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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,117 miles

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2012 Jeep Wrangler seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #12

Jan 262015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 49,550 miles

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

Vehicle built June 2012 RHD postal vehicle and clock spring is gone. Thus air bag light is on and constant chimes. Vehicle used to deliver mail. Safety concern as with this clock spring going on and off air bag may not deploy. Chrysler is aware of problem and has recall of RHD vehicles built only til October 11, 2011 number recall is M31!!! same part as was used prior to Oct,11, 2012 !! what gives they should replace all until they change part design.

- Lisbon, NH, USA

problem #11

Jul 012014

Wrangler

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the front passenger side aig bag warning light illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

problem #10

Oct 102014

Wrangler

  • 60,000 miles
Rear ended another vehicle at a speed of approximately 25 mph. The air bags did not deploy at time of impact or at all. Noticed that the rear windshield wipers did not work as well as the automatic door locks. Apparently this is a electrical issue that could have caused some serious injuries.

- Colorado Springs , CO, USA

problem #9

Apr 062014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles

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

One morning the controls, horn, & I'm assuming, airbag stopped working (no lights or functionality). Just noticed the first time going out for the day. The removable hard top panels where off, and some dew was present in the air earlier that morning.... but it's a Jeep. The horn honked from the steering wheel once and then no more. It does still work when locking the doors and such remotely.

- Haslet, TX, USA

problem #8

Oct 032014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
I have 20,000 miles on my Jeep. When driving, every 20-30 miles, the air bag warning light accompanied by a warning "ding" comes on. I am past my warranty by 10 days. I have read on line where there is a recall NHTSA campaign id number : 13V176000 for this same problem, but it is only for right hand drive vehicles. This is the same problem and the same defective part as on the left hand drive vehicles. The affected vehicles have airbag clockspring assemblies that could experience broken airbag circuits. Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, a broken electrical circuit in the airbag clockspring wiring assembly can lead to non-deployment of the driver-side frontal airbag and will not be able to properly protect the driver, increasing the risk of injuries. There needs to be a recall of the left hand drive Jeep too before someone gets killed.

- Janesville, CA, USA

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problem #7

Aug 182014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 75,500 miles
My 2012 Jeep jk unlimited (lhd) dashboard, the airbag warning light started to flash intermit 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 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) owners 07- present, 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. This is a safety concern of their faulty clockspring that can cause failure of the vehicle's airbags from properly deploying."

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #6

Feb 182014

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 47,650 miles

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

My airbag light has been turning on and off as I drive. Looked online and see this is not a uncommon problem. The clockspring in the newer Jeep Wrangler 07 up, seem to go bad with what I feel is not very high mileage. I see a recall on 07 models but not for any years after. Why Chrysler feels its ok for the airbag to be turning on and off while driving on newer models is alarming to me. If I were to be involved in an accident while it was turned off, or anyone for that matter, I would feel guilty as a major auto Corp. Knowing that this is a recurring problem. I feel this needs to be handled for the safety of everyone driving, not just the ones in Jeep Wrangler.

- Rockford, MI, USA

problem #5

Dec 272013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
While driving, and without incident, my airbag indicator light came on and began dinging. It would cut off, then begin come on again with any turn or slight bump... so basically, my Jeep is dinging at me every 30 seconds or so. I contacted my local dealer and was told there were no recalls on my Jeep. I took it to my local shop (grayson tire and auto) for tire rotation and oil change. They ran diagnostic and found the fault was with the clock spring and advised me that it should be a warranty item. I did some online research and found that there is a recall for the clock spring (L37/nhtsa11V-528) for 2008-2012 right hand drive models, and that a similar recall for the 2007 models had been extended to include the left hand drive models and the warranty on the clock spring had been extended to 10 years, 150,000 miles. Looking at blogs on the internet, there is obviously a problem with the clock spring with Jeep vehicles. I even found some documentation that of the 181 complaints that were filed for the initial recall, 82 were in RHD's... so 99 were in lhd's...

- Grayson, GA, USA

problem #4

Sep 052013

Wrangler

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked and unoccupied, the driver's side air bag inadvertently deployed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that she had left the top down during a rain storm, causing the air bags to deploy. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 22,000.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #3

Aug 162013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 19,800 miles
On or about 10 am on 8-16-13 our air bag light went on and all steering wheel functions quite working. About 20 minutes latter the air bag deployed. The edr system reported that, no airbag went off and there is no recorded event. This from Jeep corporate investigation. The SRS module is also fine and has not triggered any event. This leads back to the clock spring and a short that they never even considered at the investigation of the know part that was faulted/failed.

- Lake Havasu City Az, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 262013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
On the 2012 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) dashboard, the airbag and esp 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 poorly designed clockspring within the vehicle's steering wheel. This faulty clockspring is the culprit for potential airbag failures in the 2008 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) during an accident or premature deployment when simply driving around, as well as hazardous, and potentially fatal esp inputs that can cause the Jeep to strike into other vehicles and/or objects on the road, and potential roll-overs. Also, in the case of steering gear box failures, the clockspring is designed in such a way that it will also take out the clockspring, effectively doubling the cost of any required repairs. Daimler Chrysler has refused to address the reliability or safety concerns for this issue.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 172011

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 272 miles
10/17/12- steering column shutters, horn pads loose- dealer retorqued bolts to horn pad and driver's air bag. 1/4/12- brake/steering concern; steering wheel has excessive play, excessive pull to right- dealer checked and adjusted alignment, vehicle steering continued to drift; dealer rotated front tires. 4/14/12- dead battery, vehicle towed to dealer, battery failed midtronics test, dealer replaced battery. 4/16/12- front brakes squealing; dealer scuffed and cleaned pads and rotors. 4/28/12- engine light activated; dealer identified #2 cylinder misfire, dealer re-programmed PCM with new update software per tech service bulletin 18-007-12. 5/31/12- engine light activated again; dealer identified low compression cylinder #2 misfire, exhaust valves leaking, replaced left cylinder head per star case #327244. Rental vehicle 2 days. 6/15/12- engine light activated again, steering pulls to right again; dealer identified bank 2 camshaft slow response, replaced both exhaust camshaft phasers, dealer rotated tires. Rental vehicle 2 days.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

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