really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
15,972 miles

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1998 Jeep Wrangler seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Jun 291999

Wrangler 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Airbag light comes on, indictating a defect in the air bag system. Also speedometer failed.. dealer has not fixed the defects. The tachometer fails when the spedometer starts to work.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #6

Apr 221999


  • miles
First incident was the drivers side area under the dashboard filling with at least two inches of water that had to be drained. All windows and hoods were up and secure in both instances. Second complaint while driving the air bag light came on and all guages dropped to zero while driving at 55 mph.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #5

Mar 261999

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
On 03/26/99 I was involved in an auto-auto collision, impacting front right side. Other auto was going 35+ mph. Neither pass. Nor driver airbags deployed. I am concerned that my airbags may be defective. Dealer contacted but has yet to investigate. Manufacturer (Chrysler Corp.) contacted but will not do anything because guam is not within Continental us. I just want to know if in fact they should have deployed or not.

- Hagatna, GU, USA

problem #4

Jan 011999


  • miles


Vehicle has been in for repair three occassions for air bag repair and waiting for parts on last repair, however during accident during waiting period vehicle experienced no deployment of air bag and seat belt failure resulting in head injury to driver.

- Lake Zurich, IL, USA

problem #3

Sep 181998

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
Air bag sensor lamp illuminates at any speed of operation preceeded by ticking sound from under the steering wheel column. Once sensor illuminates tachometer stops and odometer stops recording miles. The problem can occur at any time and last anywhere from 10 seconds to 20 minutes. Manufacturers literature states that airbag can be deployed while sensor is illuminated. Two dealership attempts at repairing the problem have been unsuccessful. The manufacturer claims it may never accurately identify or resolve the problem.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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problem #2

Sep 231998

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
Clock spring in steering column shorted out also, engine controller, and horn failure.also air bag and cruise control lights came on.

- Fitchburg, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 291998

(reported on)

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
This vehicle has its gauges drop off intermittently. In some cases, all guages drop, in others just the tach and speedometer. Shelley warsaw cp je, clarksville, md has worked on the vehicle on 3 occasions. Initially they replaced the airbag sensor. This did not solve the problem. The vehicle spent 1.5 days in this facility in June. They diagnosed it as a harnass connector problem. The situation appeared to be remediated, but has once again occurred. It is uncomfortable to drive a vehicel that indicates a problem with the airbag (check airbag signal) on a daily basis.

- Columbia, MD, USA

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