Parking Brake Problem Prompts Recall of Wabash, Great Dane Trailers

Spring brake application may be delayed, causing trailers to roll away

Parking Brake Problem Prompts Recall of Wabash, Great Dane Trailers
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July 26, 2016

Thousands of trailers equipped with certain Bendix SR5 spring brake valves are being recalled due to a problem with the parking brake.

Wabash is recalling 14,862 model year 2015-2017 Van Trailers, while Great Dane is recalling 13,509 model year 2015-2017 Dry Freight Van, Reefer, and Flatbed trailers.

The equipped valves may have been improperly machined, which may cause a delay of application of the spring brakes while parking. If there is a delay of the spring brake application, the trailer may roll away after it has decoupled from the tractor, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet finalized a notification schedule.

For more information, owners can reach the Wabash Customer Service Department at (765) 771-5300 and the Great Dane Customer Service Department at (912) 232-4471.