US NHTSA Recalls: Bendix Brake Light Switches


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Monday, January 4, 2021, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, posted a total of ninety-six (96) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this past month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/cXy430qH5Ln

Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

Additional information:

Among the ninety-six (96) recalls the NHTSA announced this past month came news of the following:

Logo - Bendix Commercial Vehicle SystemsBendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC (“Bendix”), an Elyria, Ohio establishment and subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse Group AG of Munich, Germany, has recalled an estimated 1,701 model year SL-4 Brake Light Pressure Switches with part numbers K101993, K101996, K108141 or K108142 manufactured between December 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020 marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Exterior Lighting – Brake Light Pressure Switch malfunction

NHTSA Safety Notification 20E092000 reports when air pressure is supplied to the Brake Light Switch it may leak, possibly causing the internal electrical contacts to become jammed.

According to the NHTSA, jammed electrical contacts in the Brake Light Switch can cause the Brake Lights to remain illuminated, or fail to illuminate. Either of these potential defects can increase the risk of a crash, motor vehicle collision (“MVC”) or other impact event with consequential serious injury and/or life-changing results.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat lacerations, concussions, bone fractures, amputation, central nervous system (“CNS”) damage and/or internal injuries.

Please note that under 49 United States Code § 30112(a), it is illegal for anyone, including a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or retailer to sell an item of equipment or vehicle that fails to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

___________________________________________________________

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Tips___________________________________________________________

Bendix will notify registered owners, and dealers will replace the Brake Light Switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 1, 2021. Owners may contact Bendix Customer Service toll-free at 1-877-345-9526 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) for more information. No manufacturer’s designation was listed for this recall at press time.

==> You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC, please search for “Bendix” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Bone Fracture hazards, please search for “fracture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Concussion hazards, please search for “concussion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Central Nervous System (“CNS”) damage, please search for “CNS damage” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

Don’t miss a recall!
==> Get these notifications sent to you automatically! To subscribe to our free Auto-Alert™ service, just use the sign-up box in the upper left-hand corner of this page. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your name or contact details and you can cancel anytime. No problem!

___________________________________________________________

More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20E092000
Recalls Direct RIN: 13940-2021
Want to read more about this recall?
==> Please click on the links above to visit the originating site.
Want to read more about other recalls?
==> Please click on the links below.

General information:
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page:
==> http://www.RecallsDirect.com/
About the Recalls Direct service:
==> http://wp.me/P2bVty-2
Visit the Living Safely site:
==> http://www.LivingSafely.org/
Report an unsafe vehicle you purchased in the United States to the NHTSA [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/
Search for a recalled vehicle on the US NHTSA Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

We welcome your feedback:
Want to e-mail or share this recall?
==> Simply use the “Share this” options below.
Is this recall relevant to you? Please let us know!
==> Click on the “Like” button below.
E. & O. E.

___________________________________________________________

%d bloggers like this: