Another round of manufacturers are recalling trailers due to an issue with Bendix spring valves. More than 9,000 Manac, Polar Tank, Heil and Hyundai trailers are affected in this latest notice, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.
– See more at: http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=31720#sthash.Kfb1BiaF.dpuf, Over 9,000 more trailers recalled over parking brake issue, by Land Line staff, August 10, 2016
Here’s a case of a pedestrian being killed by a failed parking brake: A member of the public was killed when he walked between two unattended trucks parked on a hill road. The hand brake failed on the uppermost vehicle, causing it to run into the lower, crushing the victim. http://www.business.govt.nz/worksafe/information-guidance/all-guidance-items/hazard-management-bulletin-trucks-spring-brake-failure-kills-pedestrian/haz81-truck-brake-failure.pdf
What other tragedies might occur from this manufacturing defect?
Will these trucks be fixed or taken off the road? Will the public be at risk? How can we be sure?