More than 9,000 trailers added to recall due to faulty valve component

| August 11, 2016
Bendix SR-5 Spring Brake Valve

Bendix SR-5 Spring Brake Valve

After a group of trailer manufacturers issued a recall in late July on more than 30,000 trailers due to an issue with Bendix SR-5 Trailer Spring Brake Valves, another group of manufacturers has joined in recalling some of its trailers.

The valve is a “reservoir-mounted trailer valve that can control up to four spring brake actuators during parking or emergency applications,” Bendix says.

Manac, Polar Tank Trailer, Heil, East and Hyundai recalled a total of more than 9,000 trailers to add to the original group of recalls. The following trailers are now also included in the recall:

  • 2016 Manac flatbed
  • 2017-2018 Manac van trailer
  • 2014-2016 Polar Tank DOT 406 tank trailer
  • 2014-2016 Polar Tank DOT 407 tank trailer
  • 2014-2016 Polar Tank DOT 412 tank trailer
  • 2014-2015 Polar Tank MC 331 tank trailer
  • 2014-2016 Polar Tank non-code tank trailer
  • 2014-2016 Heil crude trailer
  • 2014-2016 Heil dry bulk trailer
  • 2014-2016 Heil flatbed
  • 2014-2016 petroleum pull trailer
  • 2014-2016 East flatbed
  • 2014-2016 East flatbed tipper
  • 2014-2016 East frame dump
  • 2004-2016 Hyundai Translead chassis
  • 2004-2016 Hyundai Translead container
  • 2004-2016 Hyundai Translead van reefer
  • 2004-2016 Hyundai Translead van trailer

Trailers already recalled include:

  • 2015-2017 Brenner liquid tank
  • 2015-2016 Cheetah Bridgemaster chassis
  • 2016 Cheetah curtainside flatbed
  • 2015-2016 Cheetah extendable chassis
  • 2015 Cheetah flatbed
  • 2014-2016 Cheetah gooseneck chassis
  • 2015-2016 Cheetah straight frame chassis
  • 2015-2017 Fontaine Revolution
  • 2015-2017 Great Dane dry van
  • 2015-2017 Great Dane reefer
  • 2015-2017 Great Dane flatbed
  • 2014-2016 Hackney beverage trailers
  • 2014-2016 Kindron reefer trailers
  • 2015, 2017 Strick tandem axle van trailers
  • 2015-2017 Transcraft platform trailers
  • 2014-2016 Utility dry van trailers
  • 2014-2016 Utility flatbed trailers
  • 2014-2016 Utility reefer trailers
  • 2015-2016 Vermeer TR620
  • 2015-2016 Vermeer TR626
  • 2014-2016 Vermeer DT6
  • 2014-2016 Vermeer HG4000
  • 2014-2016 Vermeer HG6000
  • 2014-2016 Vermeer HG8000
  • 2014-2016 Vermeer TG5000
  • 2014-2016 Vermeer TG7000
  • 2014-2015 Vermeer TG9000
  • 2014-2016 Vermeer WC2300XL
  • 2015-2016 Vermeer WC2500XL
  • 2015-2017 Wabash National van trailers
  • 2015 Wilson CD-1080
  • 2015 Wilson DWH-550

Bendix’s PR firm said that “under a combination of a unique set of circumstances, it is possible (though not probable) for an internal leakage to develop in the SR-5 unit, resulting in slow to apply spring brakes when parking the trailer,” and added that “the leak is heard or observed at the supply (red) gladhand when uncoupled from the tractor,” and “if coupled to the tractor, a leak may be heard from the exhaust of the park control valve or from a quick release valve in the trailer supply at the trailer protection valve.”

Several trailer manufacturers recall more than 30,000 trailers due to faulty valve component

An affected trailer, according to a notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will have an audible air leak from the dash-mounted park control ...

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