Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2007 FORD E-150

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V100000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-150

Year: 2007

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: VAN CONVERSIONS OF LEHIGH VALL

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20050401

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20060906

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 52

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20090327

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: VAN CONVERSIONS OF LEHIGH VALLEY INC.

Date Report Received By ODI: 20090327

Date Added To File: 20090327

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403

Defect Summary:
VAN CONVERSIONS IS RECALLING 52 MY 2004-2007 FORD E-150, E-250 E-350 AND MY 2006 GM SAVANNA 3500 VANS BUILT ON FORD AND GM 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:
VAN CONVERSIONS 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 VAN CONVERSIONS AT 610-837-0707.