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Recall 15V763000

Wheel Chair Lift Platform May Fall From Lift

Recall Details

For vehicles modified for use with wheel chairs, the wheel chair platform side plates may crack, resulting in the platform separating from the wheel chair lift. Dealers will replace any platform that has started cracking, and will install supplemental platform support bumpers free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

On vehicles modified for use with wheel chairs, the wheel chair platform side plates may crack, causing the platform to separate from the wheel chair lift. This may cause injury to an occupant or lift operator.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your wheel chair lift equipped Ford should be coordinated or performed by a Ford dealership. Mobility Specialists, the equipment company that provided the lift, will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles (a notification schedule is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships, or Mobility Specialists directly at 1-877-777-5438. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 17, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 17, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
285
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V763000
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
Mobility Specialists, Inc. (Mobility Specialists) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Ford E-250, and E-350 vehicles modified 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 Specialists will notify owners to take their vehicles to a Ricon dealer or service center who will install supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Mobility Specialists customer service at 1-877-777-5438, 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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