Recalls

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Recall data for: 2007 FORD E350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V537000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E350

Year: 2007

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: ACCUBUILT, INC.

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20051017

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20071012

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 890

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20081028

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: ACCUBUILT, INC.

Date Report Received By ODI: 20081006

Date Added To File: 20081015

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403

Defect Summary:
ACCUBUILT IS RECALLING 890 MY 2006-2008 FORD E150, E250, AND E350 CARGO 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:
ACCUBUILT 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 ACCUBUILT AT 1-800-837-8624.