A no-cost permanent remedy kit is now available to enable repair of Bendix SR-5 spring brake valves identified in a voluntary safety recall campaign.
Bendix is directing impacted vehicle owners to work through their vehicle OEM or an authorized Bendix parts outlet – depending on how each OEM has elected to administer the recall – to obtain this remedy kit.
The kit is Bendix part number K140496, the company says.
On May 10, 2016, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the start of a voluntary safety recall campaign involving the Bendix SR-5 spring brake valve, which is sold outright and is also included in Bendix antilock braking kits for trailers. The recall was assigned number 16E045.
This recall includes all Bendix SR-5 trailer spring brake valves manufactured between Jan. 1, 2014 and March 4, 2016. The SR-5 is a trailer-only product, so no powered vehicles (tractors) are impacted, the company says.
This issue potentially affects any trailer that utilizes this valve. This action does not impact SR-5 spring brake valves manufactured prior to or after the stated dates. Approximately 200,000 SR-5 valves are covered.
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 part of the total number of 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 and Support tab on bendix.com. Applicable information on the recall is available and refreshed often.