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Recall 08V654000

Wheerchair Lift Equipped Vehicles May Have Lift Malfunction

Recall Details

The wheelchair lift on equipped vehicles manufactured by Willard's may attempt to stow inappropriately because the sensor that detects an occupant may malfunction. Dealers will repair the lifts free of charge in conjunction with Willard's and Rincon, the maker of the lift.

Our Quick Take

The wheelchair lift on equipped vehicles manufactured by Willard's may malfunction and attempt to stow unintentionally, risking injury to occupants.

What Should You Do?

Willard's notified owners of affected vehicles starting in 2008. 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.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., December 10, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 10, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
EQ08011
Potential Number of Units Affected
1
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V654000
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
WILLARD'S IS RECALLING 1 MY 2006 FORD ECONOLINE E350 EQUIPPED WITH RICON PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THESE LIFTS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 403, "PLATFORM LIFT SYSTEM ACCESSIBLE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES." THE ANTI-STOW INTERLOCK MAY NOT DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A WHEELCHAIR OR MOBILITY AID USER. THE PRESSURE SENSING SWITCH THAT DETECTS THE PRESENCE OF WEIGHT ON THE PLATFORM WAS NOT ADJUSTED TO THE NECESSARY SENSITIVITY LEVEL. THE LIFT COULD STOW EVEN THOUGH SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS STILL ON THE LIFT.
Consequence
A LIFT OCCUPANT CAN BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT BEGIN TO STOW UNINTENTIONALLY.
Remedy
WILLARD'S IS WORKING WITH RICON TO CORRECT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07E097). OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 1-818-267-3000 OR WILLARD'S AT 1-406-259-1472.
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CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO
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