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: 107,517 (47,700–192,000)
11 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
43 people reported this problem
problem details
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.
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
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.
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.
2005 Jeep Wrangler 135,000 mi,
ignition dosent even click, engine wont start sometimes, needles on gauges bounce back and forth.
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.
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
2001 Jeep Wrangler 89,000 mi,
Vehicle will not start. Turning it rapidly back and forth will most time make it start.
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.
2001 Jeep Wrangler 89,000 mi,
Turning signals and radio cut off randomly. Jiggling the key or stopping and restarting usually helps clear it.
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.
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.
2006 Jeep Wrangler 112,891 mi,
The ignition switch doesn't work when I go to crank it got a recall on it
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.
2003 Jeep Wrangler 102,000 mi,
Turn signals and radio do not work randomly. If you google the key you can hear an "arching" type noise and sometimes the power is restored to those areas (but not always).
sometimes when I turn ignition on the radio and turn signals will not work unless the key is wiggled a little.
2005 Jeep Wrangler 100,000 mi,
Steering wheel won't lock, key turns over but clicks without starting. Tried the wiggle key, steering wheel and shifter method and nothing working. Had the battery checked and replaced and started up correctly 3 times. But now we are stranded again. Going to look into replacing ignition switch but it's going to cost $200-400 in labor
2000 Jeep Wrangler 133,317 mi,
wipers, turn signals and radio not working due to bad ignition switch