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Thursday, April 10, 2008

GLAVAL BUS DIVISION RECALLS BUSES EQUIPPED WITH RICON PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS.

Make / Models :
Model/Build Years:
GLAVAL / APOLLO
2007
Manufacturer : GLAVAL BUS DIVISION Mfr's Report Date : APR 01, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V155000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 466
Summary:
 GLAVAL BUS IS RECALLING 466 BUSES EQUIPPED WITH RICON PLATFORM STYLE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. THESE BUSES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 404, "PLATFORM LIFT INSTALLATIONS IN MOTOR VEHICLES." 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.
Consequence:
 THE USER OF THE LIFT COULD BE INJURED SHOULD THE LIFT MOVE UNINTENTIONALLY.
Remedy:
 GLAVAL BUS IS WORKING WITH RICON TO CORRECT THE WHEELCHAIR LIFTS FREE OF CHARGE (PLEASE SEE 07E095). THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 21, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT RICON AT 1-800-322-2884 OR GLAVAL BUS AT 1-574-262-2212.
Notes:
 CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO 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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