Make : THOMAS Model : SAF-T-LINER EF Year : 2007
Build Dates : 2006-01-03 - 2014-08-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V564000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-11-02 Date Received by ODI: 2015-09-04 Date Added to Database: 2015-09-04
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Trucks North America, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: FL-686
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 52
      Daimler Trucks North America LLC "DTNA" is recalling certain model year 2006-2015 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX, Saf-T-Liner EF, Saf-T-Liner EFX, and Minotour DRW transit buses manufactured January 3, 2006, to August 1, 2014, and equipped with certain Ricon model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, S5510 wheelchair lifts. 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.
      DTNA will notify owners, and 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 November 2, 2015. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-745-8000. DTNA's number for this recall is FL-686.
Report Initiator: ODI 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