Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2007 FORD E450

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V676000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E450

Year: 2007

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: COLONIAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing:

End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 50

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20081223

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: COLONIAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY

Date Report Received By ODI: 20081218

Date Added To File: 20081218

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403

Defect Summary:
COLONIAL IS RECALLING 50 MY 2006-2008 FORD E350, E450, AND CHEVROLET G-VAN CUTAWAY CHASSIS VEHICLES 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 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:
COLONIAL 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 COLONIAL AT 1-301-698-5100.