Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2007 FORD ECONOLINE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V663000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: ECONOLINE

Year: 2007

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: SUNSET VANS INC.

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20050401

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20060930

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 169

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20090304

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: SUNSET VANS INC.

Date Report Received By ODI: 20081216

Date Added To File: 20081216

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403

Defect Summary:
SUNSET VANS IS RECALLING 169 MY 2005-2007 ECONOLINE, G SERIES AND SPRINTER TRUCKS BUILT ON DODGE, FORD AND CHEVROLET CHASSIS 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 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:
SUNSET VANS 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 SUNSET VANS AT 1-888-280-8267.