National Van Ford E150, E250, E350 Recall, Wheelchair latch defects

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     NATIONAL VAN FORD E-150     2006-2011
     NATIONAL VAN FORD E-250     2006-2011
     NATIONAL VAN FORD E-350     2006-2011
Manufacturer: NATIONAL VAN BUILDERS, INC. Mfr's Report Date: SEP 04, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V437000 NHTSA Action Number: EQ12005
National Van Recall, Wheelchair latch defects
Potential Number of Units Affected: 605   

 National Van Builders, Inc., (National Van Builders) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 Ford E-150, E-250, and E-350 vehicles equipped with Braun Century-2 and/or Vista-2 wheelchair lifts. Over time and with frequent use, the roll stop latches on the outer barrier may become bent or misaligned.   

 A wheelchair occupant may defeat or ride over the insufficiently latched roll stop. If this occurs when the lift platform is in an elevated position, the wheelchair's occupant could fall and sustain injury.

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