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Recall data for: 2005 FORD E-350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V271000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-350

Year: 2005

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: FREEWHEEL MOBILITY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 4

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20090715

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: FREEWHEEL MOBILITY

Date Report Received By ODI: 20090714

Date Added To File: 20090714

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 404

Defect Summary:
FREEWHEEL MOBILITY IS RECALLING 4 MY 2005 FORD E-350 AND MY 2006 FORD E-250 PASSENGER 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 ON 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:
FREEWHEEL MOBILITY IS WORKING WITH RICON TO CORRECT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07E095). OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 1-818-267-3000.