2008 Jeep Wrangler Recalls
The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.
The driver's frontal air bag assembly may not deploy as needed in an accident due to an electrical connection problem inside the steering wheel. This could increase risk of occupant injury in an accident.
2008 - 2012 Wrangler models equipped with right hand drive may have a condition where the driver's front airbag may not deploy as expected and/or the airbag warning light may illuminate.
Right hand drive vehicles, most often used by the Post Office, may illuminate the airbag warning light due to an electrical issue in the steering column.
Due to contact with the right and left front fender liners, the brake lines in those areas may wear and cause a brake fluid leak, compromising brake performance and safe operation.
The temperature of the transmission fluid is an important statistic that the engine's processor learns. However, the vehicle was never programmed to advise the driver of a transmission fluid overheating condition. This information would be useful to know, since boiling transmission fluid could contact a hot engine or exhaust component and catch fire.
Right hand drive vehicles may have reduced braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.