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Recall data for: 2008 FORD E350

NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V677000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: E350

Year: 2008

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: 20081222

Regulation Part Number: 571

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 404

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