NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2000 Jeep Wrangler

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2000 Jeep Wrangler, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:


    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE00018

    • Status:
    • Date Opened: April 14, 2000
    • Date Closed: October 13, 2000
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags

    Summary: ODI has received a complaint stating that the driver-side frontal air bag module detached from the steering wheel while attempting to use the horn for the first time in a brand new model year 2000 Jeep Wrangler (purchased I late March 2000).the air bag module fell off the steering wheel and was hanging by its wires.the repairing dealership stated that the two mounting screws, holding the integrated horn/air bag module to the steering wheel, were missing.this investigation is opened to determine the scope of the potential problem of mis-assembled air bag modules in the Jeep Wrangler vehicles.

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