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Recall 14V232000

Wheelchair Lift May Short Circuit

Recall Details

Mobility Works converted vans equipped with wheelchair lifts and an optional armored cable may short circuit due to a clearance issue with the cable. The manufacturer will supply a supplemental cover kit to owners free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles converted by Mobility Works, Incorporated for handicapped use with a wheelchair lift manufactured by Rincon, an optional armored cable may not clear the wheelchair lift and may cause a short circuit and fire risk.

What Should You Do?

Mobility Works notified owners of affected vehicles beginning in June 2014. If you own a Mobility Works converted van and want to see if your vehicle is affected, you can contact them at 1-800-769-8267, or via email at recall.admin@wabtec.com.

Body, Interior & Misc., May 2, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 2, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
14
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V232000
Component
Summary
WMK Inc., doing business as Mobility Works, Inc. (Mobility), is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Mobility-modified Ford E-150, and E-250 transit buses manufactured December 1, 2013, through January 4, 2014, and equipped with certain Ricon S series and K series wheelchair lifts, with an optional armored pendant cable. The armored cable may be positioned such that it does not clear the wheelchair lift.
Consequence
If the cable does not clear the wheel chair lift it may contact the power lug and if it does not have a nonconductive cover, or it has an improperly installed non-conductive cover, then a short circuit may occur that could result in a fire.
Remedy
Mobility will notify owners, and Ricon will send the owner a supplemental cover kit and instructions free of charge. The recall began on June 4, 2014. Owners may contact Mobility customer service at 1-800-769-8267, or Ricon Customer Service at 1-800-322-2884 or by e-mail at recall.admin@wabtec.com.
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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