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Saturday, March 22, 2008

GIRARDIN RECALLS MB IV SCHOOL AND COMMERCIAL BUSES

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
GIRARDIN / MB IV
2007-2008
Manufacturer : GIRARDIN MINIBUS INC. Mfr's Report Date : MAR 10, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V120000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 13
Summary:
 GIRARDIN IS RECALLING 13 MY 2007 AND 2008 MB IV SCHOOL AND COMMERCIAL BUSES, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2007, EQUIPPED WITH RICON WHEELCHAIR LIFTS SERIES 5500 MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 1, 2005 TO OCTOBER 9, 2007. THE THRESHOLD WARNING SYSTEM MAY NOT DETECT THE PRESENCE OF A WHEELCHAIR OR MOBILITY AID USER IN A CERTAIN SPOT WITHIN THE DEFINED THRESHOLD AREA. THESE LIFTS DO NOT COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 403, PLATFORM LIFT SYSTEMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES.
Consequence:
 THE USER OF THE LIFT COULD BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT MOVE UNINTENTIONALLY.
Remedy:
 GIRARDIN WILL NOTIFY THEIR OWNERS AND INSTUCTING THEM TO CONTACT RICON FOR A FREE REPAIR. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 818-267-3000 OR GIRARDIN AT 819-477-2012 EXT 428.
Notes:
 GIRARDIN'S RECALL NO. 08-020-RIU. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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