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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 29, 1999

NHTSA 20-99
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Chrysler Corporation

Models: Dodge Ram Year: 1999
Number Involved: 45
Dates of Manufacture: September 1998 - February 1999
Defect: On passenger vans and wagons equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG), the fuel hose that connects the left and right fuel rails may shrink and leak fuel if exposed to high engine operating temperatures. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel rail assembly. Owner notification began March 22, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V044/Chrysler Recall No. 822]