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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 5 of 14)

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problem #184

Jan 122015

Wrangler

  • 88,000 miles

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

The clock spring in my 2008 Jeep Wrangler unlimited has gone bad and my airbag light has come on. This has been a recall on the 2007 Wrangler but from my understanding there have been many different model years that have the same issue. I went through Jeep and they said hey would not cover it so I had to purchase the part myself. The airbag is something I feel they should not take so lightly. If there is a known problem and a person takes the time to contact customer support in my opinion they should take care of it warranty or not.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #183

Oct 152014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 94,250 miles
The passenger airbag light goes off when the vehicle is turning, yet now does it for long periods of time. Even when a passenger is in the seat, the light stays off. Huge safety issue for these vehicles. This reflects Chrysler's recall number is L37.

- Diana, TX, USA

problem #182

Apr 152015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 45,850 miles
Clock spring is broken, causing horn and airbag to be inoperable. Vehicle was being driven on road and subjected to normal driving conditions. Requesting NHTSA consider a recall for left hand drive vehicles similar to NHTSA recall 11V-528, (same year and model only RHD.)

- Bend , OR, USA

problem #181

Apr 162015

Wrangler

  • 126,000 miles

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

My airbag light has turned on. The vehicle has been diagnosed as needing the clockspring. Jeep has not offered to help with the repair. I see they have recalled the part for the year my car was made but they are not making any recall for my vehicle or helping with the cost of repair.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #180

Mar 022015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Over the last month or so, the air bag light goes on and off at random times. Sometimes it will not come on at all and other times it will go on and stay on. Also, over the last few days, I've noticed a 'shaking' while driving, starting around 50mph.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

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problem #179

Apr 072015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
I started my car to take my daughter to school and heard the chime and noticed my air bag light was on and she was sitting in the front passenger seat, this is not safe for her or anyone else to be sitting in the front passenger seat. I drove her to school and the light and chime would go off and on randomly. I took it into the dealership yesterday and they informed me that it was the steering wheel clock spring and that it's going to cost me $500 to replace. Needless to say I did not have it repaired yesterday due to being a single mother on a fixed income and that costs is more than the payment I make every month for the car. I noticed that there is a recall for 2007 Wrangler and 2008 Wrangler right hand (RHD), mainly post office vehicles to fix this exact problem and find it odd that the only people left out of this recall issue is those of us who have (lhd), is there a reason for this decision? either this is a safety violation that we all should be included in, not just the 2008 government obtained vehicles, or it is not, this is not rocket science people.

- Papillion, NE, USA

problem #178

Mar 272015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 59,900 miles

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

Airbag light went on.

- Newark , NJ, USA

problem #177

Mar 202015

Wrangler

  • 82,000 miles
On my 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." Right hand vehicles have been recalled but not the left like I drive.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #176

Mar 022015

Wrangler

  • 90,500 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.

- North Kingstown, RI, USA

problem #175

Feb 232015

Wrangler

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp indicated that there was a malfunction. The contact indicated that the air bag warning lamp was flashing and remained lit as the failure progressed. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 13V176000 (air bags) and 11V528000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #174

Oct 102014

Wrangler

  • 70,000 miles

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

Air bag warming light is constantly on and flashes and chimes while begin driven. I was told it was a malfunctioning airbag sensor in the steering column and that they have seen many of these cases in the Jeep Wrangler "jk" and that there was a recall for the model year 2007 but not for any of the newer model years.

- Chelsea, VT, USA

problem #173

Feb 052015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 139,000 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. 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.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

problem #172

Dec 202014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 42,800 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.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #171

Jan 232015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 131,288 miles
My airbags were deactivated due to a faulty clockspring. The same clockspring was recalled in the RHD Jeep, and in the 2007 Jeep, but the same exact clockspring isn't recalled for the 2008 Jeep. I just paid $540 to have it replaced so I could pass state inspection. There should be a warning on all newer Jeep: "if you expose this vehicle to any dust, dirt, water, or elements, the will be expensive equipment failure." --or-- "not designed for off road or top down use".

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #170

Jun 182014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
The airbag warning light intermittently has come on since 6/18/2014. What started has intermittent warnings has turned into a solid warning light. After examination by the Jeep dealer the prognosis is that it is the clock spring. To my understanding this is the same clock spring that is present in 2007 and earlier models, which were recalled due to faulty clock springs. According to the dealer and online forums the failure of this safety component is quite common.

- Federal Way, WA, USA

problem #169

Jan 182011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Turning steering wheel while driving, airbag dash indicator illuminates and warning tone activated. Return steering to center and indicator light extinguishes. Warning light illuminates and tone activates sporadically when steering wheel is turned but with increased frequency over the period of 2011-2012. In 2013, the airbag dash indicator remains illuminated regardless of steering wheel position or vehicle movement. In latter-half of 2014, the horn has failed to work.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #168

May 072014

Wrangler

  • 42,000 miles
The airbag indicator light on the instrument cluster illuminated. The obdii code reader validated the presence of a airbag system fault. Apparently a "clock spring" in the steering wheel fails and causes faults in the airbag system.the Jeep dealer says 2007 "clock spring" is covered under recall but 2008 "clock spring is not covered under recall. I believe that emergency restraint systems are covered under all circumstances for a certain amount of years of date of manufacture.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #167

May 012014

Wrangler

  • 70,000 miles
I first noticed prior to May 2014 that my cruise control had quit working but just figured the control had gone out. Then about May 2014 the airbag, stability control and ABS lights came on while I was driving and have been on since then. The Jeep does still chime notifying me of the issue. After researching the problem I've come to conclusion its the clockspring, which has been recalled/warranty extended on several model year Wrangler. I have a hard time believing understanding why this hasn't been extended to additional model years. Is Jeep waiting on xx number deaths and injuries to occur due to a faulty part related vehicle safety?

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #166

Nov 012012

Wrangler

  • 26,000 miles
Vehicle's air bag light illuminates and "chimes" frequently throughout vehicle operation. Request Chrysler initiates recall immediately.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #165

Nov 162014

Wrangler

  • 67,000 miles
Started my Jeep early Saturday morning. My air bag indicator light came on as normal, but did not shut off like usual. I was a bit worried to drive it as I assume the air bag will not deploy in the event of an accident. However I chose to drive anyhow. The indicator light will go off but quickly comes back on at around 20-30mph. Followed by a ding each time it returns back on. As it turns out, my mechanic scanned my Jeep, bringing up the code of a faulty airbag, clock spring. As a safety issue, I was concerned and called Chrysler customer service dept to see if a recall had been issued. Unfortunately, nothing for my VIN# is coming up. So that means I am on my own in repairing this safety issue. My vehicle is not covered under warranty. So that means I am to pay out of pocket. Dealership parts department has them in stock, but they cost $270 only in parts. Not including labor to install the clock spring. Please be aware this is a very known issue in most newer Jeep jk's. I follow many forums for my Jeep. Almost every single one of them talk about this known issue. Yet Chrysler is not stepping up and handling this in a safe manner. I am thoroughly disappointed in them and upset now I have no active airbag. Till I save enough cash to have this clock spring installed. :-( please pray nothing happens to me and my family. As it will be an expensive choice Chrysler is making. Thanks for your time.. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fife, WA, USA

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