The clockspring is a coil of wire located behind the steering wheel, it allows the steering wheel to turn and still maintain the electrical connection between the steering column and the rotating steering wheel. Certain right hand drive models are being recalled because the circuit inside the clockspring could break. This could result in illumination of the airbag warning light and/or no-deployment of the driver's front airbag in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the clockspring and add a steering wheel dust shield to correct this concern.
2008 Jeep Wrangler Recalls
Right hand drive vehicles, most often used by the Post Office, may be equipped with a steering column mounted clockspring assembly that could experience a compromised electrical circuit resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light. In the event of a crash, if the airbag warning light is illuminated, the driver's airbag may not deploy as expected. Failure of the driver's airbag to deploy increases the risk of personal injury. Dealers will perform the necessary repairs to correct this concern. The Chrysler recall number is L37.
The transmission fluid could overheat and boil over without warning. A transmission temperature warning will be added to the message center display as the term "HOT OIL." A warning chime will also be added. The Chrysler recall number is J30. This recall began on February 22, 2010.
On right had drive vehicles, the steering shaft may contact the rear brake tubes. Prolonged contact could wear a hole in the brake tube, causing a partial loss of braking ability and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a clip to retain the brake tubes safely away from the steering shaft. The tubes will also be inspected for damage and replaced if necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on June 30, 2008. The Jeep recall number is H17.