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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,624 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 #170

Jun 182014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles

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

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

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

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

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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

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
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

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

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

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
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
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

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