Recall STIHL MS 391

Waiblingen, 25th of February 2022

STIHL chainsaw MS 391

STIHL has detected anomalies in a lever that was installed in MS 391 chainsaws. Investigations have shown that an influence on the trigger sensitivity of the automatic chain brake cannot be excluded.

Therefore, in the event of a kickback, there may be an increased risk of injury to the user.

As a responsible manufacturer, STIHL has decided to issue a recall for the potentially affected machines and to replace the lever.

This affects certain machines in a definable machine number range.

Machine number range: 190993963 - 190994982

If you own a chainsaw MS 391 from the above machine number range, please stop using the machine immediately.

Please contact your local STIHL dealer for a lever replacement. This repair is free of charge for you.

We ask for your understanding for this precautionary measure. Please take this action in the interest of your own safety.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your local STIHL dealer.