Recalls

Recalls Bulletins

Recall data for: 2009 FORD ODYSSEY

NHTSA Campaign Number: 10V354000

Manufacturer Campaign Number:

Make: FORD

Model: ODYSSEY

Year: 2009

Component:
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Manufacturers Involved: TURTLE TOP

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20071001

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20091231

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 14

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 2009 TRANSIT AND SHUTTLE BUSES EQUIPPED WITH CERTAIN RICON S SERIES AND K SERIES L-MODEL WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS CONTAIN DEFECTIVE SOFTWARE THAT CONTROLS THE LIFT UP FUNCTION. IF THE LIFT SWITCH IS RELEASED BEFORE THE FLOOR LEVEL LIMIT SWITCH IS ACTIVATED, THE LIFT MAY CONTINUE ITS UPWARD TRAVEL FOR APPROXIMATELY 1 SECOND BEFORE STOPPING, AND MAY TRAVEL PAST THE FLOOR LEVEL.

Consequence Summary:
WHEN THE PLATFORM OVERRUNS THE VEHICLE FLOOR LEVEL AND STOPS AT AN ANGLE FROM 15-20 DEGREES, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A PERSON IN A WHEELCHAIR TO TIP OVER AND FOR SOMEONE STANDING ON THE PLATFORM TO FALL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURIES.

Corrective Action:
TURTLE TOP IS WORKING WITH RICON AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY AUTHORIZED RICON DEALERS. PLEASE SEE RICON’S DEFECT REPORT 09E-061. RICON WILL PROVIDE OWNERS WITH A BULLETIN OUTLINING PROPER WHEELCHAIR LIFT OPERATION AND WILL SHIP OWNERS A DVD-BASED TRAINING AID TO PROMOTE PROPER LIFT OPERATION. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 8, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-322-2884, OR EMAILING AT WWW.DMATA@WABTEC.COM.