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2009 FORD E-350 Safety Recalls

  • Recall NHTS Number: 16V350000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 1.60E-19
    Recall Date: 06-29-2016
    Affected Vehicles: 2
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    New england wheels (new england) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 ford e-250, e-350, and 2015 ford transit vans equipped with certain model s2005, s2010, s5005, s5010, s5505, and s5510 wheelchair lifts by ricon. the platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack. additionally, the lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.
    Consequence:
    If the platform side plates crack or the platform mounting fails from out-of-position bearings, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. when the vehicle's doors are opened, the platform may fall onto the lift operator, increasing their risk of injury.
    How to Fix:
    New england will notify owners, and ricon dealers will inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. the platform will be inspected for cracks. any damaged parts will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began on june 29, 2016. owners may contact new england customer service at 1-800-886-9247. new england's number for this recall is 16e-020.
    NHTS Notes:
    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.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 15V779000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 1.50E-67
    Recall Date: 01-05-2016
    Affected Vehicles: 278
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    New england wheels is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 ford e-250, and e-350 cargo vans modified to be equipped with certain model s2005, s2010, s5005, s5010, s5505, and s5510 wheelchair lifts built by the ricon corporation. the affected lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.
    Consequence:
    If the bearings move out of position, the stowed platform may have excessive movement resulting in failure of the platform mounting. this failure could cause the wheel chair lift platform to fall out of the vehicle when the doors are opened, increasing the risk of injury for the lift operator.
    How to Fix:
    New england wheels will notify owners, and ricon dealers will inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. the platform will be inspected for cracks. any damaged parts will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began on january 5, 2016. owners may contact new england wheels customer service at 1-800-866-9247, or ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. new england wheels' number for this recall is 15e-068. note: these vans and wheelchair lifts were subject to a similar recall in 2014. all vehicles that received that recall remedy are still affected by this recall as well.
    NHTS Notes:
    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.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 15V729000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 1.50E-67
    Recall Date: 12-15-2015
    Affected Vehicles: 667
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    Mobilityworks (wmk inc.) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 ford e-150, e-250, and e-350 vans modified by mobilityworks to be equipped with certain model s2005, s2010, s5005, s5010, s5505, and s5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by ricon corporation. the affected lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.
    Consequence:
    If the bearings move out of position, the stowed platform may have excessive movement resulting in failure of the platform mounting. this failure could cause the wheel chair lift platform to fall out of the vehicle when the doors are opened, increasing the risk of injury for the lift operator.
    How to Fix:
    Mobilityworks will notify owners, and ricon dealers will inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. the platform will be inspected for cracks. any damaged parts will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began on december 15, 2015. owners may contact mobilityworks customer service at 1-800-769-8267, or ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. note: these vehicles and wheelchair lifts were subject to a similar recall in 2014. all vehicles that received that recall remedy are still affected by this recall as well.
    NHTS Notes:
    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.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 15V763000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 11-13-2015
    Affected Vehicles: 285
    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. additionally, the affected lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.
    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. additionally, if the bearings move out of position, the stowed platform may have excessive movement resulting in failure of the platform mounting. this failure could cause the wheel chair lift platform to fall out of the vehicle when the doors are opened, increasing the risk of injury for the lift operator.
    How to Fix:
    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 recall began on november 13, 2015. owners may contact mobility specialists customer service at 1-877-777-5438, or ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884.
    NHTS Notes:
    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.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 14V706000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 1.40E-40
    Recall Date: 01-13-2015
    Affected Vehicles: 34
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    Cummings mobility conversion & supply (cummings) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 ford e-150, e-250, e-350, chevrolet express, 2006-2008 dodge sprinter, and 2009-2014 mercedes-benz sprinter, and 2013 ford transit connect vehicles manufactured january 1, 2006, to october 8, 2014, equipped with certain model s2005, s2010, s5005, s5010, s5505, and s5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by ricon corporation after january 1, 2006. 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.
    How to Fix:
    Cummings will notify owners to take buses 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 recall began january 13, 2015. owners may contact cumming's customer service at 1-800-639-5438 or ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. cumming's number for this recall is 14e-041.
