Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2005 FORD E-SERIES

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V009000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-SERIES

Year: 2005

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: AMERICAN EMERGENCY VEHICLES

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20050721

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 8

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20090130

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: AMERICAN EMERGENCY VEHICLES

Date Report Received By ODI: 20090113

Date Added To File: 20090113

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 404

Defect Summary:
AMERICAN EMERGENCY VEHICLES IS RECALLING 8 MY 2005-2006 E-SERIES 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. 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:
AMERICAN EMERGENCY VEHICLES 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 AMERICAN EMERGENCY VEHICLES AT 1-336-982-9824.