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June 30, 2001

1999 Dodge,  Chrysler and Jeep Cars, Trucks, Suvs and Minivans Recalled

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 1999 Dodge Dakota, Durango, Ram, Intrepid, Caravan, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler Concorde, LHS and Town and Country vehicles.  The affected vehicles were manufactured between December 1998 and January 1999.

Certain van, wagon, passenger, light trucks, and sport utility vehicles, fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, Seat Belt Assemblies.

The front seat belt retractor does not comply with the requirements of the standard. If the retractor does not work properly, it will not adequately protect occupants in the event of a crash.

161,682 automobiles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace the seat belt retractor.

The manufacturer has not yet provided NHTSA with an owner notification schedule.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V119/DaimlerChrysler Recall No. 978]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers June 30, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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