Make : SPARTAN Model : ADVANTAGE Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2006-01-01 - 2014-09-26
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V610000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-10-20 Date Received by ODI: 2014-09-30 Date Added to Database: 2014-09-30
Manufacturers Involved: Eldorado National-Kansas
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 178
      Eldorado National-Kansas "Eldorado" is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Aerotech, Aerolite, Aero Elite, Transtech, and Advantage coaches manufactured January 1, 2006, to September 26, 2014, and built on Ford E-350, E-450 and E-550 chassis, and Chevrolet 3500 and 4500 chassis, 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.
      Eldorado 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. The recall began on October 20, 2014. Owners may contact Eldorado customer service at 1-800-955-9086 or Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
      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