Technical Communications Manager
According to a statement released by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems on February 02, 2012, Bendix notified NHTSA of a potential defect in the Bendix ATR-6 valves that were manufactured between December 02, 2010 and January 18, 2012. Bendix states that the potential defect could occur when vehicles are being operated in extremely cold conditions (at or below 0 degrees Fahrenheit). According to Bendix, approximately 50,000 to 60,000 vehicles are affected.
Bendix is offering a temporary remedy kit free of charge, which is for use until they make the permanent remedy kit available. Visit the “Product Action Center” page on the Bendix website for information and updates about this issue. Questions or comments about this matter can be directed to Bendix representatives at the Bendix ATR-6 Action Line, at 1.800.478.1793, seven days a week, between the hours of 7am-8pm Eastern Time.
Due to the potentially defective valve, Paccar Inc. has recalled those Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks built between January 2011 and January 18, 2012. To learn more about the Paccar recall, read this news article at Truckinginfo.