Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2006 FORD E-SERIES

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V096000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-SERIES

Year: 2006

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: NEW ENGLAND WHEELS

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20050401

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20071006

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 513

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20090421

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: NEW ENGLAND WHEELS

Date Report Received By ODI: 20090324

Date Added To File: 20090324

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 404

Defect Summary:
NEW ENGLAND WHEELS, INC. IS RECALLING 513 RICON WHEELCHAIR LIFTS WHICH IT INSTALLED ON MY 2005 THROUGH 2007 FORD E-SERIES COMMERCIAL VANS. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 404, “PLATFORM LIFT INSTALLATIONS IN 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:
A LIFT OCCUPANT CAN BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT BEGIN TO STOW UNINTENTIONALLY.

Corrective Action:
NEW ENGLAND WHEELS 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 NEW ENGLAND WHEELS AT 1-800-886-9247.