    NHTS Notes:
    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.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 14V617000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 1.40E-40
    Recall Date: 11-17-2014
    Affected Vehicles: 286
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    New england wheels (new england) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 e-250, and e-350 vehicles modified by new england 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.
    How to Fix:
    New england will notify owners to take 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 recall began on november 17, 2014. owners may contact new england customer service at 1-800-886-9247 or ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. new england's number for this recall is 14e-041.
    NHTS Notes:
    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.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 14V595000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 10-01-2014
    Affected Vehicles: 437
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    Elkhart coach (elkhart) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 ford e-350 and ford e-450 vehicles manufactured january 1, 2006, to may 1, 2014 and 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.
    How to Fix:
    Elkhart will notify owners to take the 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 recall began on october 1, 2014. owners may contact ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. owners may also contact elkhart customer service at 1-574-264-5179. this recall has been superseded by campaign 15v-768.
    NHTS Notes:
    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.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 14V197000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 04-10-2014
    Affected Vehicles: 66
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    Cummings mobility conversion & supply, inc. (cummings) is recalling various model year 1994-2011 ford and chevrolet vans equipped with braun ncl-2, and nvl-2 wheel chair lifts manufactured november 20, 2006, through september 10, 2010. over time, and with frequent use, the roll stop latches on the outer barrier of the lifts in these vans may become bent or misaligned.
    Consequence:
    A wheelchair occupant may defeat or ride over the insufficiently latched roll stop. if this occurs when the lift platform is in an elevated position, the wheelchair's occupant could fall and sustain injury.
    How to Fix:
    Braun corporation notified all the vehicle owners, and cummings mobility replaced the recalled parts with new parts, free of charge. the recall was completed as of april 10, 2014. owners may contact cummings customer service at 1-800-639-5438.
    NHTS Notes:
    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.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 11E033000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 09-29-2011
    Affected Vehicles: 286
    Component:
    Fuel system, other:fuel injection system
    Summary:
    Roush is recalling certain aftermarket roush clean tech liquid propane autogas fuel system kits used for installation on the following vehicles: model year 2007 and 2008 ford e-350 (duel rear wheel), my 2009-2011 ford e- 150, e-250, and e-350, and my 2009-2011 ford e-450 cutaways. the fuel rails included in the kits contain improperly seated injector retention clips. this could result in leakage of propane autogas. the part numbers of the affected kits are: p07c2-176kit-ab, p10c2-rcommkit-ab, p10c2-r150kit-aa, p10c2-r150kit-ac, p10c2-r350kit-ac, p11c2-r150kit-aa, p11c2-r150kit-ab, p11c2-r350kit-aa, p11c2-r350kit-ab, p10-so-rkit-ba, pbc2-rkit158-ab, pbc2-rkit176-ab, and pbc2-rkitmb-ac.
    Consequence:
    A gas leak in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
    How to Fix:
    Roush will notify owners of the vehicles of which the kits were installed on in order to arrange for free replacement of the injector retention clips. the safety recall began on september 29, 2011. owners may contact roush at 1-800-59-rouch (1-800-597-6874.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 11V450000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 09-26-2011
    Affected Vehicles: 101
    Component:
    Fuel system, other:fuel injection system
    Summary:
    Roush is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 ford e-150, e-250, and e-350 5.4l engin vans/wagons/cutaways, and model year 2010-2011 ford e-450 6.8l engine cutaway vehicles altered by rouch to operate using the roush branded cleantech propane autogas fuel system. the fuel rails included in the kits contain improperly seated injector retention clips. this could result in leakage of propane autogas.
    Consequence:
    A propane leak in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
    How to Fix:
    Roush will notify owners of the vehicles of which the kits were installed in order to arrange for free replacement of the injector retention clips. the safety recall began on september 26, 2011. owners may contact roush at 1-734-466-6255.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 11V392000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 07-12-2011
    Affected Vehicles: 75
    Component:
    Suspension:rear
    Summary:
    Frontline is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 electronic news gathering (eng) vehicles built on a ford e-350 chassis with an aftermarket rear anti-sway bar and manufactured from october 31, 2006, through july 12, 2011. these vehicles may be susceptible to rear hydraulic brake line damage. the rear anti-sway bar frame mounting bolt threads may come in contact with the steel hydraulic brake line. if metal-to-metal abrasion occurs, the brake line may eventually rupture and cause a loss of hydraulic service brake pressure.
