Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2003 FORD E-350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V478000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-350

Year: 2003

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: AROUND TOWN TRANSPORTATION PRO

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20030801

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20031231

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 6

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20080926

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: AROUND TOWN TRANSPORTATION PRODUCTS, LLC

Date Report Received By ODI: 20080918

Date Added To File: 20080924

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 404

Defect Summary:
AROUND TOWN IS RECALLING 6 MY 2003 FORD E-350 AND MY 2006 E-250 WHEELCHAIR CONVERSION VANS EQUIPPED WITH RICON PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 404, “PLATFORM LIFT INSTALLATIONS IN MOTOR VEHICLES.” THE THRESHOLD WARNING SYSTEM MAY NOT DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A WHEELCHAIR OR MOBILITY AID USER IN A CERTAIN SPOT WITHIN THE DEFINED THRESHOLD AREA.

Consequence Summary:
THE USER OF THE LIFT COULD BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT MOVE UNINTENTIONALLY.

Corrective Action:
AROUND TOWN IS WORKING WITH RICON TO CORRECT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07E095). OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 1-818-267-3000 OR AROUND TOWN AT 1-678-364-8594.