really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,981 miles

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2009 Jeep Wrangler seat belts / air bags problems

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2009 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #59

Oct 252015


  • 2 miles


I have a bad clock spring.which can cause the air bags not to work and I am reading this a common problem.think this needs to be addressed since this seems to common problems which is safety related.the airbag light comes on and off while driving

- Rehobeth, AL, USA

problem #58

Oct 122015


  • 139,237 miles
A few weeks ago my airbag lamp (dash light) started coming on and dings when the car is started (very annoying)... I looked in the manual and it told me this meant there was a problem with the driver's air bag. I did searches on the internet and found that my year, make & model Jeep had a know issue / recall for clock spring in the driver's airbag system that could cause it to malfunction and not deploy during a crash. When I called Chrysler they said my VIN number is not in the list of recalls but that it didn't mean that wasn't the problem because of the large recall for this issue. They want me to pay to have the problem fixed at the dealership myself and then file a complaint with them for re-imbursement... which I find to be ridiculous - if its a know problem with my vehicle then they should honor it and fix the issue without me being out the money!

- Anderson, MO, USA

problem #57

Mar 172010


  • miles
As with hundreds of other left hand steer Jeep owners, our airbag light is on, horn does not work, and cruise control is inoperative. NHTSA and Jeep have deemed it okay to repair these problems on the right hand steer which is a very small percent of all Jeep. Get on it, start the recall, it is unsafe, and why should we have to pay the price when Jeep/Dodge/Chrysler know this is an issue. I have been trying to get this fixed and talking to other 2009 owners since March of 2010. Let's go.

- Bonaparte, IA, USA

problem #56

Mar 022015


  • miles


Air bag light became continuously illuminated & the warning ding makes a sound off and on while driving the vehicle, determined clock spring in the steering column was defective. Looked for a recall for this issue, but found there was only one for right hand drive Jeep. I did, however, find an open investigation & many complaints for this same issue on left hand drive Jeep.

- Smithville, TX, USA

problem #55

Aug 012013


  • 70,000 miles
Airbag failure illumination, took it to the dealer they indicate the clock spring in the steering wheel was the issue and may cause the airbag to deploy with out a crash. I contacted Jeep they indicated that this was a maintenance issue not a safety issue, they did say they would chip in and only charge me $600.but that offer was only good for 30 days after I reported the issue. This left me with no other recourse other then paying the $600 to pull the fuse to the airbag system. I now note this has been a problem on right hand drive vehicles like mine. I have contacted Jeep several times and each time they have refused to cover this issue. So know I turn to you.

- Derwood, MD, USA

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problem #54

Apr 142010


  • 20,000 miles
Clock spring failed to to date the clock spring has been replaced 3X and now needs another one they only have a 1 year warranty. Air bag light on horn disabled no cruise control no traction control or antilock brakes what clock spring fails.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #53

Aug 272015


  • 115,041 miles


Started my Jeep and the seat belts light rays on. It comes and goes while driving.dealer said sounds like the clock spring. I know there was a recall on RHD Jeep but what about th lhd ones.

- Colonial Heights, VA, USA

problem #52

Jul 072015


  • 89,745 miles
The clock spring ceased to work turning off the airbag, there was a shudder and the tcs (traction controlled system) began braking on its own. Then when the brakes were depressed the system went shuddery and quit working. This is a known issue with 2007 thru 2013 Jeep Wrangler and there is a recall on the part, except that crysler has determined that it only affects a very limited number of Jeep. This is not the case. A search on google will show hundreds of cases where the clock spring breaks, causing the airbags to become turned off and the end and tcs systems to go haywire, making the vehicle uncontrollable and undriveable. Chrysler has refused to recall the part in Wrangler Jeep Liberty and two other brands. The hazzard is compounded immensely if you happen to get (death wobble) yet another unfixed issue. This will lead to accidents and death, if it hasn't already.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #51

Jul 302015


  • 79,700 miles
The air bag light on the control panel illuminates intermittently while driving. The duration of illumination fluctuates from seconds to 20 minutes. The faulty component is the clockspring assembly. Due to your investigation PE 15-025, I'm in discussion with Chrysler/Fiat to repair the component outside of warranty as this is a great safety concern which they had fair warning to correct.

