COLLINS SUPER BANTAM 2005: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Make : COLLINS Model : SUPER BANTAM Year : 2005
Build Dates : 2005-04-01 - 2007-01-17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V587000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-12-23 Date Received by ODI: 2008-11-12 Date Added to Database: 2008-11-12
Manufacturers Involved: Collins Bus Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 868
Summary:
      COLLINS BUS IS RECALLING 868 MY 2005 THROUGH 2007 GRAND BANTAM AND SUPER BANTAM SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 5, 2005 AND JANUARY 17, 2007, EQUIPPED WITH RICON PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 404, "PLATFORM LIFT INSTALLATIONS IN MOTOR VEHICLES." THE THRESHOLD WARNING SYSTEM MAY NOT DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A WHEELCHAIR OR MOBILITY AID USER IN A CERTAIN SPOT WITHIN THE DEFINED THRESHOLD AREA.
Consequence:
      THE USER OF THE LIFT COULD BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT MOVE UNINTENTIONALLY.
Remedy:
      COLLINS BUS IS WORKING WITH RICON TO CORRECT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS FREE OF CHARGE "PLEASE SEE 07E095". OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 1-818-267-3000 OR COLLINS BUS CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-533-1850.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 404
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS 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.