Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2008 FORD VAN TERRA

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10V353000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: VAN TERRA

Year: 2008

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: TURTLE TOP

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20071201

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20091231

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 138

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20101008

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Turtle Top

Date Report Received By ODI: 20100730

Date Added To File: 20100802

Regulation Part Number:

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
TURTLE TOP IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 THROUGH 2010 TRANSIT AND SHUTTLE BUSES FITTED WITH RICON PUBLIC USE LIFTS. THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS WERE TO BE EQUIPPED WITH A RESTRAINT BUCKLE THAT HAS AN INTERLOCK FEATURE DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE LIFT FROM OPERATING IF THE BUCKLE IS NOT LATCHED. IN THE RECALLED BUSES, HOWEVER, THE INTERLOCK FEATURE MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY AND THE LIFT MAY OPERATE EVEN WHEN THE BUCKLE IS NOT LATCHED.

Consequence Summary:
THE WHEELCHAIR MAY MOVE DURING LIFT OPERATION AND THE UNSECURED OCCUPANT, COULD BE INJURED.

Corrective Action:
TURTLE TOP IS WORKING WITH RICON AND RICON WILL BE HANDLING THE REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. PLEASE SEE RICON’S DEFECT REPORT 09E-060. RICON WILL PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH A WARNING DECAL AND A DVD-BASED TRAINING AID. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 8, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-322-2884, OR EMAIL AT WWW.DMATA@WABTEC.COM.