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Ford E150 Ride Away Recall

1999 RIDE AWAY FORD E150

Manufacturer: RIDE-AWAY HANDICAP EQUIPMENT
Mfr's Report Date: JUL 02, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V282000
EQ08011NHTSA Action Number: EQ08011

Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number of Units Affected: ?

Summary: RIDE-AWAY IS RECALLING VANS EQUIPPED WITH RICON PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THESE LIFTS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 403, "PLATFORM LIFT SYSTEM ACCESSIBLE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES" THE ANTI-STOW INTERLOCK MAY NOT DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A WHEELCHAIR OR MOBILITY AID USER. THE PRESSURE SENSING SWITCH THAT DETECTS THE PRESENCE OF WEIGHT ON THE PLATFORM WAS NOT ADJUSTED TO THE NECESSARY SENSITIVITY LEVEL. THE LIFT COULD STOW EVEN THOUGH SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS STILL ON THE LIFT.

Consequence: A LIFT OCCUPANT CAN BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT BEGIN TO STOW UNINTENTIONALLY.

Remedy: RIDE-AWAY IS WORKING WITH RICON TO CORRECT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS.

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