Recall 01v119000: Front seat belt Nhtsa campaign #: 01v119000 make: Dodge model: Ram year: 1999 mfr campaign #: 978 component description: Seat belts:front:retractor manufacturer: Daimlerchrysler corporation begin date of manufacturing: 19981218 end date of manufacturing: 19990115 potential # of units affected: 161682 date owner notified by mfr: 20010820 manufacturers of recalled vehicles/products: Chrysler group llc report received date: 20010411 record creation date: 20010424 regulation part #: 571 federal motor vehicle safety standard #: 209 defect summary: Vehicle description: Certain van, wagon, pickup trucks, passenger and sport utility vehicles, fail to comply with requirements of fmvss no. 209, "seat belt assemblies." the front seat belt retractor may not comply with the requirements of the standard. Consequence summary: If the retractor does not work properly, it will not adequately protect occupants in the event of a crash. Corrective summary: Dealers will replace the seat belt retractor. Owner notification began august 20, 2001. 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 daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Recall notes: Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).