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

2009 GMC Sierra 2500

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 Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. Click here to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership.

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Comments

Wow something they don't build or produce but add to their vehicle and they handle the recall. Good on you GM. I can attest to the fact those extinguishers are faulty. Nozzle popped right off right when I was about to use it. And no it wasn't on a GM to those haters. Was an Isuzu. Front calipers seized and brakes caught on fire

I'm also a little disappointed this site hasnt posted anything on the limp home 3.0 power stroke. Isn't this site called pickuptrucks.com. where is the actual news. They have no problem leeching off other sites when they post news. But not that one..... Strange

I'm also a little disappointed this site hasnt posted anything on the limp home 3.0 power stroke. Isn't this site called pickuptrucks.com. where is the actual news. They have no problem leeching off other sites when they post news. But not that one..... Strange

Posted by: Likewhatyoulikeandshutup | May 16, 2018 3:20:10 PM

@GMHUMPER,

NOBODY FKEN CARES!

At douche canoe,
Clearly people care. Have you seen other forums or sites? My point is its not posted here. Wake the fk up.

Mike Levine wouldn't appreciate the word getting out about the F-150 3.0 PSD. He might even get upset enough to not send PUT one to test sometime this year.

Gotta keep the truck makers' PR team happy if you want them to let you review and test their new trucks.

The 3.0 PS going into limp mode for excessive high RPM was supposedly fixed with a reprogramming.

As for the fire extinguisher... stupid recall. Just buy another fire extinguisher.. It's not even a GM product...

@waistofsperm,

Go cry to your momma.

At least they dont have any recalls on their vehicles where the harness could corrode and start a fire.

Might be a bigger issue for some other manufacturers....

@ Frank

I thought u weren't a negative guy?

And u and CT call papajim, GMs, and I negative...have u just seen your posts?? Calm down...relax...deep breath!!

This is classic!!

When will PUTC get rid of the ignorant school children posting on this site?

@Bob

That would explained the pervasive disconnect from reality.

For the cost of a recall, why not send everyone a new fire extinguisher and $25 at Chili’s?

WAIT ?
you mean a fire extinguisher comes stock with a new Chevy truck?
I didn't know that

WOW ! that speaks volumes that Chevy has no faith in their trucks thinking you may need one, like they expect the truck to catch on fire

So its not really even their fault.

Just like a fire at a plant that supplies Ford with a part.

TNT, I didnt call you negative, just called you out.

Anyway-same recall I got on my boat but it came from kidde, not the boat manufacture. I did my call in and recived 3 by accident, gave the other 2 away.

-CT

So its not really even their fault.

Just like a fire at a plant that supplies Ford with a part.


Posted by: Clint | May 17, 2018 5:51:51 AM

Right.

Fault in the case you bring up is not recognizing your choke points on your only cash cow, and losing 2 weeks of production from it.

Extreme JIT manufacturing coupled with poor management decisions on safe levels of product on hand.

WAIT ?
you mean a fire extinguisher comes stock with a new Chevy truck?
I didn't know that

WOW ! that speaks volumes that Chevy has no faith in their trucks thinking you may need one, like they expect the truck to catch on fire


Posted by: Ecoboost Rules | May 17, 2018 1:07:28 AM

No they don't. Not surprising you don't know.

Most of these vehicles are 3 or more years old.

Fire extinguishers are required in commercial vehicles.

The fire extinguisher is an extremely wide spread issue due to the fact that Kidde makes the bulk of the extinguishers in that size range and apparently they are all being recalled. I am not sure what took so long as I got the recall notice on my motorhome several months ago. Anyway, all that I had to do was go to the Kidde website and give them a little data and they sent me the new extinguisher, no need to go to a dealer.



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