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #220

Jan 012016

Wrangler

  • 62,000 miles
The airbag light of my 2008 Jeep wranger intermittently comes on during driving and the horn doesn't work. Likely a bad clockspring.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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problem #219

Dec 152015

Wrangler

  • 52,000 miles
Takata recall: Jeep built Jan. 24, 2008, airbag light has been an issue for over a year - horn has always been spotty but always lucky at inspection until recently. So, airbag light dinging/on and now horn not working due to clockspring. Recall research showed to be eligible item but dealership and Chrysler recall 800 # folks said this Jeep didn't qualify. Damage will be getting clockspring replaced by dealership for more than $500.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #218

Dec 212015

Wrangler

  • 94,140 miles

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

While driving my car started displaying issues with the air bag. The dash is intermittently displaying a airbag light. This continually turns on and off. I have researched solutions for this and learned that Jeep Wrangler 2007 has recalled this specific part but nothing has been done regarding subsequent years. I fear that this may pose a safety concern as it is a direct issue with the airbag.

- Downingtown, PA, USA

problem #217

Dec 132015

Wrangler

  • 105,000 miles
Clockspring wiring in the lhd side air bag circuit failed causing airbag indicator to turn on. Paid around $700 tax to have this defective part replaced (((

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #216

Dec 112015

Wrangler

  • 146,000 miles
I have no safety horn, no airbags, no cruise control and tire presure monitore gives faulty reading. All because of and due to a bad clock spring under the steering wheel.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #215

Aug 162015

Wrangler

  • 65,000 miles
Clock spring failed and had to be replaced.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #214

Nov 272015

Wrangler

  • 59,300 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,300. The VIN was not available.

- Meade, CO, USA

problem #213

Nov 042015

Wrangler

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the air bag light was constantly illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V176000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lockhart, TX, USA

problem #212

Nov 232015

Wrangler

  • 112,410 miles
On a 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. The vehicle also no longer has functioning speed control. This has been a recurring issue and concern for many 2007-2012 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. The faulty clockspring is the a safely concern due to a potential airbag failure in the 2009 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) during an accident.

- Nine Mile Falls, WA, USA

problem #211

Oct 202015

Wrangler

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

- Farmington, UT, USA

problem #210

Sep 112015

Wrangler

  • 48,540 miles
Airbag light would come on then off repeatedly, while stationary and in motion. Took into dealership diagnosed as "clock spring failed".

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #209

Oct 012013

Wrangler

  • miles
My airbag light is constantly on and my cruise control no longer works. I am a lhd 2008 Wrangler and as I have seen across the internet this is a huge problem. Why is there no recall on the lhd 2008 Wrangler when there is for the RHD and 2007 lhd Wrangler. The same clock springs are used in all these vehicles and they are faulty across the board. This needs to be a recall as my airbag will not deploy if I get into an accident. Chrysler is responsible and should be held accountable for this issue in my model yr and lhd. It doesn't matter if I am sitting, drive or whatever the airbag light is always on as soon as I start the engine and my cruise control does not work.

- Avon, IN, USA

problem #208

Oct 182015

Wrangler

  • 82,000 miles
The airbag light and chime randomly turns on and off while driving under all conditions.

- Highland, IL, USA

problem #207

Sep 102015

Wrangler

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the brake pedal was slow to respond and the slippery road warning light flashed while driving during inclement weather. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the brake pedal was applied but failed to respond causing the contact to crash into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy and the contact did not sustain any injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 10V236000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and 08V202000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was towed to an unknown location and was not diagnosed or repaired.. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Moundsville, WV, USA

problem #206

Sep 072015

Wrangler

  • 55,000 miles
Air bag warning light comes on frequently and intermittently. Dealer has confirmed failure is the steering column clock spring. This is a known defect with an open recall investigation.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

problem #205

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

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