    Consequence:
    If a loss of service brake pressure occurs, the driver may not be able to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash
    How to Fix:
    Frontline will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. repairs will be performed by local ford dealers and frontline authorized service facilities. the manufacturer began contacting owners by telephone on july 12, 2011. owners may contact frontline communications at 1-727-573-0400.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 11V392000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 07-12-2011
    Affected Vehicles: 75
    Component:
    Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
    Summary:
    Frontline is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 electronic news gathering (eng) vehicles built on a ford e-350 chassis with an aftermarket rear anti-sway bar and manufactured from october 31, 2006, through july 12, 2011. these vehicles may be susceptible to rear hydraulic brake line damage. the rear anti-sway bar frame mounting bolt threads may come in contact with the steel hydraulic brake line. if metal-to-metal abrasion occurs, the brake line may eventually rupture and cause a loss of hydraulic service brake pressure.
    Consequence:
    If a loss of service brake pressure occurs, the driver may not be able to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash
    How to Fix:
    Frontline will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. repairs will be performed by local ford dealers and frontline authorized service facilities. the manufacturer began contacting owners by telephone on july 12, 2011. owners may contact frontline communications at 1-727-573-0400.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 11E019000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 05-27-2011
    Affected Vehicles: 39
    Component:
    Fuel system, other:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
    Summary:
    "roush is recalling certain aftermarket roush clean tech liquid propane autogas fuel system kits produced between december 17, 2010, and may 6, 2011, used for installation on fleet vehicles model year 2009 through 2011 ford e-series vans/wagons/shuttles/cutaway (150, 250 and 350) with 5.4l engines (""e-series""), and my 2011 ford e-450 cutaways. the valves installed in the service port of the fuel rails of the kit were under minimum specification for the diameter. this led to insufficient compression of the o-ring, allowing leakage of propane autogas. the part numbers of the affected kits are: p10c2-r150kit-aa, p10c2-r150kit-ac, p10c2-r350kit-ac, p11c2-r150kit-aa, p11c2-r150kit-ab, p11c2-r350kit-aa, p11c2-r350kit-ab, p-10-so-rkit-ba, pbc2-rkit158-ab, pbc2-rkit176-ab, and pbc2-rkitmb-ac."
    Consequence:
    A gas leak in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
    How to Fix:
    As of may 27, 2011, roush had notified all owners of record by telephone and shipped to them replacement valves free of charge. owners may contact roush at 1-734-466-6255.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 11V131000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 03-17-2011
    Affected Vehicles: 185
    Component:
    Equipment:air conditioner
    Summary:
    Braun is recalling certain model year 2005 through 2011 paratransit vans built on ford e-350 chassis from april 27, 2005, through july 29, 2010, equipped with carrier genv em-1 evaporator units (em-1) manufactured from january 1, 2006 through december 2010, containing a delphi pack-con iii fuse holder in an allied motion motor assembly; em-1 unit part numbers 77-62112-xx and 77-62512-xx, starting with serial number knt90890232 to serial number nne91230058. due to time, temperature, and/or vibration, the fuse may loosen in the fuse holder resulting in high resistance and arcing.
    Consequence:
    If sufficient arcing occurs, the fuse holder may melt, and may be accompanied by flame, smoke and potential fire.
    How to Fix:
    Braun will notify owners and instruct them to contact either carrier or a braun dealer to obtain the free remedy. the safety recall began on march 17, 2011. owners may contact carrier at 1-800-793-4741 or braun at 1-800-the-lift (1-800-843-5438).
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 10V242000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 10-18-2010
    Affected Vehicles: 60
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    Mobility transportation (mts) is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2009 conversion vans built on ford e150, e250, and e350 chassis from september 16, 2008 through april 15, 2009 and fitted with ricon public use lifts. the restraint belt on these lifts was designed to prevent the lift from moving, unless the tongue of the belt is fully engaged and latched in the buckle. ricon has discovered, however, that it is possible for the operator to insert the belt tongue into the buckle without fully engaging the latching mechanism. in this case, the restraint belt would appear to be latched, and the operator could run the lift. if the restraint belt tongue is not fully engaged into the restraint belt buckle, and latched, the lift may operate with an occupant on the platform.
