Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2007 FORD E-250

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V330000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-250

Year: 2007

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: PERSONALIZED VANS AND TRUCKS

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20060708

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20060816

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 2

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20090721

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: PERSONALIZED VANS AND TRUCKS

Date Report Received By ODI: 20090818

Date Added To File: 20090818

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403

Defect Summary:
PERSONALIZED VANS AND TRUCKS IS RECALLING CERTAIN VANS EQUIPPED WITH PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS MANUFACTURED BY RICON CORPORATION. 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:
PERSONALIZED VANS AND TRUCKS IS WORKING WITH RICON TO CORRECT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07E097). OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON CORPORATION AT 1-818-267-3000.