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Recall data for: 2006 FORD E350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V519000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E350

Year: 2006

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: MOBILITY WORKS

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20050401

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20060906

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 133

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20081016

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: MOBILITYWORKS (WMK Inc.)

Date Report Received By ODI: 20081006

Date Added To File: 20081007

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403

Defect Summary:
MOBILITYWORKS IS RECALLING 133 MY 2005-2006 FORD E250, MY 2000, 2004-2006 E350, MY 2000, 2005 E450, MY 2005-2006 GMC 2500, GMC 3500, AND MY 2006 DODGE 2500 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 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:
MOBILITYWORKS 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 MOBILITYWORKS AT 1-800-769-8267.