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

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Updated Jul 29, 2016
Bendix SR-5 Spring Brake ValveBendix SR-5 Spring Brake Valve

Bendix has issued a recall on more than 190,000 of its SR-5 Trailer Spring Brake Valves, resulting in more than 30,000 trailers being recalled by 11 trailer manufacturers. The affected Bendix units include those manufactured between Jan. 1, 2014 and March 4, 2016.

The company says the recalled valves can cause a delay in application of the spring brakes while parking, which may cause a trailer to roll away after it’s decoupled from a tractor. The valve is a “reservoir-mounted trailer valve that can control up to four spring brake actuators during parking or emergency applications,” Bendix says.

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 valve or red glad hand when it’s disconnected before the trailer is decoupled, and the leak will continue until the trailer reservoirs and spring brake chambers have no air pressure.

Affected trailers 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 says it is still working to develop a remedy program. Owners may contact Bendix customer service at 1-877-345-9526, or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236, for updates. NHTSA’s recall number is 16E-045.

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