    Consequence:
    The user of the lift could be injured should the lift move without the restraint belt properly buckled.
    How to Fix:
    Mts is working with ricon and ricon will be performing the remedy for this campaign. please see ricon's defect report 09e-060. ricon will provide customers with a warning decal and a dvd-based training aid. the safety recall began on october 18, 2010. owners may contact ricon at 1-818-267-3000 or mts at 1-734-453-6452.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 10V243000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 10-18-2010
    Affected Vehicles: 60
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    "mobility transportation (mts) is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2009 conversion vans built on ford e150, e250, and e350 chassis from september 16, 2008 through april 15, 2009 and fitted with certain ricon s series and k series l-model wheelchair lifts. due to a problem in the software that controls the lift's ""up"" function, should the ""up"" button be released before the floor level limit switch is activated, the lift may continue its upward travel and may overrun the floor level cut off point."
    Consequence:
    When the platform overruns the vehicle floor level and stops at an angle from 15-20 degrees, it is possible for a person in a wheelchair to tip over and for someone standing on the platform to fall, possibly resulting in injuries.
    How to Fix:
    Mts will notify owners and the repairs will be performed by authorized ricon dealers free of charge. a software solution for this safety defect is under investigation. until the software solution is available, ricon will provide owners with a bulletin outlining proper wheelchair lift operation and will ship owners a dvd-based training aid to promote proper lift operation at no cost. the safety recall began on october 18, 2010. owners may contact ricon at 1-818-267-3000 or mts at 1-734-453-6452.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 10V207000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 08-20-2010
    Affected Vehicles: 74
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    "mobility works is recalling certain model year 2008 and 2009 conversion vans built on ford e150, e250, and e350 chassis and chevrolet 2500 chassis after november 2007 and fitted with certain ricon s series and k series l-model wheelchair lifts. due to a problem in the software that controls the lift's ""up"" function, should the ""up"" button be released before the floor level limit switch is activated, the lift may continue its upward travel and may overrun the floor level cut off point."
    Consequence:
    When the platform overruns the vehicle floor level and stops at an angle from 15-20 degrees, it is possible for a person in a wheelchair to tip over and for someone standing on the platform to fall, possibly resulting in injuries.
    How to Fix:
    Mobility works will notify owners and the repairs will be performed by authorized ricon dealers free of charge. a software solution for this safety defect is under investigation. until the software solution is available, ricon will provide owners with a bulletin outlining proper wheelchair lift operation and will ship owners a dvd-based training aid to promote proper lift operation at no cost. the safety recall began on august 20, 2010. owners may contact ricon at 1-818-267-3000 or mobility works at 1-800-769-8267.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 10V206000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 08-20-2010
    Affected Vehicles: 156
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    Mobility works is recalling certain model year 2008 and 2009 conversion vans built on ford e150, e250, and e350 chassis after november 2007 and fitted with ricon public use lifts. the restraint belt on these lifts was designed to prevent the lift from moving, unless the tongue of the belt is fully engaged and latched in the buckle. ricon has discovered, however, that it is possible for the operator to insert the belt tongue into the buckle without fully engaging the latching mechanism. in this case, the restraint belt would appear to be latched, and the operator could run the lift. if the restraint belt tongue is not fully engaged into the restraint belt buckle, and latched, the lift may operate with an occupant on the platform.
    Consequence:
    The user of the lift could be injured should the lift move without the restraint belt properly buckled.
    How to Fix:
    Mobility works is working with ricon and ricon will be performing the remedy for this campaign. please see ricon's defect report 09e-060. ricon will provide customers with a warning decal and a dvd-based training aid. the safety recall began on august 20, 2010. owners may contact ricon at 1-818-267-3000 or mobility works at 1-800-769-8267.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 10V130000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 07-27-2010
    Affected Vehicles: 200
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    "elkhart coach has notified nhtsa about a defect in certain transit buses equipped with certain ricon s series and k series l-model wheelchair lifts, due to a problem in the software that controls the lift's ""up"" function. if the ""up"" switch is released before the floor level limit switch is activated, the lift may continue its upward travel for approximately 1 second before stopping. the continued upward travel may overrun the floor level cut off point."
