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10.0

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 9 of 14)

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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

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

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

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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

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. 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

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. 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

problem #90

Jul 052013

Wrangler

  • 51,000 miles
Since early July, my 2008 Jeep Wrangler 2dr lhd has lost horn functionality, cruise control functionality, and has been illuminating the airbag warning light. I have researched this issue and I believe there should be a safety recall on the 2008 Wrangler to replace faulty clocksprings just as there was for the 2007 Wrangler.

- Fairmont, WV, USA

problem #89

Sep 062013

Wrangler

  • 111,091 miles
While driving approx. 55 mph down paved road Jeep suddenly began constant horn honk, wipers started going, every dash light came on(ABS, engine, airbag, etc). This continued for about 1 minute then stopped. We turned around to go back home and about 2 minutes later same thing began again. The second time, along with above symptoms, we began to lose power and were unable to accelerate to maintain speed. We pulled off to the side of the road and turned key off. Horn, and wipers kept going. Then the windshield wiper sprayers started spraying continuously. We were unable to start Jeep at this time. This went on for about 3 minutes and finally stopped. Jeep then started and we were able to drive home.

- Brighton, CO, USA

problem #88

Aug 312013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 62,950 miles
Airbag warning light came on and off then came on and stays on most of the time. Warning beep sounds every time I turn a corner. Took it to a Jeep dealer and he said it was the clock spring and would cost $480 to replace it. I read on a Jeep owners forum that 2007 Jeep had warranty extended to cover this. Sounds like a lot of 2008 Jeep owners are having the same problem, but Chrysler is unwilling to extend the warranty for us.

- Warsaw, MO, USA

problem #87

Aug 102013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
On August 10th on a trip to tulsa while I had my cruise set on or about 70mph I received an airbag alert on my dash. Since that alert it has continued to alert approximately every 3-5 min while you drive. Today I was informed by my dealer that is was a faulty clock spring which may or may not cause the airbag not to deploy in the event of an accident and it may or may not deploy without provocation. Upon research this is a widespread issue with this particular model Jeep and clearly is a safety hazard. There should be a forced safety recall on this part.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #86

May 232013

Wrangler

  • 37,426 miles
Warning light goes on...........horn does not work.......cruise control won't work properly........a well known problem that Chrysler refuses to fix or recall.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #85

Jul 092013

Wrangler 6-cyl Diesel

  • 60,000 miles
My 2008 Jeep Wrangler sahara just started blaring the horn out of nowhere while I was driving. Many people slowed down to get out of my way, traffic patterns changed near me and almost caused a few accidents as everyone looked to see who was laying on their horn. The horn had a constant honk until I pulled out the fuses to disconnect it. My airbag light turned on and I have no idea if the airbag is working. I replaced the fuses and the horn did not honk again for a while until one night, about a week later, at about 2:00 am my Jeep woke my entire neighborhood with its blaring horn as I raced to pull my fuses out again. I looked up the possible cause of this problem and found many Jeep forums dedicated to the faulty "clock springs" in the steering columns that create these hazardous situations.

- Centerville, UT, USA

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