Air-Brake Component to be Recalled by Bendix

ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) it will recall 2,090 Bendix SC-3 check valves, part of an air-brake system, due to a manufacturing flaw.

The valves, manufactured between July 27 and Sept. 29, 2020, have an improperly seated retainer, according to NHTSA Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21E-015.

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The situation might lead to an air leak within the braking system which could affect braking performance and potentially lead to a crash, according to NHTSA.

A remedy for the situation is currently under development.

Since this air-brake component is not an aftermarket product, Bendix will notify the manufacturers which used this component in its products by April 19, 2021. The original-equipment manufacturers are: Blue Bird Corporation, Navistar, Inc, Oshkosh Corporation and New Flyer of America, Inc.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.