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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,660 miles

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2009 Jeep Wrangler seat belts / air bags problems

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2009 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #38

Aug 112014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles

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

The airbag light came on rendering it useless. The problem is in the clockspring. There is a recall on this part up to 2007. I have a 2009 jku and Chrysler won't warranty it. They are still using the same part that was recalled in 2007. There is a recall on current RHD Jeep with this exact part. Many people have this same problem with a documented faulty part that shuts off the airbag. Can't figure why Chrysler won't fix this safety issue. Look what happened to Toyota stock with the prius brake issue.

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

problem #37

Aug 152014

Wrangler

  • 40,000 miles
Transmission overheats when driving uphill even in the snow. (needs a tranny cooler). Air bag sensor failed. Not covered but same part failed in 2007 and is covered by warranty.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #36

Aug 042013

Wrangler 4-cyl

  • 32,916 miles
My 2009 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 2009 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 2009 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 had to have the Jeep sealer in bakersfield, ca. Replace the clock spring to correct the problem. This cost me $569.43 and I feel it should have been a recall.

- Taft, CA, USA

problem #35

Jul 132014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 27,196 miles

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

Air bag warning light stays on, make a turn it goes out then comes back on and chimes in less than 60 seconds. This I found is a bad clockspring, and a very common issue. Chrysler has a recall for RHD only. They need to include lhd its a safety issue airbags...will not inflate when light on.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #34

Jul 212014

Wrangler

  • 80,300 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the air bag warning light intermittently illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and stated that the contact was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V528000 (air bags). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,300. The VIN was not available.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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problem #33

Jul 092014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 27,196 miles
Left hand drive 2009 Jeep Wrangler rubicon the airbag warning light and chime keeps coming on about minute goes out for about 5 minutes. Looking at several forum, edmunds, motor trend web sites, this seems to be a problem that Chrysler wont accept the problem with left hand drive vehicles, but they have issued a recall for right hand drive. They need to address this issue, its a safety concern, are they going to wait for major law suits to happen. Please please push this issue.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #32

Apr 012014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles

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

On the 2009 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 200X 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 200X 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 for new models than 2008 that can cause failure of the vehicle's airbags from properly deploying.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #31

Jun 092014

Wrangler

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated the air bag light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed the clock spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage was 54,938.

- Bakersfield , CA, USA

problem #30

Apr 152014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 106,815 miles
Airbag light goes on/off while driving. Does not matter if turning, accelerating, etc. Reading prior threads, it looks like the clock spring under the horn is the issue. Concerned the airbag will not deploy if involved in a crash, and the light is on.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #29

Apr 182014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed however, the contact noticed that air bag clock spring was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 29,000. Updated 6/10/14

- Hilo, HI, USA

problem #28

Feb 032014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles

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

Airbag light and chime continues to come on. After research, this is an clockspring issues that apparent on numerous Jeep. A recall was submitted for 2007 models for this issue, but not on 2008 and newer models.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #27

Mar 032014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 54,020 miles
Air bag light came on while driving. After some quick internet research it seems the clock spring in the steering wheel of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Jeep Wrangler fails. This causes and open circuit and air bag disables. Vehicles was brought to Jeep dealer on April 19, 2014. Dealer verified that the clock spring was bad and there was an open circuit to the driver air bag. Jeep would not assist in replacement of the part saying it was was normal wear and tear item. This is a safety issue and there have been many reports of this part failing early in the life of the vehicle. Dealer charged me $320 parts and labor for the repair. I believe Jeep should warranty this item indefinitely since it is expensive to repair and most people will forego the repair and risk their safety.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #26

Apr 012014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
Airbag light is on, had diagnostics checked, driver airbag circuit open. Jeep states that Jeep is not covered by recall.

- Melrose, MA, USA

problem #25

Apr 032014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 75,106 miles
On the 2009 Jeep Wrangler jk dashboard, the airbag warning light flashes on and chimes randomly (no specific time or activity caused), an indication that there is something malfunctioning or interfering with the vehicle's airbags.this has been a recurring issue and concern for many 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 2009 Jeep Wrangler kduring an accident or premature deployment when simply driving around. Chrysler has approximately 5 different recalls on jk Jeep revolving around the air bag system. Chrysler has refused to address the safety concern of their faulty clockspring that can cause failure of the vehicle's airbags from properly deploying.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #24

Jun 062012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Made a left hand turn from a stop sign and the air bag light went on and has not gone off since. Jeep has informed me I am at risk because the air bag will not function in the event of a collision. I have been informed only right hand drive Wrangler have been recalled for this and the warranty has been extended for ten years. This is a costly repair. It makes no sense to me how or why this issue does not warrant a recall.

- Chalfont, PA, USA

problem #23

Mar 092014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 63,221 miles
While driving the air bag light comes on intermittently, flashing and dinging, called Chrysler who informed me that there is only a recall on 2007 and 2008 models as well as models built in Feb 2009, apparently my vehicle was built in April 2009.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #22

Sep 042013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • miles
Drivers air bag light goes on and off intermittently and randomly.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #21

Feb 052014

Wrangler

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 69,000.

- Manchester, PA, USA

problem #20

Nov 252012

Wrangler

  • 50,000 miles
Airbag light continually goes off and on while driving.

- Andover, MN, USA

problem #19

Mar 152013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
I have not been in an accident yet, but a year ago I started having electrical issues inside the steering wheel of my 2009 Jeep Wrangler. I was told it is called the clock spring. With a bad clock spring, my horn and cruise control does not work, and also my air bag light is always on. If I were to get into an accident I do not feel safe knowing my air bags are not working properly. Also, with a bad clock spring there are chances of my air bag activating randomly for no reason so that really worries me. I have almost been wrecked into several times and I am not able to honk my horn. When I took it to the local dealership, I was basically told that it has been a very common problem in 2008-2012 jk Jeep Wrangler but they did not have the part to fix it. I figured there would be a recall for it since it is such a common problem, but only the right hand drive Jeep Wrangler had a clock spring recall. I believe the recall number for those are M31 and L37. I don't understand why the left hand drive 2009 jk Jeep Wrangler are excluded from this recall. This is very hazardous and I feel unsafe knowing my air bags may not work and also knowing I could potentially cause an accident if my air bags go off randomly. Not only that, but I know more Jeep like mine that are driving around with the same problem. I would really appreciate it if this issue could be looked into. Thank you for your time.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

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