Originally Posted by cucr3
so i was driving home today when i looked down at my dash and saw i was going 0 mph...my speedometer just stopped working. is this a problem i can fix myself? i had some tranny work done a little while ago, could this be a result? ... my check engine light also came on at the same time... thanks.
What year is your XJ? I'm guessing it's 1998-2000. When I bought my '99 a few weeks ago, I discovered the same problem. There's a recall for the airbag control module, and failure causes the symptoms you're describing. I had the recall service performed (for free) on my XJ, and I haven't had any problems since.
Check out this thread
, where I included a link to the Jeep recall page. You can enter your VIN number there to verify that your XJ is eligible for the airbag recall (and any others for your vehicle).