COLLINS SUPER BANTAM 2005: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Make : COLLINS Model : SUPER BANTAM Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2005-06-12 - 2005-07-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V193000
Date Owner's Notified: 2006-06-22 Date Received by ODI: 2006-06-01 Date Added to Database: 2006-06-05
Manufacturers Involved: Collins Bus Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 23
Summary:
      CERTAIN 2005 BANTAM, SUPER BANTAM, AND GRAND BANTAM SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JUNE 10 AND SEPTEMBER 28, 2005, EQUIPPED WITH RICON MODEL S20005 WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THE PLATFORM LIFTS MAY HAVE A DEFECT IN THE WELD WHICH WILL ALLOW A JOINT ON THE VERTICAL LIFT TO CRACK.
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. THIS MAY RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH.
Remedy:
      RICON IS CONDUCTING THIS RECALL "PLEASE SEE 06E008000" AND WILL REPLACE THE TWO VERTICAL ARMS EVEN IF ONLY ONE ARM IS CRACKED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 22, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON CUSTOMER SUPPORT DEPT. AT 800-322-2884 OR OWNERS MAY CONTACT COLLINS BUS CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-533-1850.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.