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Recall 14V216000

Handicap Conversion Vehicles: Wheel Chair Roll Stop Failure

Recall Details

For handicap conversion vans modified by Advanced Wheels, the Braun wheel chair lift may have latches that do not properly secure a wheel chair. Advanced Wheels will provide replacement parts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

In vans converted for handicap wheelchair accommodation, the latches that secure the wheel chair in the wheel chair lift can fail due to bending and becoming misaligned. This can cause the wheelchair occupant to fall.

What Should You Do?

Braun, the manufacturer of the wheel chair lifts, contacted owners of affected vehicles.  The vehicle modification company, Advanced Wheels, is administering this recall, and may be contacted at 1-860-653-8064.  You may contact them to determine if your vehicle is covered by this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., April 23, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 23, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V216000
Component
Summary
Advanced Wheels of Technology, Inc. (Advanced Wheels) is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Ford E-350 vehicles modified by Advanced Wheels and equipped with Braun NCL-2, and NVL-2 wheel chair lifts manufactured November 20, 2006, through September 10, 2010. Over time, and with frequent use, the roll stop latches on the outer barrier of the lifts in these vans 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 wheelchair's occupant could fall and sustain injury.
Remedy
Braun Corporation notified all of the vehicle owners, and Advanced Wheels replaced the recalled parts with new parts, free of charge. Owners may contact Advanced Wheels customer service at 1-860-653-8064.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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