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

Equipment Adaptive

Date Announced
AUG 18, 2009
Vehicles Affected
2
NHTSA Campaign #
09V330000
Summary
Personalized vans and trucks is recalling certain vans equipped with platform style wheelchair lifts manufactured by ricon corporation. 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
Personalized vans and trucks is working with ricon to correct the wheelchair lifts free of charge (please see 07E097). Owners may contact ricon corporation at 1-818-267-3000.
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