Make : COACHMEN Model : VIP Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2006-01-01 - 2011-12-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V611000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-11-19 Date Received by ODI: 2014-09-30 Date Added to Database: 2014-09-30
Manufacturers Involved: Diamond Coach Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 45
      Diamond Coach Corporation "Diamond" is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 VIP and PT 2000, 2200, 2500, 2800, 3200, and 3201 transit buses manufactured January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2011, equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation. The platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.
      If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. When the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.
      Diamond will notify owners to take buses to a Ricon dealer or service center who will install supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2014. Owners may contact Diamond customer service at 1-800-442-4645 or Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to