Make : COACHMEN Model : VIP Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2006-01-01 - 2011-12-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V724000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-12-17 Date Received by ODI: 2015-11-03 Date Added to Database: 2015-11-03
Manufacturers Involved: Diamond Coach Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 49
      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, and equipped with certain Ricon model S2010 and S5510 wheelchair lifts. The affected lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.
      If the bearings move out of position, the stowed platform may have excessive movement resulting in failure of the platform mounting. This failure could cause the wheel chair lift platform to fall out of the vehicle when the doors are opened, increasing the risk of injury for the lift operator.
      Diamond will notify owners, and owners will inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. The platform will be inspected for cracks. Any damaged parts will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on December 17, 2015. Owners may contact Diamond customer service at 1-620-795-2191, or Ricon Customer Service at 1-800-322-2884. Note: These buses and wheelchair lifts were subject to a similar recall in 2014. All vehicles that received that recall remedy are still affected by this recall as well.
Report Initiator: ODI 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