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Recall 14V279000

Handicap Conversion Vehicles: Wheel Chair Roll Stop Failure

Recall Details

This recall affects vans modified by Mobility Specialists. After frequent usage over time, the roll stop latch mechanism may fail to stop a wheelchair from rolling away. Dealers will replace affected roll stop parts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The roll stop latches that secure the wheelchair on vans modified for handicapped usage may fail, resulting in the wheelchair not being secured.

What Should You Do?

Mobility Specialists notified owners of affected vehicles beginning in July 2014. 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., May 27, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 27, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
56
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V279000
Component
Summary
Mobility Specialists, Inc. (Mobility Specialists) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Ford E-150 vans modified by Mobility Specialists and equipped with Braun NCL-2, and NVL-2 wheel chair lifts. 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
Mobility Specialists will notify owners and will replace the affected parts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2014. Owners may contact Mobility Specialists customer service at 1-877-777-5438.
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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