Recall: PDF Amplifiers


This notice has been published to inform our customers of important information concerning Alpine Electronics PDR line of amplifiers.


What is the reason for this notice?
Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. ("Alpine") has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in PDR-F50, PDR-M65, and PDR-V75 amplifiers. 


! I M P O R T A N T!
• Your Alpine PDR-F50, PDR-M65, or PDR-V75 is being recalled.
• Contact the dealer you purchased the amplifier from or refer to the dealer locator on to find the nearest Alpine dealer to you.

Why is a recall being conducted? 

There is a defect of the power circuit board (PCB) due to a lack of proper thickness in the copper insulation in the walls of the through holes, and improper fuses. Current can increase on the PCB which can create an abnormal hot spot on the PCB, which in turn could lead to overheating, smoking, and increasing the risk of a fire.

What are we doing about the problem? 

Alpine has recalled all PDR-F50, PDR-M65, and PDR-V75 amplifiers from the market for inspection and replacement.  

What should you do? 

Contact an authorized Alpine dealer to make an appointment to have your PDR-F50, PDR-M65, and PDR-V75 amplifier replaced in your vehicle.  Go to the Dealer Locater on to find the nearest authorized Alpine dealer. There will be no charge to you for the removal and replacement of the amplifier(s), which will take place on the date of your appointment.

What if you no longer own this PDR-F50,  PDR-M65, or PDR-V75

Please contact Alpine and provide information for the current owner of the amplifier that you purchased. 

Who should you contact if you have further questions or concerns? 

Call 1-800-TECH101 or visit

If you have already paid to have your PDR-F50, PDR-F65, or PDR-V75 repaired for this condition, you may be eligible for reimbursement of the charges you paid for the repair. To learn more about what you need to do to obtain reimbursement, call 1-800-TECH101 or visit


We apologize for any inconvenience this safety recall may cause, but your safety is our first concern.