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Recall 19V183000

Wheel Chair Lift In Modified Vehicle Allows Platform To Travel Too High

Recall Details

For vehicles with a Rincon wheelchair lift as installed on modified vehicles by Fenton Mobility Products, Inc, the wheelchair lift platform may travel higher than the vehicle's floor height due to the lift positioning input cam failing. Dealers will replace the lift positioning input cam free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles modified by Fenton Mobility Products, Inc, with Rincon Wheelchair lifts, the wheelchair lift positioning input cam may fail while the lift in use, allowing the lift platform to travel higher than the vehicle's floor height. This could result in a wheelchair tipping inwards towards the vehicle when exiting the lift increasing risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Fenton Mobility Products, Inc will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is unavailable 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. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 06, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 06, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
137
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V183000
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
Fenton Mobility Products, Inc. (Fenton) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ford Transit passenger vans modified to be equipped with Ricon S & K Titanium Wheelchair Lifts. The wheelchair lift positioning input cam may fail while the lift is in use, allowing the platform to travel higher than the vehicle's floor height. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 403, "Platform Lift Systems."
Consequence
If the wheelchair lift platform stops above the vehicle floor, the wheelchair user can tip inwards toward the vehicle when exiting the lift, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy
Fenton will notify owners, and a service technician will install Ricon Recall Parts Kit RI61396, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Fenton Mobility customer service at 1-716-484-7014. Fenton's number for this recall is RI61396.
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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