Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2006 FORD E-SERIES

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V008000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-SERIES

Year: 2006

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: AMERICAN EMERGENCY VEHICLES

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20051018

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20061118

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: 20090112

Date Added To File: 20090112

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403

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. 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:
AMERICAN EMERGENCY VEHICLES 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 AMERICAN EMERGENCY VEHICLES AT 1-336-982-9824.