NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2008 Jeep Wrangler (Page 3 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 3 of 14)

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problem #233

May 052016

Wrangler

  • 110,000 miles

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

Airbag light illuminates and chimes. Light goes out during turns, but re-illuminates once steering wheel is straightened back out. Problem is chronic. I understand Jeep has a recall on 2007 Jeep for same issue and RHD versions for later years.

- Vail, AZ, USA

problem #232

Apr 242016

Wrangler

  • 43,000 miles
While driving my 2008 Jeep Wrangler the clocksrping malfunctioned and broke while going around a turn on my neighborhood street. My air bag light came on and a small ribbon came out of the steering column. This also disabled my horn. When I took it to my mechanic he asked about a recall on this part because this is not a common issue. I looked and saw that there in fact was a recall on the right handed vehicles for 2008 but not left handed drive vehicles as well as 2007 Jeep had the recall. I am hopeful that this can also be recalled in 2008 left hand drive vehicles as it is not something that should go bad unless your vehicle is left in the rain dust or dirty environments, which is not how my Jeep is ever stored. I am happy that I was on a neighborhood street when this happened and that the air bag did not deploy!

- Towson, MD, USA

problem #231

Apr 142016

Wrangler

  • 109,000 miles
My air bag light has been turning on and off when I am driving the Jeep. It chimes every time it lights up, then goes out, then chimes and lights up again fairly often.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #230

Mar 022016

Wrangler

  • 68,000 miles

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

Turned left and the airbag warning light went off. And now continues to go off and ding every couple of minutes as I am driving. Seems to happen most of the time when turning left but tends to happen when turning right as well.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #229

Mar 202016

Wrangler

  • 44,000 miles
The air bag light came on and stayed on. This occurred while driving off road on sand and while turning. Dealer indicated the fix was going to cost over $500 dollars. They indicated some faulty wiring.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

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problem #228

Jan 012016

Wrangler

  • 80,000 miles
The airbag light comes on intermittently when the vehicle is in motion. I've been told that the clock spring is what is causing it. This same part has been recalled on the RHD vehicle but not the lhd. Ive been told that this could cause the airbags to not deploy in the event of a crash. I also see this is becoming a very common problem on this year model

- Brownwood, TX, USA

problem #227

Mar 012016

Wrangler

  • 75,000 miles

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

166,666.00

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #226

Feb 262016

Wrangler

  • 85,000 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.

- Tijeras, NM, USA

problem #225

Feb 102016

Wrangler

  • miles
Clock spring needs replaced.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #224

Feb 212016

Wrangler

  • 45,000 miles
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

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

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
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

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
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
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

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