Bendix has released a repair kit in connection with the voluntary recall of around 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves.
The no-cost permanent remedy kit, Bendix part number K140496, fixes an issue with the SR-5 valve that allowed an internal leak to develop in the unit, resulting in slow application of spring brakes when parking a trailer. The leak is heard if observed at the supply gladhand when uncoupled from the tractor, or if coupled, from the exhaust of the park control valve.
Bendix is directing owners of the affected trailers to work through their vehicle OEM or an authorized Bendix parts outlet to obtain the remedy kit. Back in May, Bendix notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the start of a voluntary safety recall for the SR-5 valve.
The recall includes all Bendix SR-5 trailer spring brake valves manufactured between Jan. 1, and Mar. 4, 2016. The SR-5 is made for trailers only, and could affect any trailer that uses the valve. The action does not impact SR-5 valves manufactured prior to or after the stated dates.
These valves were made available through vehicle OEMs and the aftermarket. As part of the reporting requirements, OEMs will indicate which of the trailers they manufactured – identified by year and model number – are among the trailers containing valves reported by Bendix as a part of this voluntary action.
Bendix Product Action Center representatives are available to assist vehicle owners with questions about this voluntary recall Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, toll-free at 1-877-345-9526, or by email at SR5campaign@bendix.com. Information is also available at the online Product Action Center under the Services & Support tab on bendix.com