Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2005 FORD E-350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V016000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-350

Year: 2005

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: LEADER INDUSTRIES

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20050401

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20060906

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 14

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20090126

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: LEADER INDUSTRIES

Date Report Received By ODI: 20090116

Date Added To File: 20090116

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403

Defect Summary:
LEADER INDUSTRIES IS RECALLING 14 MY 2005-2006 VANS BUILT ON FORD CHASSIS AND EQUIPPED WITH RICON PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THESE LIFTS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 403, “PLATFORM LIFT SYSTEM ACCESSIBLE FOR 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:
A LIFT OCCUPANT CAN BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT BEGIN TO STOW UNINTENTIONALLY.

Corrective Action:
LEADER INDUSTRIES 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 LEADER INDUSTRIES LEADER INDUSTRIES AT 626-575-0880.