    Consequence:
    When the platform overruns the vehicle floor level and stops at an angle from 15-20 degrees, it is possible for a person in a wheelchair to tip over and for someone standing on the platform to fall, possibly resulting in injuries.
    How to Fix:
    Elkhart coach will notify owners and the repairs will be performed by authorized ricon dealers free of charge. currently ricon is developing a software solution and is not available. until the software solution is available, ricon will provide owners with a bulletin outlining proper wheelchair lift operation and will ship owners a dvd-based training aid to promote proper lift operation at no cost. the safety recall began on july 27, 2010. owners may contact ricon customer service at 800- 322-2884, emailing at www.dmata@wabtec.com.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 10V128000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 07-27-2010
    Affected Vehicles: 41
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    Elkhart coach has notified nhtsa of a defect in certain transit buses fitted with ricon public use lifts. the restraint belt on these lifts was designed to prevent the lift from moving, unless the tongue of the belt is fully engaged and latched in the buckle. ricon has discovered, however, that it is possible for the operator to insert the belt tongue into the buckle without fully engaging the latching mechanism. in this case, the restraint belt would appear to be latched, and the operator could run the lift. if the restraint belt tongue is not fully engaged into the restraint belt buckle, and latched, the lift may operate with an occupant on the platform.
    Consequence:
    The user of the lift could be injured should the lift move without the restraint belt properly buckled.
    How to Fix:
    Elkhart coach is working with ricon and ricon will be handling the remedy for this campaign. please see ricon's defect report 09e-060. ricon will provide customers with a warning decal and a dvd-based training aid. the safety recall began on july 27, 2010. owners may contact ricon customer service at 800-322-2884, emailing at www.dmata@wabtec.com.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 10V153000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 07-06-2010
    Affected Vehicles: 65
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    "comm-trans is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 ada conversion vans built on ford e-150, e-250, and e-350 chassis between december 7, 2007 and december 23, 2009 and fitted with certain ricon s series and k series l-model wheelchair lifts. due to a problem in the software that controls the lift's ""up"" function, should the ""up"" button be released before the floor level limit switch is activated, the lift may continue its upward travel and may overrun the floor level cut off point."
    Consequence:
    When the platform overruns the vehicle floor level and stops at an angle from 15-20 degrees, it is possible for a person in a wheelchair to tip over and for someone standing on the platform to fall, possibly resulting in injuries.
    How to Fix:
    Comm-trans will notify owners and the repairs will be performed by authorized ricon dealers free of charge. a software solution for this safety defect is under investigation. until the software solution is available, ricon will provide owners with a bulletin outlining proper wheelchair lift operation and will ship owners a dvd-based training aid to promote proper lift operation at no cost. the safety recall began on july 6, 2010. owners may contact ricon at 1-818-267-3000 or comm-trans at 1-901-726-9394.
    NHTS Notes:
    This recall only pertains to vehicles altered by comm-trans and has no relation to any vehicles manufactured by ford motor company.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 10V151000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 07-06-2010
    Affected Vehicles: 65
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    Comm-trans is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 ada conversion vans built on ford e-150, e-250, and e-350 chassis between december 7, 2007 and december 23, 2009 and fitted with ricon public use lifts. the restraint belt on these lifts was designed to prevent the lift from moving, unless the tongue of the belt is fully engaged and latched in the buckle. ricon has discovered, however, that it is possible for the operator to insert the belt tongue into the buckle without fully engaging the latching mechanism. in this case, the restraint belt would appear to be latched, and the operator could run the lift. if the restraint belt tongue is not fully engaged into the restraint belt buckle, and latched, the lift may operate with an occupant on the platform.
    Consequence:
    The user of the lift could be injured should the lift move without the restraint belt properly buckled.
    How to Fix:
    Comm-trans is working with ricon and ricon will be performing the remedy for this campaign. please see ricon's defect report 09e-060. ricon will provide customers with a warning decal and a dvd-based training aid. the safety recall began on july 6, 2010. owners may contact ricon at 1-818-267-3000 or comm-trans at 1-901-726-9394.
