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

Equipment Adaptive

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.
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.
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Date Announced
DEC 18, 2008
Vehicles Affected
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