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.
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.