Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2007 FORD E-250

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V489000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-250

Year: 2007

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: QUALITY VAN SALES, INC.

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20050901

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20070131

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 18

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20080917

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: QUALITY VAN SALES, INC.

Date Report Received By ODI: 20080922

Date Added To File: 20080925

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403

Defect Summary:
QUALITY VAN SALES IS RECALLING 18 MY 2005-2007 FORD E-250, MY 2006 FORD E-350 AND CHEVROLET EXPRESS 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:
QUALITY VAN SALES 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 QUALITY VAN SALES AT 1-800-408-8550.