Wheelchair Lift may Raise too High – 2014-2017 Ford E-150 & Transit

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April 3, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V271000

Wheelchair Lift may Raise too High

If the wheelchair lift platform stops above the vehicle floor, the wheelchair user can tip inwards toward the vehicle when exiting the lift, increasing their risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V271

Manufacturer Mobility Specialists, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected 4



Mobility Specialists, Inc. (Mobility Specialists) is recalling certain 2014-2017 Ford E-150 and Transit vans modified to be equipped with Ricon S-Series and K-Series wheel chair lifts. The wheelchair lift positioning input cam may fail while the lift is in use, allowing the platform to travel higher than the vehicle’s floor height.



Mobility Specialists, working with Ricon, has notified the owners. Ricon will provide instructions and materials for replacing defective parts. The recall began April 3, 2019. Owners may contact Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884.



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.


8 Affected Products


FORD E-150 2014-2017
FORD TRANSIT 2014-2017


2 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V271-1820.pdf 245.634KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V271-6525.PDF 214.221KB

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