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Recall 14V641000

Handicap Conversion Vehicles: Wheel Chair Lifts Platform Cracks

Recall Details

On vehicles modified to accept a wheelchair lift, the platform for the wheelchair can crack and separate the lift. Dealers will replace any cracking platform and supply supplemental platform supports free of charge to correct the problem.

Our Quick Take

On vehicles modified by Mobility Works for wheel chair lifts, the lift platform can separate from the lift, resulting in possible injury to lift operators.

What Should You Do?

Mobility Works began notifying owners of affected vehicles in November, 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.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 10, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 10, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
834
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V641000
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
Mobility Works (WMK Inc.) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Ford E150, E250, and E350 vans modified by Mobility Works to be equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation. The platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.
Consequence
If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. When the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.
Remedy
Mobility Works will notify owners, and Ricon will supply supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on November 10, 2014. Owners may contact Mobility Works customer service at 1-800-769-8267 or Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884.
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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