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Recall data for: 2006 FORD E-450

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V497000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-450

Year: 2006

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: LA BOIT INC.

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20060401

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20071231

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 8

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20080912

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: LA BOIT INC.

Date Report Received By ODI: 20080925

Date Added To File: 20080930

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403

Defect Summary:
LA BOIT IS RECALLING 8 MY 2006-2007 FORD E-450, GMC 5500, AND WORKHORSE SPECIALTY VEHICLES 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 SYSTEMS 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:
LA BOIT 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 LA BOIT AT 1-614-231-7640.