18146 Kidde Fire Extinguisher – 2009 Isuzu F Series – Medium Duty

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V267
Manufacturer General Motors LLC
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 12,946

 

Fire Extinguisher May Be Clogged or Inoperable

In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.

 

Summary

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra, 2009 GMC Topkick 5000, 6000, 7000 and 8000 Series and Isuzu F Series, and 2009-2018 Chevrolet Express, and GMC Savana vehicles, equipped with certain Plastic-Handle Fire Extinguishers or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ Fire Extinguishers. These extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf

 

Remedy

GM will notify owners, instructing them to contact Kidde to get a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782, and Isuzu customer service at 1-866-441-9638. GM’s number for this recall is 18146.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall


Safety Bulletin

18146-00

April 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCSB-18V267-3778.pdf

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V267-4618.pdf

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Manufacturer Notice

April 26, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V267-2886.pdf

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Chronology

April 26, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V267-4426.pdf

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Recall Acknowledgement

May 15, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V267-5149.pdf

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