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Pickup Trucks: 13,000 Chevrolet and GMC Pickups and Vans: Recall Alert

By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 13,000 model-year 2009-14 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks; model-year 2009-14 GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups; model-year 2009-18 Chevrolet Express vans; and model-year 2009-18 GMC Savana vans equipped with certain plastic-handle fire extinguishers or push-button "Pindicator" fire extinguishers

The Problem: The extinguisher may become clogged, preventing it from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force to render the product inoperable. Both malfunctions can increase the risk of injury in the event of a fire.

A full list of the recalled extinguishers can be found here.

The Fix: Chevrolet and GMC manufacturer GM will instruct owners to contact Kidde to get a replacement fire extinguisher for free.

What Owners Should Do: GM has not yet provided an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit NHTSA's website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. Click here to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership.

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