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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,889 miles

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2010 Jeep Wrangler seat belts / air bags problems

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2010 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 5 of 7)

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problem #41

Aug 152013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


While driving at all speeds I would get an airbag warning light and chime associated with steering inputs. Contacted service department. They said no recall exists and im out of warranty and would have to pay to get it fixed. Looked up recalls and failed components common to my complaint. Found the exact problem on my Jeep up to 2009 and another recall for my year Jeep but only right handed steering models. Did more research and the same part number component is used in all of them in this year group but my vehicle isn't covered. This is a gross neglect to address a know safety concern and could result in serious injury or death. The Jeep was bought new, and airbags should be warrantied for longer than 36,000 miles. Especially when they are being recalled for every year and model around mine and I have the same exact problem.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #40

Dec 192014


  • 100,000 miles
Went to leave a parking lot and the air bag warning light came on, then it went off, then it came on. It has continued to do this since the incident date.

- Port Allen, LA, USA

problem #39

Dec 312014


  • 34,344 miles
My airbag indicator warning light has been chiming, blinking on and off. From doing research online there have been a couple of recalls for the clock spring but not for the year of my 2010 Jeep Wrangler.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #38

Jul 302013

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles


Air bag warning light came on so I took it to a local dealer to tell me what the malfunction was, they told me it was the clock spring. I asked if there was any recalls on it, they said only on the RHD Wrangler so I asked how much to repair it. They said it would be around $500 reluctantly I paid it because it's a safety item that I didn't want to take a chance on. After researching this matter I discovered this is an on going problem with the Jeep and I feel this should be a recall item just as the RHD Wrangler (same part) and Chrysler should refund my money.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #37

Sep 012014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 59,900 miles
The clock spring unit is experiencing a broken airbag circuit. The airbag indicator repeatedly chimes and illuminates a dash panel indicator. There is already a recall for RHD, but not for lhd. The same problem exists on lhd. There are many complaints on this and well know issue among Jeep owners. Please Chrysler, fix this defect. Additionally my horn has never operated properly; it either doesn't activate when pressed or will remain on after pressed and you have to hit the horn over an over to get it to stop. Also my cruise control has stopped working. All of these go through the clock spring.

- Redmond, WA, USA

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problem #36

Sep 042014


  • 84,900 miles
Air bag light came on while driving. Clockspring module is bad.

- Greenwood, AR, USA

problem #35

Aug 222014


  • 60,300 miles


Want to update ODI #10629109 with this information: Airbag warning light eliminated and started a sequence of 2 bells, light on for aprx 10 seconds, then off for same, then sequence starts again. Dealer diagnosed a broken clock spring but my VIN not included in recall info I provided them. Contacted manufacturer and filed complaint, they said this recall was for RHD vehicles and I disagreed according to the NHTSA investigation; action #PE11019 and recall #11V52800. When asked what grievance process was available to me, she said none. Complaint #25543107 was filed and she said I will be contacted if my VIN is added to the recall. She could not tell me why would my vehicle did not qualify for the recall? I paid for the repairs and retained the broken part;, which the tec said was clearly broken while still in the column and came out in pieces. While the warning lamp was eliminated it affected the stability of the vehicle and caused sway or wandering when at high speed on the freeway.

- Wildomar, CA, USA

problem #34

Aug 222014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,300 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. While driving approximately 65 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The failure occurred multiple times. The dealer stated that the clock spring was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,300...updated 09-24-14 updated 02/25/2015

- Wildomar, CA, USA

problem #33

Aug 132014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Airbag warning light would come on intermittently.

- Wildomar, CA, USA

problem #32

Sep 262011


  • 32,975 miles
9/26/2011 (32975 miles): Air bag warning light on dash illuminated and chime alarm sounded every few minutes while driving. Defective clock spring replaced under warranty. 10/31/2011 (35283 miles): Horn would not sound when button pushed on steering wheel. Defective clock spring replaced under warranty. 7/29/2014 (63000 miles) air bag warning light on dash illuminated and chime alarm sounded every few minutes while driving. Defective clock spring diagnosed.

- Rosamond, CA, USA

problem #31

Aug 102014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 94,500 miles


My airbag warning light keeps illuminating on off every few seconds which indicates my airbags are not functioning properly.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #30

Jul 012012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The 'air bag' light stays on all the time and a Dodge technician confirmed it was due to a faulty "clockspring" I had read about as being a defect in online forums. The repair will cost me $500 and the vehicle is not even paid off; additionally, the dealer/tech told me the air bag may not deploy properly without the repair. This is a safety issue that has been overlooked during the engineering phase and should be corrected by the manufacturer.

