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Recall 19V271000

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 Mobility Specialists, 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 Mobility Specialists 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. Mobility Specialists will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2019. 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 contact Rincon at 1-800-322-2884. Dealers 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., April 03, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 03, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V271000
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
Mobility Specialists, Inc. (Mobility Specialists) is recalling certain 2014-2017 Ford E-150 and Transit vans modified to be equipped with Ricon S-Series and K-Series wheel chair 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.
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
Mobility Specialists, working with Ricon, has notified the owners. Ricon will provide instructions and materials for replacing defective parts. The recall began April 3, 2019. Owners may contact 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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