Jeep recall on ignition switch due to short-circuit on Jeep Wrangler

Jeep issued a recall on the ignition switch because the switch could short-circuit in the presence of water or impurities.

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Average mileage: 109,731 (47,700–192,000)
12 model years affected: 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
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2000 Jeep Wrangler 65,000 mi,
Engine will not start at times and will cut off while driving. Turn signals will not work and radio will cut off without warning. Can giggle the key and sometimes get the electrical back on but not always.
2007 Jeep Wrangler 75,000 mi,
2007 Wrangler Unlimited 4-door. Intermittent starting problem: Turn the key and hear a click, sometimes may actually turn the crank a 1/4 turn, but then nothing happens. Try it several times (4-6) and it will eventually start (so far). First had it checked at PEP Boys and they replaced the battery $145. Problem not resolved. Took the Jeep to the dealer, they replaced a little black box and charged us $225. Problem actually occurred more often, took it back to the dealer. They reprogrammed a module and charged another $75 (claimed they spent 2hrs doing diagnostics). Problem not resolved. Taking it back to dealer under their 90 day parts and labor Warranty on repairs.
2001 Jeep Wrangler 192,000 mi,
Sometimes it won't crank when turn the switch. Sometimes it clicks when you turn the switch. Sometimes you have to wiggle key in ignition to get it to crank.
Engine cranks over but does not fire
2005 Jeep Wrangler 135,000 mi,
ignition dosent even click, engine wont start sometimes, needles on gauges bounce back and forth.
2005 Jeep Wrangler 66,000 mi,
Jeep engine initially cranks and then dies after about 5 seconds. Try to re-start and nothing's happens at all. Turn switch off then back on, engine will crank and run for another 5 seconds or so and then die again. Will continue to do this same pattern over and over.
2008 Jeep Wrangler 66,645 mi,
Turn the key and nada. Take it out turn it over and nada. Wiggle for a few minutes and if I'm lucky, it starts.
2001 Jeep Wrangler 89,000 mi,
Turning signals and radio cut off randomly. Jiggling the key or stopping and restarting usually helps clear it.
2000 Jeep Wrangler 150,000 mi,
Will not start first time I turn the key it powers for a second then clicks. After about 5 try's of weak weak power and going it has I got it started. Although rpms will not stay up. Went to the dealer they changed the alternator and battery. It worked the folowing 4 days then same problem. Going back in today for them to fix this
1999 Jeep Wrangler 90,000 mi,
Sometimes it will not start when turn the switch. Giggle the keys will help get the electrical back on but sometimes it won't. Battery is fine and when it does get a connection, it starts and runs fine.
Sometimes my 2001 Jeep Wrangler sport will not crank. Battery and starter have been tested and they're good. Sometimes wiggling the key gets it to crank. But most times not. And sometimes my radio and blinkers don't work while jeep's running, but will come on when wiggling the key.
2006 Jeep Wrangler 112,891 mi,
The ignition switch doesn't work when I go to crank it got a recall on it
2001 Jeep Wrangler 89,000 mi,
Vehicle will not start. Turning it rapidly back and forth will most time make it start.
Getting very expensive to deal with it. Keep having the same problem over and over.
2008 Jeep Wrangler 93,000 mi,
Not fixed yet but jeep wont turn off.
2000 Jeep Wrangler 150,000 mi,
Engine will not start at times and will cut off while driving. Turn signals will not work and radio will cut off without warning.
1997 Jeep Wrangler 178,680 mi,
It will not start up everything works lights radio heater control things on the panel just won't turn over fire
Turn the key and nothing happens. Starter doesnt turn over. Battery and starter are good
I lost blinkers.. Guages all stopped working an no oower to the radio.. Not fixed yet. Everyone tells me it is common ignition switch issue
2003 Jeep Wrangler 160,000 mi,
Turn key nothing from the starter missing signal from ignition or clutch safety switch. Push starts and runs fine. Just won't key start