Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2008 FORD E150

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V518000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E150

Year: 2008

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: MOBILITY WORKS

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20050401

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20071009

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 224

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20081018

Recall Initiator: ODI

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: MOBILITYWORKS (WMK Inc.)

Date Report Received By ODI: 20081006

Date Added To File: 20081007

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 404

Defect Summary:
MOBILITYWORKS IS RECALLING 224 MY 2007-2008 FORD E150, MY 2006-2008 E250, MY 2004-2007 E350, MY 2006 E450, MY 2005-2007 CHEVROLET 2500, MY 2007 CHEVROLET 1500, AND MY 2006 DODGE 2500 VANS 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:
MOBILITYWORKS 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 MOBILITY WORKS AT 1-800-769-8267.