Make : THOR Model : CHALLENGER Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2006-01-01 - 2014-07-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V742000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-11-28 Date Received by ODI: 2014-11-19 Date Added to Database: 2014-11-19
Manufacturers Involved: Champion Bus, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1229
      Champion Bus, Inc. "Champion Bus" is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 American Coach, American Crusader, Challenger, Corporal, Crusader, CTS-FE, CTS-RE, Defender, HCAC, HC American, Platinum Shuttle, and Stacked Rail transit buses manufactured January 1, 2006, to July 31, 2014, 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.
      Champion Bus 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 in November 2014. Owners may contact Champion Bus customer service at 1-810-724-6474. Owners may contact Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884.
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