COACHMEN PHOENIX 2007: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Make : COACHMEN Model : PHOENIX Year : 2007
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 10V262000
Date Owner's Notified: 2010-07-20 Date Received by ODI: 2010-06-15 Date Added to Database: 2010-06-15
Manufacturers Involved: Coach and Equipment Mfg Corp.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 539
Summary:
      COACH & EQUIPMENT IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2007 PHOENIX SHUTTLE BUSES MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 2005 THROUGH JUNE 2007 AND EQUIPPED WITH RICON S AND K SERIES PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THE VERTICAL SUPPORT ARMS WERE IMPROPERLY WELDED.
Consequence:
      IN THE EVENT THIS CONDITION OCCURS DURING PASSENGER OPERATIONS IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO CLOSE THE LIFT DOOR CAUSING THE VEHICLE INTERLOCKS TO REMAIN ENGAGED PREVENTING MOVEMENT OF THE VEHICLE OR THE ABILITY TO LOAD OR UNLOAD PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES FROM THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
      COACH & EQUIPMENT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY AUTHORIZED RICON DEALERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-322-2884 OR COACH & EQUIPMENT AT 1-315-536-2321.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .