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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 6 of 14)

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problem #164

Nov 062014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles

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

While driving, the airbag light started flashing and an audible chime went off each time the light flashed. The light and chime would appear about every 5 minutes. I took my vehicle in for service and found out that the problem was the airbag clock spring. I also found out that there has been a recall on RHD vehicles of this same model for the airbag clock spring. After researching the problem, I found out that there have been numerous reports of this problem for lhd vehicles with no recall. Are they only recalling the RHD vehicles because majority of them are driven by government employees, and they expect everyone else to pay $600 to have this problem fixed?

- Marshall, TX, USA

problem #163

Jun 202013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Upon turning on my Jeep the airbag light did not go out after the start-up light check. When restarting the vehicle it went out. While driving it came back on and chimed, it has continued to come on intermittently while driving and while parked. The esp also began intermittently illuminating while driving on a smooth straight highway. This intermittent issue has persisted for over a year. In doing research both issues can potentially be related back to the airbag clockspring. A recall exists for RHD Jeep Wrangler of my same year that use the same part. When contacting a Jeep dealer about this safety issue they said they would not do anything to resolve it unless I paid for all parts and labor. In checking online forums this is apparently not as rare as the initial recall states. There are even online tutorials on how to change it yourself since the manufacturer doesn't recognize this as a problem on lhd Jeep. (www.jk-forum.com/forums/jk-write-ups-39/clockspring-replacement-273201/) while this hasn't caused a safety problem yet, my concern is if I am involved in a collision that I will not have the protection I am supposed to from a faulty manufacturer part.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #162

May 012014

Wrangler

  • 87,000 miles
Upon exiting the parking lot of my employer, the airbag signal light illuminated and sounded. I immediately pulled into a nearby parking spot and turned the car off in hopes of resetting the alarm. This did not work and the light has been illuminated ever since. After some online research I came across forums for the clock spring failure, however, my horn and turn signals work properly and the airbag fuses are still functional. I have taken the vehicle to my mechanic for a computer diagnostic, however, no codes were given and he said "well, we should start with the clock spring and see if that fixes the problem." I called Chrysler/Jeep in hopes of attaining some additional information. To my dismay, the woman on the other line informed my that I was over my warranty mileage and "nothing can really be done." I truly don't mind the light or even the sporadic (every 2 or 3 minute) ding the light makes. What I do mind is the fact that my vehicle, with doors and a roof mainly to protect against the elements, has non-functioning airbags that Chrysler doesn't seem to desire to remedy.

- Dunmore, PA, USA

problem #161

Oct 082014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 58,977 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.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #160

Jan 022012

Wrangler

  • 45,010 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. While driving various speeds, the vehicle shook violently. The dealer stated that the tie rods and steering dampers needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred a year later. The tie rods and the steering dampers needed to be replaced again. On a different occasion, while driving 10 mph, the vehicle suddenly began to wobble. The dealer stated that the rear passenger side axle shaft was bent and caused the failure. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the air bag indicator illuminated sporadically. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who specified that the clock spring needed to be repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V176000 (air bags) or NHTSA campaign number: 11V528000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 45,010.

- Pleasant Gap, PA, USA

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problem #159

Oct 012014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
My air bag comes on/off while turning my steering wheel. According to the forums it is a clockspring; why is this an issue still? it is a safety thing with a faulty part that they recalled for the 2007 models, and it is the same part that is in mine!

- Harper Woods, MI, USA

problem #158

Sep 062014

Wrangler

  • 68,000 miles

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

Airbag light came on. Diagnostic was clockspring needed replacement.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #157

Sep 152014

Wrangler

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The air bag and mil warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart, but the failure recurred twice. The dealer stated that the tipm module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Tucson , AZ, USA

problem #156

Sep 222014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 54,600 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.

- Hagerstown , MD, USA

problem #155

Aug 272014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The air bag light comes on and off intermittently. Following up on this issue, seems to be a faulty clock spring and this should be addressed by Chrysler since the same faulty problem was addressed with the 2007 Wrangler. Apparently this issue was never resolved. My local mechanic even told me about the faulty clock spring issue and wonders why it has yet to be addressed.

- Barrington, NJ, USA

problem #154

May 152014

Wrangler 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles

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

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.

- Woodstock, IL, USA

problem #153

Mar 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
On my 2008 Jeep jk Wrangler (lhd) dashboard, the airbag warning light flashes on every other minute with a chime, which indicates 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.

