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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Chrysler Corporation

Models:

Jeep Wrangler Years: 1998
Jeep Cherokee Years: 1998


Number Involved: 1,900
Dates of Manufacture: January 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V048
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The front seat belt shoulder anchors were not properly heat treated and are not properly hardened. In the event of a vehicle crash, the front seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of serious injury.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the front seat shoulder belt turning loop on these vehicles.
Owner Notification: Owner notification is expected to begin during April 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.