Ford Transit Connect Recall 12V169000
Wheelchair Lift Roll Stop Latch May Become Damaged
Body, Interior & Misc., April 13, 2012
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
A small number of these vehicles equipped with a wheelchair lift installed by Main Mobility may have a roll stop latch that is bent or otherwise misaligned. If this were to occur, a wheelchair could roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury.
What Should You Do?
Main Mobility has not released a notification schedule as of this time. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact Main Mobility. General Motors and Ford are NOT involved in this recall. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
Certain vehicles, fitted with a specific Braun wheelchair lift, has a roll stop latch on the outer barrier of the wheelchair lift that may become bent or misaligned over time and with frequent use. Main Mobility is working with Braun to notify owners and Braun dealers will repair the lift as necessary to correct this concern. This recall only pertains to vehicles altered by Main Mobility. General Motors and Ford are NOT involved in this recall.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2010
Manufacturer's Report Date: April 13, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V169000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 34
Summary: MAIN MOBILITY IS RECALLING CERTAIN CONVERSION VANS BUILT ON MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 CHEVROLET EXPRESS, 2009 GMC SAVANA, AND 2010 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT CHASSIS, AND FITTED WITH CERTAIN BRAUN WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. OVER TIME AND WITH FREQUENT USE, THE ROLL STOP LATCHES ON THE WHEELCHAIR LIFT’S OUTER BARRIER MAY BECOME BENT OR MISALIGNED.
Consequence: A WHEELCHAIR OCCUPANT MAY DEFEAT OR RIDE OVER THE INSUFFICIENTLY LATCHED ROLL STOP. IF THIS OCCURS WHEN THE LIFT PLATFORM IS IN AN ELEVATED POSITION, THE WHEELCHAIRS OCCUPANT COULD FALL AND SUSTAIN INJURY.
Remedy: MAIN MOBILITY IS WORKING WITH BRAUN TO NOTIFY OWNERS, AND BRAUN DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES, FREE OF CHARGE. MAIN MOBILITY HAS NOT PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAIN MOBILITY AT 1-716-759-6811.
Notes: THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO VEHICLES ALTERED BY MAIN MOBILITY AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS OR FORD. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration