COACHMEN PHOENIX 2005: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Make : COACHMEN Model : PHOENIX Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2005-04-01 - 2006-12-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V475000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-08-18 Date Received by ODI: 2008-09-16 Date Added to Database: 2008-09-22
Manufacturers Involved: Coach and Equipment Mfg Corp.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 335
Summary:
      COACH AND EQUIPMENT IS RECALLING 335 MY 2005-2006 PHOENIX PARATRANSIT BUSES 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.
Consequence:
      A LIFT OCCUPANT CAN BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT BEGIN TO STOW UNINTENTIONALLY.
Remedy:
      COACH AND EQUIPMENT IS WORKING WITH RICON TO CORRECT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS "PLEASE SEE 07E097". OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 1-800-322-2884 OR COACH AND EQUIPMENT AT 1-315-536-2321.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS MAY 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.