August 11, 2016 2:40 PM, EDT

Another 9,000 Trailers Recalled Due to Bendix Defect

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall of more than 9,000 additional trailers because of a defect with the Bendix SR-5 spring brakes that the manufacturer believes could affect up to 194,410 trailers in total.

The updated recall includes some 2016 Manac flatbed trailers, 2017-2018 Manac van trailers, 2014-2016 Polar Tanks, 2014-2016 Heil trailers and 2004-2016 Hyundai Translead chassis, containers and trailers. A recall last month for the same defect impacted more than 30,000 Brenner, Cheetah, Fontaine, Great Dane, Hackney, Kidron, Transcraft, Utility, Vermeer, Wabash National and Wilson trailers.

According to a recall notice filed with NHTSA, “it’s possible, although improbable, that the unit could leak, which could slow the application of the spring brakes when parking the trailer.” 

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems writes that the brake valves were improperly machined without a radius on the internal check valve seat.

No accidents have yet been reported.

The affected parts will have the supplier code A0114T through C0416T.  The first letter on the date code is “A” through “M” and the last two numerical digits are “14,” “15,” or “16,” according to a company spokeswoman.

The Elyria, Ohio, company writes in its latest notice to NHTSA that it plans to send final remedy notifications to suppliers and valve owners by Aug. 19.