NHTSA investigating Jeep Wrangler for airbag risks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into problems with the Jeep Wrangler that could cause the driver’s side airbag not to open in the event of a collision.

This new investigation includes roughly 222,500 Jeep Wrangler SUVs from the 2007 and 2008 model years and this investigation was opened after the NHTSA received 29 complaints from owners around the country. In these Jeeps, owners have reported that the airbag system check light came on, which indicates that there was a clockspring failure. A clockspring failure typically causes the airbag light to illuminate and in the worst case scenario, the driver’s side airbag could fail to open in an accident.

The problem is that in the 29 official complaints where owners of 2007 and 2008 Jeep Wranglers had the airbag warning light come on; only 23 of them actually had a clockspring failure. This means that the warning system in the vehicle is potentially flawed and if the system is reading that there is a problem when there actually is not – there could be potential for the warning system not to active when there is a failure in the airbag system.


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I have the same problem with my Jeep wrangler unlimited 2008 . My airbag light comes on and i know it's my clock spring . When i read the above article that it may not be the issue . " BUT" 222,500 an't enough for a recalled then Dodge is CHEEP in facing the facts. Does someone have to DIE before the recall happens!!! If this is the case i'm not buying a DODGE again.. Even though i'm stuck paying for this for another 2.5 years DAM . Anyhow that's how i feel after reading the article. When i go to Dodge dealership i always get rip off cause they are to darn expensive for parts like $ 350 or 360 with tax for the clock spring. Is too expensive for something important or whatever the case may be.