Air Bag Light On problems of the 1998 Jeep Wrangler

18 problems related to air bag light on have been reported for the 1998 Jeep Wrangler. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 1
Failure Date: 08/15/2009

Instrument cluster goes out - speedometer and tach, or all other gauges go out, airbag light comes on. Appears to be many documented cases of this same failure with the wiring harness/instrument cluster problem since 1998. Numerous service bulletins but no recalls! what can be done to prevent the problem and is there a recall for this?.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 2
Failure Date: 10/10/2007

Airbag light stays on while driving and the tachometer/ speedometer dropped to zero. . . All other gauges display properly and I had no power loss. . . . . It was really tense because I did not know how fast I was going down the freeway. . . . I cannot get this repaired because there is not a code to check (check engine light does not come on) this has happen 5 times since October 2007. . . . After researching I found that I am not the only one having this problem. . . . .

car   Air Bag Light On problem 3
Failure Date: 06/12/2007

Several times the dash cluster quits working and air bag lights come on. Have heard of several other owners having same problem.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 4
Failure Date: 03/08/2006

My gauges on the dashboard consistently go to "0" while driving my 1998 Jeep Wrangler. My speedometer,tachometer, battery status, oil, and engine temp all go to the left and the red airbag light comes on. This especially occurs while driving over bumps. It is a huge safety concern because I never know how fast I am going, when I need gas, or if my air bag will deploy in my face or if it will deploy in the event of an accident. There have been so many other reports concerning this same issue that it is incumbent on the government or Jeep/Chrysler to rectify this situation!.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 5
Failure Date: 11/22/2004

The air bag light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. The interior gauges for the dashboard lights appeared on and remained on as well. The gasoline gauge and the speedometer were inoperable. This caused poor visibility to the driver. The consumer drove to the dealer and after inspecting the vehicle, the mechanic informed the consumer that the dashboard panel needed to be replaced and the clock spring for the air bag. Please provide additional information.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 6
Failure Date: 08/01/2002

Periodically the dashboard gauges cut out and do not function. At the same time the air bag light goes on. Per discussion with a dealer, if the airbag light is on the airbag will not properly function.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 7
Failure Date: 09/01/2001

No gauges are working and air bag light comes on contacted dealer said they had the same problem with three other Jeeps already!.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 8
Failure Date: 08/01/2001

Since date of purchase instrument panel becomes inoperable, and airbag light comes on intermittently. Dealer has been contacted. Please provide further details.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 9
Failure Date: 12/22/2000

Control panel instrumentation system components sporadically shut down and air bag light comes on while driving.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 10
Failure Date: 10/01/1999

Airbag light comes on at random and all gauges drop to zero!.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 11
Failure Date: 06/29/1999

Airbag light comes on, indictating a defect in the air bag system. Also speedometer failed. . Dealer has not fixed the defects. The tachometer fails when the spedometer starts to work.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 12
Failure Date: 04/22/1999

First incident was the drivers side area under the dashboard filling with at least two inches of water that had to be drained. All windows and hoods were up and secure in both instances. Second complaint while driving the air bag light came on and all guages dropped to zero while driving at 55 mph.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 13
Failure Date: 09/01/1998

Problem 1: instrument panel shuts down and airbag light comes on. Problem 2: when turning the steering wheel it makes a sqeaking or grinding like noise.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 14
Failure Date: 07/07/1998

When all the gauges in the vehicle go out while driving, the driver's side air bag light would come on. Has taken vehicle to dealer & was informed they know about problem. Manufacturer is said to be working on solution. Owner is police officer & is in violation because of this particular problem.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 15
Failure Date: 06/01/1998

Gauges drop off intermittently (sometimes when hit a bump, other times on it's own). Tach and speedometer drop to zero, airbag light comes on. Tapping on panel, lights will go off, then come back on. Very sporadic when it happens--every day for a week or two, then nothing for a couple of days, then for 3 days, etc. , etc. Also lose mileage indicator (how many miles were really on it when I purchased it new?!?!?!) seen so many compliants now from consumers, would like a recall!!! will my airbag work? don't want to kill anyone to find out!!.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 16
Failure Date: 03/01/1998

Electrical problems caused the airbag light to come on. Also,problems with speedometer, and antenna which was caused by a cpv that burnt out. Please provide further details.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 17

Gauges on insterment panel will go out and then the air bag light will come on. This have happened repeteadly.

car   Air Bag Light On problem 18

Airbag light intermittently is illuminated on dash, causing all gauges to return to zero while driving. Dealer has been contacted. Dealer can not duplicate problem, they say the fix a ground wire, however the problem never is corrected, this usually happens when starting up and usually lasts about 10-45 seconds.

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