Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2005 FORD E-SERIES

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V050000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-SERIES

Year: 2005

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: MOBILITY SPECIALIST INC

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20050401

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20060930

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 43

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20090228

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: MOBILITY SPECIALIST INC

Date Report Received By ODI: 20090206

Date Added To File: 20090205

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403

Defect Summary:
MOBILITY IS RECALLING 43 MY 2005-2006 FORD E-SERIES AND CHEVROLET EXPRESS VANS 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:
MOBILITY 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 MOBILITY AT 714-674-0480.