SPARTAN ADVANTAGE 2012: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
|Make : SPARTAN||Model : ADVANTAGE||Year : 2012|
|Build Dates : 2012-01-01 - 2018-08-24|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V583000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2018-10-24||Date Received by ODI: 2018-08-31||Date Added to Database: 2018-09-07|
|Manufacturers Involved: Eldorado National-Kansas|
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|Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 244|
Eldorado National-Kansas "Eldorado" is recalling certain 2012-2018 Eldorado Aerotech, Aero Elite, Transtech, Advantage, World Trans and Impulse transit buses, equipped with Ricon S-Series and K-Series Titanium Wheelchair. The wheelchair lift positioning input cam may fail while the lift is in use, allowing the platform to travel higher than the vehicle floor height. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 403, "Platform Lift Systems."
If the wheelchair lift platform stops above the vehicle floor, the wheelchair user can tip inwards toward the vehicle when exiting the lift, increasing their risk of injury.
Eldorado will notify owners and Ricon dealers will replace the injection molded cam with an aluminum machined cam, free of charge. The recall began October 24, 2018. Owners may contact Eldorado National-Kansas customer service at 1-800-955-4236.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
|Regulation Part Number:||Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 403|
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.