Knorr-Bremse Australia Pty Ltd—Bendix Trailer—Spring Brake Control Valve

PRA number

2002/5477

Published date

Product description

Defect relates to certain Bendix trailer spring brake control valves manufactured between March 2000 and April 2001. The valve commonly known as the 'trailer spring brake valve' has the following designations 'SR2 Special', 'ABV3802', 'SR3' and 'SR38'
Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

Not applicable

What are the defects?

The moulded rubber face of the Inlet/Exhaust Valve ("I/E Valve") component of the affected SR-2/4/5 valve assembly can crack and separate from the valve's metal insert. Air can be trapped by a separated I/E Valve causing it to balloon and block the exhaust.

What are the hazards?

Problem can prevent the application of the parking/emergency spring brakes on the trailer during parking or in the event of a trailer supply line failure.

What should consumers do?

Contact the company to arrange a replacement valve to be sent out and replaced free of charge. Enquiries to (02) 9352 4101.

Supplier

Knorr-Bremse Australia Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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