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Jul 28, 2016

RECALLING 30,000 TRAILERS * USA - Troubles: Bendix spring valves

* DC - Massive recall affects more than 30,000 trailers with parking brake issue

--- 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... 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... 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... (Photo: Truck and Trailer Recalls) -- Washington, DC, USA - Land Line mag - 26 July 2016

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