2/6/2012 2:30:00 PM
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Truck maker Paccar Inc. has recalled some 2012-2013 model year Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks equipped with Bendix brake components that may leak, Bloomberg reported, citing a federal regulatory agency.
The almost 16,000 affected trucks were built between January 2011 and Jan. 19 of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement, Bloomberg reported.
The trucks are equipped with Bendix ATR-6 antilock traction relay valves that may leak fluid in extremely cold conditions and cause the brakes to engage, overheat and could lead to a fire or loss of control of the truck, Bloomberg reported.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems last month notified NHTSA of the defect in a valve that helps with traction and stability control, which may leak when temperatures fall below 0 degrees Fahrenheit, Bloomberg said, citing a Bendix statement.
News of the faulty part became public last week during Navistar Inc.â€™s quarterly stock analyst meeting, when officials revealed the Bendix brake issue, while warning that it was unclear what the effects might be on Navistarâ€™s short-term profitability.
Volvo was working on a â€œdesign solutionâ€� to enable them to continue building trucks at a Virginia plant, Reuters reported.
Bendix Commercial is a unit of closely held Munich-based Knorr-Bremse Group AG.
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