    NHTS Notes:
    This recall only pertains to vehicles altered by comm-trans and has no relation to any vehicles manufactured by ford motor company.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 09V434000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 12-31-2009
    Affected Vehicles: 53
    Component:
    Equipment:air conditioner
    Summary:
    E-n-g mobile system is recalling certain model year 2008 chevrolet w5500, model year 2007-2009 dodge 3500, model year 2009 mighty mover, model year 2006-2009 ford e-250, e-350 and e-450, model year 2008-2009 gmc w4500, model year 2007 international 4300, model year 2009 toyota land cruiser vehicles equipped with carrier airv ceiling units, model nos. 68rv0010ba, 68rv0012ca, and 68rv0010ea. the heater element in these assemblies may be defective which could cause the unit to create smoke or sparks.
    Consequence:
    This defect could result in a fire.
    How to Fix:
    E-n-g mobile system will notify owners and the vehicles will be repaired by carrier free of charge. please see carrier's defect report 09e-053. the safety recall is expected to begin during december 2009. owners may contact carrier at 1-877-584-7059 or e-n-g mobile system at 1-925-798-4060.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 09V231000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 09C08
    Recall Date: 06-30-2009
    Affected Vehicles: 65
    Component:
    Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
    Summary:
    "ford is recalling 65 my 2008-2009 e-350 and my 2009 e450 cutaway vehicles equipped with school bus prep packages for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 301, ""fuel system integrity."" these vehicles may not have been assembled with the fuel tank protection brackets that are required for school bus applications."
    Consequence:
    In certain types of very severe crashes, the fuel tank may be damaged and result in a leak. a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
    How to Fix:
    Dealers will inspect for proper fuel tank protection bracket installation and install brackets free of charge. the recall began on june 26, 2009. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332 or through the internet at www.ownerconnection.com.
    NHTS Notes:
    Ford 09c08.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 09V112000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: 09S08
    Recall Date: 04-14-2009
    Affected Vehicles: 429
    Component:
    Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:mounting
    Summary:
    Ford motor company is recalling 429 my 2009 ford econoline e-350 and e-450 cutaway school bus prep package vehicles manufactured from april 22, 2008 through march 2, 2009, to reposition the upper fuel tank protection bracket on the frame rail.
    Consequence:
    In certain types of very severe crashes, the fuel tank may be damaged and result in a leak. a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
    How to Fix:
    Ford will notify owners and dealers will reposition the upper fuel tank protection bracket free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before april 14, 2009. owners may contact ford toll-free at 1-866-436-7332 or contact a local ford or lincoln/mercury dealer for more information.
    NHTS Notes:
    Ford's recall no. 09s08.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
  • Recall NHTS Number: 13V261000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 11-30--0001
    Affected Vehicles: 37
    Component:
    Equipment
    Summary:
    Mobility works is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 ford e-150, e-250 and e-350 vehicles manufactured august 2006 through august 2012. the vehicles are equipped with certain ricon s series and k series wheelchair lifts with an optional armored pendant cable. the armored cable may be positioned such that it does not clear the wheelchair lift.
    Consequence:
    If the cable does not clear the wheel chair lift it may contact the power lug and, if it does not have a nonconductive cover, or it has an improperly installed non-conductive cover, a short circuit may occur that could result in a fire.
    How to Fix:
    Mobility works will notify owners and ricon will provide a supplemental cover kit and instructions, free of charge. this recall campaign is expected to begin july 15, 2013. owners may contact mobility works at 1-877-275-4912 and ricon at 1-818-267-3000.
    NHTS Notes:
    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.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 14V216000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 11-30--0001
    Affected Vehicles: 7
    Component:
    Equipment adaptive
    Summary:
    Advanced wheels of technology, inc. (advanced wheels) is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 ford e-350 vehicles modified by advanced wheels and equipped with braun ncl-2, and nvl-2 wheel chair lifts manufactured november 20, 2006, through september 10, 2010. over time, and with frequent use, the roll stop latches on the outer barrier of the lifts in these vans may become bent or misaligned.
    Consequence:
    A wheelchair occupant may defeat or ride over the insufficiently latched roll stop. if this occurs when the lift platform is in an elevated position, the wheelchair's occupant could fall and sustain injury.
    How to Fix:
    Braun corporation notified all of the vehicle owners, and advanced wheels replaced the recalled parts with new parts, free of charge. owners may contact advanced wheels customer service at 1-860-653-8064.
    NHTS Notes:
    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.