- Mt. Pleasant, TX, USA

problem #29

Jul 162014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 64,318 miles
While driving my air bag light came on. When I turn right it goes out. As I straighten out it comes back on. Research says it's a clock spring sensor or module based on how it goes on and off when the wheel is turned. Contacted my local dealership and was told that this is not a warranty issue and that it would cost around $400 for the part and labor. This is a device that has been recalled on many other jk Jeep, yet there is no recall on the 2010. Additionally I have a certified pre-owned warranty and they said it isn't covered under that warranty either. This is crazy.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #28

May 012014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
I have a 2010 Jeep Wrangler with 16,000 miles that the airbag light has come on. Have taken to certified dealer who diagnosed as faulty module and not covered under warranty, including extended warranty. Reading online comments discovering Jeep did a recall for this issue up to model year 2008 and also recalled right hand drive models beyond 2008 for this issue. In my opinion the only reason they are not recalling this for post 2008 Jeep is there are too many on the road, over 300,000. I also have issue with the dealer (stetler york, pa) diagnosing at $95 then stating they do not have the part and need to order it, it has been 3 weeks now. Additionally, they, dealer could not tell us if the airbag would operate correctly in the event of an accident. One final note, the dealer stated this is common from Jeep rough ride. Excuse me, they proclaim/advertise rugged readiness. I have never off road-ed this vehicle. I am completely frustrated with this condition. I think Jeep should stand behind their products. Regards, [xxx] [xxx] york, pa. [xxx] ph. [xxx] sent from my ipad information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- York, PA, USA

problem #27

May 232014


  • 81,000 miles
I have had several big issues with my Jeep in the last month and a half. First my brake caliper and piston were frozen due to the fluids not flowing properly according to my mechanic. 2 weeks later my airbag light came on and stayed on brought it into the dealership and they needed to replace my clock spring and the third issue was my engine light that came on and then my car would not start. I needed to replace my alternator which was faulty and then drained my battery which I also had to replace. These three issues have cost me over $1000 dollars in a short period of time. I was wondering if any of them are a issue with my make and model and year of my vehicle. This is becoming I safety issue in my eyes. Especially my brakes and airbag issue.

- Bristol, RI, USA

problem #26

May 192014


  • 50,000 miles
Air bag warning light is flashing on and off. It will sometimes come on when engine is started or after driving a few seconds. It goes on and off ten or twelve seconds at a time. There is a recall on the Wrangler with right hand drive for a faulty clock spring. The same part is most likely in the left hand drive vehicles. There are probably many more left hand drive vehicles in the U.S.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #25

May 152014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 55,473 miles
My wife and children where driving and the air bag light went off and a chime was audible. Now my wife is scared to drive the vehicle because of the fear of the air bag deploying with no warning or if she is in a crash it won't deploy at all. This is a known problem with all Jeep from 2007-2011, I cannot believe this severe safety issue will not be covered by Chrysler. How about the executives at Chrysler put there family members in a vehicle with faulty air bags. I bet the problem would get fixed real quick! this is a wide spread problem. This is issue needs to be addressed. From what I have been told by the dealer is that it is a faulty clock spring in steering column, resulting in air bag light on in the dash, thus making the air bag inoperable!!!! extreme safety concern!!!!!! Chrysler recalled 2007 right hand drive models, but from what the dealer told me the left hand drive models are the same faulty part..... somebody please do something before someone is killed!!!!!

- Loganville , GA, USA

problem #24

Apr 192014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 39,500 miles
On the 2010 Jeep Wrangler unlimited (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 2007 - 2010 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 2010 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.

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #23

Apr 132014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 46,753 miles
On approximately 13 April 2014, my 2010 Jeep Wrangler unlimited air bag warning light was coming on and off. Turns out to be a bad clock spring in the steering wheel. This will cause the air bag to fail to deploy in an accident, how is this not again a recall issue. They did extend warranty on this on the 2007's but not other years. The dealership is telling me it is out of warranty. To me this is outrageous, this is a safety issue and could cause people to die in a vehicle accident. Just do a google search under Jeep jk Wrangler bad clock spring or air bag warning light and you can easily see this is a wide spread problem. This is issue needs to be addressed.

- Apo , AE, USA

problem #22

Mar 262014


  • 36,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the air bag illuminated intermittently while in the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 13V176000(air bags); however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,500.

- Millersville, MD, USA

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