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10.0

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 9 of 14)

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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

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

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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

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

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
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

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

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

problem #93

Sep 252013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
The same day after I got my 5 year power-train inspection done, my air bag light came on. The dealer said it was a bad clock spring but the existing recall for this part only covers right-hand steering Jeep and my Jeep is a left-hand so it would not be covered.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #92

Sep 112013

Wrangler

  • 87,650 miles
My wife was leaving work, as she started to drive away in our Jeep Wrangler the airbag light came on and chimed. It has continued to do so, intermittently, ever since then. I was working out of town at the time when I received a call from her. She was concerned that the airbag may deploy unexpectedly or worse, not work if she were to get into a wreck. I was able to do a simple google search and find many Jeep Wrangler owners with the same issue, a faulty clock spring. From what I've seen, the 2007 Jeep Wrangler have an extended factory warranty to cover this issue. Unfortunately, for my wife and myself, we are not financially able to pay out of pocket for what I'm told is about a $500 repair for our 2008 Wrangler. I am more then willing to repair or pay for repairs of items that wear out or need to be replaced while owning and maintaining a vehicle. However, replacing a clock spring to help maintain the functionality of my vehicles airbag system is not something that is commonly ever replaced. The amount of Jeep Wrangler owners that have come to the internet to voice their concern on the matter makes it apparent to me that this is either a sub-par part or design flaw and Chrysler/Jeep should be responsible for it.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #91

Sep 102013

Wrangler

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that he started the vehicle and the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the left clock spring had to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Franklin, TN, USA

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