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Jeep Grand Cherokee recall 98V276000

Chrysler Recalls 1999 Grand Cherokees Due to Defective Seat Belts
Body, Interior & Misc., December 14, 1998

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Chrysler has recalled 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the rear outboard seat belt retractor spring can disengage from the rewind mechanism. This disables the retractor function and prevents the belt from fitting snugly around the occupant. In the event of a crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained, which increases the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the retractors.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1999

Mfr's Report Date:
December 14, 1998

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 98V276000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEAT BELTS:REAR

Potential Number of Units Affected: 13000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE REAR OUTBOARD SEAT BELT RETRACTOR SPRING CAN DISENGAGE FROM THE REWIND MECHANISM, DISABLING THE RETRACTOR FUNCTION, AND PREVENTING THE BELT FROM FITTING SNUGLY AROUND THE OCCUPANT.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THESE RETRACTORS.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 14, 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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