- Elk Grove , CA, USA

problem #152

Aug 212014

Wrangler

  • 82,768 miles
I own two Jeep, one a 2007 Wrangler unlimited and the other 2008 Jeep Wrangler unlimited. I have had to replace two clock springs in the 2007 Wrangler and recently the second replaced clock spring in the 2008 Wrangler went out. This is a total of 4 clock spring failures in two Jeep. I had received an extended warranty on the 2007 Wrangler and was reimbursed. But not the 2008 Wrangler. Chrysler did give me a partial reimbursement on the first clock spring that failed in the 2008. On this second one, they are saying they will offer me another reimbursement but again only partial. They will not pay for the diagnostic to confirm it was the clock spring. Being that I am now on my 4th clock spring in two Jeep I don't think I should have to pay for another clock spring and go through the pain of another reimbursement. This should be a recall. Currently my airbags are not working while I fight this issue.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #151

Aug 182014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 47,500 miles
Air bag light and chime continue to go off due to faulty clockspring.

- Springfield , IL, USA

problem #150

Aug 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The airbag light and chime is going off. According to the manual when this happens you are to take it to the dealer. After waiting a week for an appointment with my closest dealer and more than a hour for them trying to diagnose them problem. They tell me it is not the airbag but the clock spring and that I owe them $75 dollars to diagnose the problem. I ask them if it is covered and they tell me the part costs approximately $300 or more. I checked the computer it appears that this is a common problem among this vehicle but Chrysler Jeep refuses to address it. There is a recall for it but only in right hand driven vehicles. Being that I am a mother of 4 I am terrified to drive with this light on but I cannot afford to fix this problem. I really don't known what to do.

- Westbrookville , NY, USA

problem #149

Aug 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
While driving on the highway, the airbag light goes on and off intermittently. The horn also does not work at all. I took it to the local mechanic to have the horn fixed, and was informed it was a bad clock-spring. Chrysler has extended the warranty for the rh 2008 Wrangler and all 2007 Wrangler, but the warranty for the LH 2008 Wrangler, like mine, has not been extended to be replaced. This is a major safety issue as the horn does not work, and I am unsure if my airbag will deploy, if needed. There is clearly an issue as there are a flood of complaints. It is time for the NHTSA to step in and get this taken care of. I don't feel I should have to pay $500 to have the clock-spring fixed when it is an obvious issue across the line in the 2007 and 2008 models. I should also mention that I have also experienced the "death wobble" which is what was the initial issue which had me take the Jeep into the shop. Over this past year, the Jeep would just start shaking violently at about 55 mph every once in a while. This last time, I pulled over to the side of the road, turned off the Jeep and tried again, only to have it start shaking violently again. This is a major issue that needs addressed. I could have been killed as there were vehicles on the freeway all around me. I could barely control the vehicle to pull it off the road. The mechanic replaced the steering stabilizer, the calipers, and the rotors to alleviate the problem. Interestingly, when I walked in to talk to them, they knew exactly what it was as they have had similar complaints that needed repairs for the same vehicle and problem from other customers. This was a $350 repair. I point this second issue out so other Jeep owners will know what to have repaired if Chrysler does nothing.

- Morehead, KY, USA

problem #148

Jul 232014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The clockspring assembly on my 2008 left hand drive Jeep is defective. I experience an intermittent check airbag indicator light. The defective clockspring assembly could result in broken airbag circuits. In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, a broken electrical circuit in the airbag clockspring wiring assembly can lead to non-deployment of the driver-side frontal airbag and will not be able to properly protect the driver. Chrysler recalled 2008 right hand drive Jeep for the same reason. I don't understand how a recall was done for right-hand drive vehicles and not left hand drive vehicles. It is the same safety issue.

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

problem #147

Jun 032014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 100 miles
Jeep has recalled all right hand drive Wrangler for broken contacts of the clock spring. I have a left handed Wrangler with a defective clock spring. The recall should be expanded to all Wrangler.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #146

Apr 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Airbag light on 4-door 2008 Jeep Wrangler unlimited X came on. Vehicle was not wet or driven in a dusty environment. Mechanic diagnosed it as a faulty clock spring but it is not covered on any warranties and all Jeep recalls are only for previous year or a right hand drive vehicles.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #145

Jun 162014

Wrangler

  • 98,002 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was diagnosed, but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 13V176000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 98,002.

- Westfield, NJ, USA

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