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Recall data for: 2007 FORD E-450

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V496000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E-450

Year: 2007

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: LA BOIT INC.

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20060401

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20071231

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 8

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20080912

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: LA BOIT INC.

Date Report Received By ODI: 20080925

Date Added To File: 20080930

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 404

Defect Summary:
LA BOIT IS RECALLING 8 MY 2006-2007 FORD E-450, GMC 5500, AND WORKHORSE SPECIALTY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH RICON PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 404, “PLATFORM LIFT INSTALLATIONS IN MOTOR VEHICLES.” THE THRESHOLD WARNING SYSTEM MAY NOT DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A WHEELCHAIR OR MOBILITY AID USER IN A CERTAIN SPOT WITHIN THE DEFINED THRESHOLD AREA.

Consequence Summary:
THE USER OF THE LIFT COULD BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT MOVE UNINTENTIONALLY.

Corrective Action:
LA BOIT 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 LA BOIT AT 1-614-231-7640.