DOUBLE K VILLAGER 2014: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
|Make : DOUBLE K||Model : VILLAGER||Year : 2014|
|Build Dates : 2008-08-15 - 2014-05-24|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V766000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2015-12-16||Date Received by ODI: 2014-12-02||Date Added to Database: 2014-12-02|
|Manufacturers Involved: Double K Inc.|
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|Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5|
Double K Inc. "Double K" is recalling certain Hometown Trolley Villager transit buses manufactured August 15, 2008, to May 24, 2014. The affected vehicles are 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.
Double K 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. Owners may contact Double K customer service at 1-715-478-5090. Owners may contact Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884.
|Report Initiator: ODI||V Report|
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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 www.safercar.gov.