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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHTSA 05-98
March 29, 1999 Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST OF FEBRUARY, 1999 RECALLS

Chrysler Corporation
Models:
Dodge Ram 3500 Truck Years: 1994-1997

Number Involved: 79,000
Dates of Manufacture:  July 1993 - October 1996
Defect:  On Model 3500 light duty trucks, operation of the headlamps over an extended period of time can result in headlamp switch failure, causing the headlamps or park lamps to go out. If the lights fail, a visibility problem could occur, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the headlamp switch including a relay in the park lamp wiring circuit. Owner notification is expected to begin during spring of 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V024/Chrysler Recall No. 819]

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.