A lift occupant can be injured should the lift begin to stow unintentionally.

Equipment Adaptive

Date Announced
DEC 16, 2008
Vehicles Affected
169
NHTSA Campaign #
08V663000
Summary
Sunset vans is recalling 169 MY 2005-2007 econoline, G series and Sprinter trucks built on Dodge, Ford and Chevrolet chassis 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 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.
Actions
Sunset vans 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 sunset vans at 1-888-280-8267.
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