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Recall data for: 2008 FORD E250

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V536000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E250

Year: 2008

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: 404

Defect Summary:
ACCUBUILT IS RECALLING 890 MY 2006-2008 FORD E150, E250, AND E350 CARGO VANS EQUIPPED WITH RICON PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THESE BUSES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 404, “PLATFORM LIFT INSTALLATION 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:
ACCUBUILT IS WORKING WITH RICON TO CORRECT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07E095). THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 6, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 1-818-267-3000 OR ACCUBUILT AT 1-800-837-8624.