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Recall 04V562000

Handicap Conversion Vehicles: Wheel Chairs Not Secure In Retractors

Recall Details

The retractor that secures a wheel chair in a handicapped conversion vehicle may be ineffective. Dealers will inspect and replace the wheel chair securement retractors as necessary to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The retractors that secure a wheel chair into a handicapped conversion van may be out of alignment and not be effective in keeping the wheel chair secured.

What Should You Do?

Sure-Lok, the manufacturer of the component in question, contacted owners of affected vehicles in 2004.  You can check with your dealer to assist in seeing if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 26, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 26, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,660
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V562000
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
ON CERTAIN VANS EQUIPPED WITH SURE-LOK WHEELCHAIR SECUREMENT SYSTEMS, THE SPROCKET TEETH OF THE RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE WHEELCHAIR MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY SECURED POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURIES TO A WHEELCHAIR OCCUPANT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE WHEELCHAIR SECUREMENT RETRACTORS AS NECESSARY. SURE-LOK WILL HANDLE THE REPAIRS FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SURE-LOCK AT 1-908-231-1804 OR MOBILITYWORKS AT 1-800-769-8267.
Notify
SURE-LOK RECALL NO. 04E-058. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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