FORD ODYSSEY LT 2009: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

Make : FORD Model : ODYSSEY LT Year : 2009
Build Dates : 2007-12-01 - 2009-12-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 10V353000
Date Owner's Notified: 2010-10-08 Date Received by ODI: 2010-07-30 Date Added to Database: 2010-08-02
Manufacturers Involved: Turtle Top
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 138
Summary:
      TURTLE TOP IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 THROUGH 2010 TRANSIT AND SHUTTLE BUSES FITTED WITH RICON PUBLIC USE LIFTS. THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS WERE TO BE EQUIPPED WITH A RESTRAINT BUCKLE THAT HAS AN INTERLOCK FEATURE DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE LIFT FROM OPERATING IF THE BUCKLE IS NOT LATCHED. IN THE RECALLED BUSES, HOWEVER, THE INTERLOCK FEATURE MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY AND THE LIFT MAY OPERATE EVEN WHEN THE BUCKLE IS NOT LATCHED.
Consequence:
      THE WHEELCHAIR MAY MOVE DURING LIFT OPERATION AND THE UNSECURED OCCUPANT, COULD BE INJURED.
Remedy:
      TURTLE TOP IS WORKING WITH RICON AND RICON WILL BE HANDLING THE REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. PLEASE SEE RICON'S DEFECT REPORT 09E-060. RICON WILL PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH A WARNING DECAL AND A DVD-BASED TRAINING AID. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 8, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-322-2884, OR EMAIL AT WWW.DMATA"WABTEC.COM.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNERS 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 .