18E-044 - Wheelchair Lift may Raise too High/FMVSS 403 - 2015 & 2017 TCI Transtech Buses

March 13, 2019

Wheelchair Lift may Raise too High/FMVSS 403

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: 19V198

Manufacturer Transportation Collaborative, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected 3



Transportation Collaborative, Inc. (TCI) is recalling certain 2015 and 2017 Transtech Buses 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. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 403, "Platform Lift Systems."



TCI will notify owners and Ricon dealers will replace the lift positioning input cam, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2019. Owners may contact TCI customer service at 1-845-988-0419. Transportation Collaborative's number for this recall is 18E-044.



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.

2 Affected Products


TRANS TECH CST 2015, 2017

3 Associated Documents

Miscellaneous Document- Recall Response Card

RMISC-19V198-1591.pdf 110.033KB

Download (PDF, 107KB)

Non-Compliance Notice 573 Report FMVSS 403

RCLRPT-19V198-1284.PDF 216.241KB

Download (PDF, 211KB)

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V198-7246.pdf 245.58KB

Download (PDF, 240KB)

Recalls Documents



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