kscarbel2 Posted July 27, 2016 Share Posted July 27, 2016 Land Line (OOIDA) / July 26, 2016 Trailer manufacturers are recalling tens of thousands of trailers due to an issue with Bendix spring valves. Approximately 10 manufacturers have recalled a total of more than 30,000 trailers in response to an equipment recall Bendix announced in June. (Once an example of American technological might in the commercial truck segment, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems was acquired by Germany's Knorr-Bremse in 2002) On June 8, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent out a recall notice regarding an issue with nearly 195,000 Bendix SR-5 trailer spring brake valves. According to NHTSA, brake valves were improperly machined without a radius on the internal check valve seat, causing a delay of application of the spring brakes while parking. More than a month later, NHTSA has sent out a recall notice with specific makes and models of trailers affected by the recall. Affected trailers include: Brenner liquid tank, 2015-2017 Cheetah Bridgemaster chassis trailers, 2015-2016 Cheetah curtainside flatbed trailers, 2016 Cheetah extendable chassis trailers, 2014-2016 Cheetah flatbed trailers, 2015 Cheetah gooseneck chassis trailers, 2014-2016 Cheetah straight frame chassis trailers, 2015-2016 Fontaine Revolution, 2015-2017 Great Dane flatbed trailers, 2015-2017 Great Dane reefer trailers, 2015-2017 Great Dane van trailers, 2015-2017 Hackney beverage trailers, 2014-2016 Kidron refrigerated trailers, 2014-2016 Transcraft platform trailers, 2015-2017 Utility dry van trailers. 2014-2016 Utility flatbed trailers, 2014-2016 Utility refrigerated trailers, 2014-2016 Vermeer DT6, 2014-2016 Vermeer HG4000, 2014-2016 Vermeer HG6000, 2014-2016 Vermeer HG8000, 2014-2016 Vermeer TG5000, 2014-2016 Vermeer TG7000, 2014-2016 Vermeer TG9000, 2014-2015 Vermeer TR620, 2015-2016 Vermeer TR626, 2015-2016 Vermeer WC2300XL, 2014-2016 Vermeer WC2500XL, 2015-2016 Wabash National van trailers, 2015-2017 Wilson CD-1080, 2015 Wilson DWH-550, 2015 The SR-5 valve is a reservoir-mounted trailer valve that can control four spring brake actuators during parking or emergency applications, a NHTSA safety recall report explains. A trailer will have an audible air leak from the dash mounted park control valve or red gladhand when it is disconnected, prior to decoupling when a slow-to-park situation occurs. This leakage will continue until the trailer reservoirs and spring brake chambers are depleted of air pressure. Remedies for this recall are still under development. Expected recall dates vary by manufacturer. Owners of potentially affected trailers can contact NHTSA at 888-327-4236. NHTSA recall number for the original Bendix equipment recall is 16E-045. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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