10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,097 miles

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2008 Jeep Wrangler seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 9 of 14)

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problem #113

Jan 132014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 100,500 miles

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

My airbag light came on along with a chime. Now the light and chime happen intermittently. This is the second time for this issue on my Jeep. The first time I brought it to a dealer and they replaced the clockspring at a cost of over $400. This part is essential to the safety of myself and my passengers and needs to be replaced again. Meanwhile, the RHD and 2007 Wrangler have had a recall issued for this issue. Well, I live in a dusty part of the country and in the summer drive with the window down a lot, just as the mail carriers with the RHD Jeep do. I actually purchased my Jeep in November of 2007. It is a 2008 my but was made in 2007, immediately after those 2007 lhd Jeep that received the recall. I do not understand how this recall was not expanded to cover all Wrangler that it affects. From what I have read the air bags will not operate properly when this issue is present. They could not deploy when necessary and/or deploy when not necessary. This is unacceptable for me to have this condition in my vehicle putting any passengers at risk. I will be having it replaced either way, again.

- Munising, MI, USA

problem #112

Apr 032013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
Clockspring went out, replaced and went out again. There is a recall for this exact issue for the RHD version of my vehicle only. This recall should apply to lhd as well.

- Rosedale, MD, USA

problem #111

Oct 112012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Airbag light and chime activate when turning. Was diagnosed as faulty clock spring mechanism. Was told it was not under warranty and if not fixed airbags may not deploy.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #110

Jan 062014

Wrangler

  • 91,000 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 while driving 30 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, who stated that the clock spring was defective and needed to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign I.D. number: 13V176000 (air bags) but was advised by the dealer that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 91,000.

- Bel Air , TX, USA

problem #109

Jan 052014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 77,000 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) 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.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

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problem #108

Dec 172012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 54,255 miles
Clock spring light/chime alarm intermit on and off.

- North Platte, NE, USA

problem #107

Dec 012012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles

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

Don't understand how there can be a recall on RHD and not no lhd.same parts are involved, reasoning being that postal Jeep are more prone to dust which if you have ever had a Wrangler, in the summer the tops are off all the time on dusty roads and trails so that makes your reasoning wrong. This is a safety issue.your job is to protect us from this kind of stuff. Do your job!!!!!!

- Staunton, VA, USA

problem #106

Nov 202013

Wrangler

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the air bag warning light indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, who diagnosed that the clock spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #105

Nov 232013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 77,350 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.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #104

Nov 042013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 98,500 miles
The airbag light and alarm warning goes on and off. On longer straight away it will turn off but as soon as I turn the steering wheel 45-90 degrees the alarm and light come on. Very concerned that the airbag will deploy without collision. I've come to understand that 2007-2008 Jeep Wrangler are having this issue and it seems to be the clock spring mechanism/electrical board in the steering column.

- Spring Lake, MI, USA

problem #103

Oct 112013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles

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

Air bag light stays on.

- Wynantskill, NY, USA

problem #102

Nov 012013

Wrangler

  • 55,547 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."

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #101

Sep 262013

Wrangler

  • 100,941 miles
Vehicle towbar brake fluid leaks suspension transmission.

- Washington , DC, USA

problem #100

Sep 302013

Wrangler

  • 85,000 miles
Jeep Wrangler 2008 experiences intermittent airbag light on. Appears to occur when wheels are not pointed straight ahead. Intermittent loss of horn. Suspect defective clockspring.

- Berlin, CT, USA

problem #99

Mar 032013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 46,305 miles
Air bag light and chime intermittently on and off, mostly on safety issue? right hand drive 2008 Jeep have been recalled. Left hand drives need to be called.

- Stockton , CA, USA

problem #98

Sep 222013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 78,000 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. Eventually, the light simply remains on. 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.

- Fairview Park, OH, USA

problem #97

Oct 152013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
The airbag light blinks off and on and dings all the time. The clock spring is broken.

- Odessa, TX, USA

problem #96

Oct 022013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 66,500 miles
On the 2008 Jeep Wrangler 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 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 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. Also on a different issue, on certain occasions I go to start my vehicle and I will hear a click and the vehicle will refuse to turnover, it is a random occurrence that is a huge inconvenience. Sometimes my Jeep will start after 5 or 6 tries, other times it can take a half hour for it to finally start up. I have tried changing the battery to no avail and am hesitant to hire someone to go through all of the wiring harness.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #95

Oct 082013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 80,512 miles
The airbag warning light illuminates intermittently coupled with a chime. It goes on and off while driving and irregular intervals. I've read as much as possible about the cause and have determined it is a faulty clock spring (mopar P/N 5156106ac) which is a safety restraint component but is not covered by a long term warranty. I am filing this complaint because the part in question seems to fail often per my online research and has never been recalled and is directly influencing the safety systems.

- Frisco, CO, USA

problem #94

Oct 012013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 91,800 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. I have read that this is a know problem with 2007 models and have had a recall issued. I have also talked with Jeep and they said the 2008-2010 RHD Jeep have had a recall issued also.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

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