Chrysler Recall Affects 62,000 Vehicles Equipped with Faulty Kidde Fire Extinguishers

An additional 6,100 Kidde fire extinguishers sold through Mopar service parts are also being recalled

Chrysler Recall Affects 62,000 Vehicles Equipped with Faulty Kidde Fire Extinguishers
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January 3, 2018

Chrysler has announced the recall of various Dodge, Chrysler, and RAM vehicles equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers.

More than 62,000 vehicles are included in this recall. See a full list of impacted models.

What's the problem?

The affected fire extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher.

Also, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the extinguisher inoperable in the event of a fire.

Recalled Fire Extinguishers

An additional 6,100 Kidde fire extinguishers that were sold through Mopar service parts to equip various Chrysler vehicles are also being recalled. See a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models.

What happens next?

Chrysler will notify owners of the recalled vehicles and fire extinguishers and instruct them to contact Kidde for a free replacement fire extinguisher. These notifications are expected to begin in early February 2018.

For additional information, contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403 or Kidde customer service at (855) 271-0773.

Chrysler's reference number for this recall is T82.