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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,457 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2016 Jeep Wrangler seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2016 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 132016


  • miles


Took our Jeep in to autonation Chrysler Jeep arapahoe in centennial, co and they said they couldn't perform the recall work without removing the wench on the front of our Jeep. They said we would have to pay 5 hours of tech time to remove and re-install the wench in order for them to perform the recall work. Didn't tell us when we brought it in, 9 hours later when I called to check on it they said this. The recall letter states that if the dealer fails or is unable to remedy this defect without charge and within a reasonable time we were to file a complaint.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #6

Dec 092016


  • miles
Our Jeep has a recall for a sensor wire in the front area of the vehicle. I dropped the Jeep at the dealership (mall of Georgia chrystler Jeep in buford ga) and received a shuttle ride home. I was called a few hours later by my advisor chris and told that I needed to remove the winch, winch plate, light bar, and lights on the front bumper. The tech needs to remove grill and cannot with this equipment in the way. They offered to remove all the equipment for me for $250. I told the advisor (chris) that the letter received in the mail is adamant that this is to be done at no cost to the owner. He told me that it did not include custom equipment. I called fca, as my letter explained I should do if the dealer was not resolving my issue. I explained the situation as I have above. The fca agent (I do not have her name, but gave them my info) first indicated to me that there should not be any charges for recall repairs, so she called the dealer, talked to chris, and came back to my line telling me exactly what chris had told me that a charge would be expected to remove the custom equipment so they can repair this vehicle. Should there ever be a reason for charging a customer for a recall repair, in a safety recall situation such as this?

- Braselton, GA, USA

problem #5

Nov 252016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V734000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 262016


  • 17,000 miles


The contact owned a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. While driving 50 mph, the contact swerved to avoid a dog and drove into a ditch. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained broken ribs, a broken arm from wrist to elbow, a concussion, and other bruises. Medical attention was required, including potential surgery. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V734000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 17,000.

- Russia, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 212016


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. While attempting to avoid crashing into another vehicle at 40 mph, the contact veered to the right and crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained neck and back injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V734000 (air bags). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000.

- San Ysidro, CA, USA

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problem #2

Jul 112016


  • 200 miles
Our 2 week old 2016 Jeep Wrangler willys was in a solo collision in July 2016. My partner hit water, hydroplaned, and then hit a guardrail with the front end at 50+ mph on a 4 lane highway. She went airborne, flipped several times and was ejected from the vehicle. The seats came out and roll bars failed, but the airbags also never went off despite the initial impact. We do not know if she was wearing her seatbelt. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, collapsed lung, shattered pelvis, broken back, broken hip, broken eye socket, compound fracture of her ankle, broken tailbone, multiple deep lacerations and was in icu for weeks. The airbags never went off!

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 152016


  • 130,000 miles
This vehicle has a possible air bag clock spring malfunction..this is a serious thing but this is a 2016 we traded in S 2011 Wrangler that had the same problem. 5 years later and still not fixed so I need an answer... the clock spring was replaced on the 2011 about 4 years ago but burned to the ground about 8/01/2016.

- Halstead, KS, USA

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