THOMAS MVP 2009: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
|Make : THOMAS||Model : MVP||Year : 2009|
|Build Dates : 2006-01-01 - 2004-09-26|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V766000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2015-12-16||Date Received by ODI: 2015-11-18||Date Added to Database: 2015-11-18|
|Manufacturers Involved: Forest River, Inc.|
|Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:|
|Manufacturer Campaign Number: 51-11102015-0108|
|Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1001|
Foreest River, Inc. "Forest River" is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Starcraft Xpress, Starquest, Starlite, Allstar, Allstar XL, MVP, Ultrastar, and XLT transit buses manufactured January 1, 2006, to September 26, 2014, equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts built by the Ricon Corporation. The affected lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.
If the bearings move out of position, the stowed platform may have excessive movement resulting in failure of the platform mounting. This failure could cause the wheel chair lift platform to fall out of the vehicle when the doors are opened, increasing the risk of injury for the lift operator.
Forest River will notify owners, and Ricon dealers will inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. The platform will be inspected for cracks. Any damaged parts will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on December 16, 2015. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-800-348-7440 or Ricon Customer Service at 1-800-322-2884. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-11102015-0108.
|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.