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Recall 17V824000

Fire Extinguisher Does Not Function Properly

Recall Details

For vehicle equipped with Kiddie brand fire extinguishers, the extinguisher may become clogged preventing proper discharge of its contents. Chrysler will notify owners and instruct them to contact Kiddie for a replacement fire extinguisher free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The fire extinguisher manufactured by Kiddie that is equipped with certain vehicles may become clogged at the point of discharge, preventing proper extinguisher operation. This can increase risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram must be performed by a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram dealership, respectively. Chrysler will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 21, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 21, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
62,042
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V824000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling various Dodge, Chrysler, and RAM vehicles equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers. A list of the affected trailer models is available at: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17V824-0103.pdf. 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
Consequence
If the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury in the event of a fire.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners instructing them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 9, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403 or Kidde customer service service toll-free at 1-855-271-0773, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information. Chrysler's number for this recall is T82.
Notify
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.
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