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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Chrysler Corporation

Models:

Dodge Ram Truck Years: 1998


Number Involved: 4,200
Dates of Manufacture: April 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V105
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The front seat belt buckles were not properly riveted to the support strap. In the event of a vehicle crash, the seat belt assembly would have reduced strength, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the front outer seat belt buckles with buckles that have been properly riveted.
Owner notification is expected to begin during June 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

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.