NHTSA — Air Bags Problems

2008 Jeep Wrangler (Page 7 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 7 of 14)

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problem #153

Mar 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

problem #144

Jul 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 87,377 miles
I had to get a coilspring replaced which was defective and causing the air bag warning light to illuminate. The issue was recalled for right hand driven Jeep. All Jeep should be recalled that are affected by this issue and Jeep should make the repair free of charge.

- Cranston, RI, USA

problem #143

Jun 262014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 96,200 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."

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #142

May 152014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
I just turned my car on that morning and my air bag light came on. I took my vehicle to pep boys and they looked up any recalls for my air bags. They found a recall for the air bag clockspring. I then took my Wrangler to the Chrysler Jeep dealership and told them about the recall and my airbag light. They said that my vehicle wasn't on the recall list so it wasn't considered affected. So I paid them to do a diagnostics to figure out what the problem was and they told me it was the clockspring and it needed to be replaced. Despite it being the exact same problem other Wrangler were recalled for, they said that they wouldn't cover the repairs and I would have to pay over $600 dollars for them to replace it. My car had less than 65,000 miles on it when this problem occurred. I have looked online and this is a problem that many 2008 and later Wrangler have been experiencing. This is a very serious safety concern and there should be a recall to have this fixed.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #141

Jun 232014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 89,500 miles
Air bag light flashes randomly. The inside of the Jeep has never been wet or the vehicle has never been in an accident. Clockspring is bad in the steering wheel. This is a widely known Jeep Wrangler issue and should be a covered recall due to the safety issues created by a non-functioning airbag. The repair costs exceed $500 at the dealer. Look up jk airbag light issues on line for pages of people experiencing the same issue.

- Nuevo, CA, USA

problem #140

Jun 022014

Wrangler

  • 55,000 miles
TL * the contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving at unknown speed, the air bag light illuminated and was making a noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V176000 (air bags). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 55,000.

- Jber, AK, USA

problem #139

Jun 142014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
Pulling out of a parking space the other day and a red airbag light appeared on my dash indicating some sort of airbag fault, also cruise control and horn stopped working. Further research showed that the clock springs are a common failure among Jeep Wrangler thus making the airbags non operational until repair is made.

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

problem #138

Jun 022014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
The clock spring on these vehicles are notorious for being faulty. Chrysler recalled right hand drive Jeep for this same issue. This disables the horn the cruise control, the airbag, and the electronic stability control. All very important issues in case of an accident.

- Cabot, AR, USA

problem #137

Jun 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
My airbag light continually comes on and off, indication of a clock spring failure as identified in Chrysler recall M31, however that recall for some reason only covers RHD vehicles. My standard 2008 lhd vehicle has the same symptom, along with many other Wrangler owners.

- Angola, NY, USA

problem #136

Mar 122014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
Air bag light and chime begun to alert suddenly. The condition has continued with light and chime activating intermittently but with a constant short interval activation.

- Franklin , TN, USA

problem #135

Mar 032014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 39,500 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."

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #134

May 202014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
The air bag light keeps going on an off. I had it checked at the dealer and they stated it was the clockspring that was bad. This is not is not covered under the lifetime powertrain warranty or my lifetime added care plus warranty that I purchased. This is a safety item and should be fixed by Chrysler.

- Walstonburg, NC, USA

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