Pioneer Car Amplifiers Require Replacement

Affected Models Include GM-X372, GM-X374, GM-X572, GM-X574, GM-X972

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 17 -- Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today announced that five of its aftermarket car amplifiers require replacement to avoid potential short-circuits that may cause the amplifier to become inoperable. The models affected include three two-channel amplifiers: GM-X372, GM-X572 and GM-X972 as well as two four-channel amplifiers: GM-X374 and GM-X574. Consumers who own any of these amplifiers are encouraged to contact the dealer where they purchased the product for a free repair or replacement. Pioneer is not presently aware of any fire or other safety hazard caused by this issue.

"We sincerely regret any inconvenience this issue may cause our consumers," said Hiroaki Matsubara, president of the Mobile Entertainment Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. "Pioneer strives to provide the best possible mobile entertainment products for our customers. We are taking all steps appropriate to ensure a smooth replacement of these amplifiers."

More information about this issue is available on www.pioneerelectronics.com or by calling Pioneer's toll free customer service line at 800-421-1636.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com . Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a leader in optical disc technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video, computer and cable television equipment for the home, car and business markets. Pioneer Corporation focuses on four core business domains including DVD, display technologies, Digital Network Entertainment(TM) and components. Founded in 1938 in Tokyo, Pioneer Corporation and its affiliates employ more than 31,000 people worldwide. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange .

For further information please contact: Amy Friend, +1-310-952-2507, amy.friend@pioneer-usa.com , or Jaed Arzadon, +1-310-952-2451, jarzadon@pioneer-usa.com , both of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

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