BENDIX e6 9999: EQUIPMENT

Make : BENDIX Model : e6 Year : NO YEAR
Build Dates : 2011-07-27 - 2012-05-18
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12E020000
Date Owner's Notified: 2012-07-10 Date Received by ODI: 2012-06-11 Date Added to Database: 2012-06-11
Manufacturers Involved: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1284
Summary:
      BENDIX COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMS, LLC "BENDIX" IS RECALLING CERTAIN BRAKE VALVES, TREADLE ASSEMBLIES, AND/OR PLUNGER KITS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND SOLD AND INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT TO VARIOUS VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS. THE BRAKE VALVE PLUNGER MAY FRACTURE DURING BRAKE APPLICATION, RESULTING IN REDUCED BRAKE PEDAL ANGLE AND TRAVEL. THIS CONDITION MAY LIMIT THE DRIVER"S ABILITY TO DELIVER FULL PRESSURE FROM THE FOOT BRAKE VALVE. THERE IS ALSO A POTENTIAL THAT THE BRAKE PLUNGER COULD BECOME LODGED AND NOT ALLOW RELEASE OF THE SERVICE BRAKES.
Consequence:
      THIS CONDITION COULD REDUCE BRAKING ABILITY AND/OR LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      BENDIX WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF THE AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT AND WILL PROVIDE A FREE REMEDY. BENDIX IS WORKING WITH THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS TO IDENTIFY AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES THAT CONTAIN THE SUBJECT BRAKE VALVES, TREADLE ASSEMBLIES, AND PLUNGER KITS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN DURING JUNE 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THEIR VEHICLE MANUFACTURER OR BENDIX AT 1-440-329-9386.
Report Initiator: MFR E Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .