April 3, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V271000
Wheelchair Lift may Raise too High
If the wheelchair lift platform stops above the vehicle floor, the wheelchair user can tip inwards toward the vehicle when exiting the lift, increasing their risk of injury.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V271000
Manufacturer Mobility Specialists, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected 4
Mobility Specialists, Inc. (Mobility Specialists) is recalling certain 2014-2017 Ford E-150 and Transit vans modified to be equipped with Ricon S-Series and K-Series wheel chair lifts. The wheelchair lift positioning input cam may fail while the lift is in use, allowing the platform to travel higher than the vehicle’s floor height.
Mobility Specialists, working with Ricon, has notified the owners. Ricon will provide instructions and materials for replacing defective parts. Owners may contact Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884.