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Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2005 FORD E-250

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V243000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-250

Year: 2005

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: HANDICAPPED DRIVER SERVICES, I

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20050601

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20060706

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 3

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20090708

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: HANDICAPPED DRIVER SERVICES, INC.

Date Report Received By ODI: 20090629

Date Added To File: 20090630

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403

Defect Summary:
HANDICAPPED DRIVER SERVICES IS RECALLING 3 MODEL YEAR 2004 AND 2005 FORD E-250 TRANSIT BUSES BUILT ON FORD CHASSIS AND 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 ANTI-STOW INTERLOCK MAY NOT DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A WHEELCHAIR OR MOBILITY AID USER. THE PRESSURE SENSING SWITCH THAT DETECTS THE PRESENCE OF WEIGHT ON THE PLATFORM WAS NOT ADJUSTED TO THE NECESSARY SENSITIVITY LEVEL. THE LIFT COULD STOW EVEN THOUGH SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS STILL ON THE LIFT.

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

Corrective Action:
HANDICAPPED DRIVER SERVICES IS WORKING WITH RICON TO CORRECT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07E097). OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 1-818-267-3000 OR HANDICAPPED DRIVER SERVICES AT 1-770-422-9674.