THOMAS MVP 2012: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
|Make : THOMAS||Model : MVP||Year : 2012|
|Build Dates : 2006-06-01 - 2012-02-27|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V729000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2015-01-09||Date Received by ODI: 2014-11-13||Date Added to Database: 2014-11-13|
|Manufacturers Involved: Forest River, Inc.|
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|Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 969|
Forest River, Inc. "Forest River" is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 Starcraft Bus Xpress, Starquest, Starlite, Allstar, Allstar XL, MVP, Ultrastar, and XLT transit buses manufactured June 1, 2006, to February 27, 2012 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.
Starcraft Bus will notify all 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 in January 2015. Owners may contact Starcraft Bus customer service at 1-800-348-7440, or Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884.
|Report Initiator: MFR||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.