- Dayton, MD, USA

problem #50

Jul 012014


  • 75,000 miles
I have an error light for the airbags that go on and off by itself.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #49

Jul 252015


  • 40,000 miles


On the 2009 Jeep Wrangler (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 2009 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 2009 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.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #48

Jul 022015


  • 62,000 miles
Airbag light kept going on. I am upset because there is a large recall on the mopar airbag module located in the sterring wheel. I had to pay $680 dollars, where there is over 1millon vehicles that have been recalled for this specific part. Something is just not right here. Please help thank you

- Mcmurray, PA, USA

problem #47

Jul 012014


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to two different independent mechanics who were unable to diagnose the failure and recommended that the contact take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. The dealer diagnosed that there was a defective squib connector, which was open and needed to be replaced within the front passenger side seat. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V118000 (air bags and electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 41,000. MA 10/15/2015

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #46

Apr 012015


  • 41,500 miles
On a 2009 Jeep Wrangler (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. The vehicle also no longer has functioning speed control. This has been a recurring issue and concern for many 2007-2012 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. The faulty clockspring is the a safely concern due to a potential airbag failure in the 2009 Jeep Wrangler (lhd) during an accident.

- Haslet, TX, USA

problem #45

May 042015


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. While driving at 45 mph, the air bag warning lamps illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the clock spring was faulty and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000. The VIN was not available.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #44

Feb 032015

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
While operating my 2009 Jeep Wrangler first my cruise control failed and now will not function, then my air bag light came on. Now the air bag light keeps going on and off with a chime. Looked it up online only to find I'm not the only one with this issue, it seems very frequent and to have recalled several other keeps with the same problem, Chrysler needs to properly address the issue and recall all the keeps with this problem.

- Ellington, MO, USA

problem #43

Jan 262015


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated and a chime sounded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the clock spring on the steering wheel needed to be replaced and that the airbags may not deploy in the event of a crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Bakersfield , CA, USA

problem #42

Nov 072014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 49,851 miles
There is a known issue with the Jeep Wrangler clock spring in 2007+ models. Currently a recall has been issued for 2007 and 2008 left hand drive models, and 2007-2012 right hand drive models. A recall should be made for all model years and configurations as this issue can lead to the airbags not deploying in the event of a crash. The current recall is as follows: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 right hand drive (RHD) Jeep Wrangler vehicles manufactured from February 1, 2007, through October 10, 2011. Some vehicles may be equipped with driver's airbag clockspring assemblies that could experience a compromised airbag circuit resulting in an airbag lamp illumination, which indicates that the airbag may not deploy. Consequence: A broken electrical circuit in the airbag clockspring wiring assembly can lead to non-deployment of the driver frontal airbag and will not be able to properly protect the driver in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injuries. Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners and remedy the vehicles as necessary free of charge. Chrysler will mail to owners an interim notification during March 2012. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Notes: Chrysler's recall number is L37. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #41

Mar 042014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Airbag warning chime and light come on when vehicle is in motion. Both reset when vehicle is stopped. Cause of failure is bad airbag clock spring. Recall has been issued for right hand drive Wrangler but does not cover left hand drive wrangles. I am a avid off road enthusiast and believe the exposure to dirt/dust is the root cause. This was the finding with RHD Jeep due the nature of postal service use. Since my vehicle is used off road with the doors removed I do feel the conditions are close to what a postal Jeep may experience. This is the intended use for this vehicle and the clock spring should not fail.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #40

Dec 172014

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 48,980 miles
While driving straight at approximately 35 mph the airbag warning light started to flash then went off for about a minute or two, now it comes on and stays on for same time (on solid) constantly while vehicle in motion.

- White Plains, NY, USA

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