2008 Ford E-350 Recall | Colonial Is Recalling 50 My 2006-2008 Ford E350, E450, And

2008 Ford E-350 Equipment Adaptive Recall | Dec 18, 2008

Colonial Is Recalling 50 My 2006-2008 Ford E350, E450, And Chevrolet G-van Cutaway Chassis Vehicles And 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 Systems 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.

A Lift Occupant Can Be Injured Should The Lift Begin To Stow Unintentionally.

Summary Of Corrective Actions Taken: Colonial Is Working With Ricon To Correct The Wheelchair Lifts Free Of Charge (please See 07e097). Owners May Contact Ricon At 1-818-267-3000 Or Colonial At 1-301-698-5100.

Customers 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 .

This recall was issued on Dec 18, 2008 for 2008 Ford E-350, manufactured by COLONIAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY, in response to Equipment Adaptive problems.

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