P1528-SB2067 Wheelchair Lift Outer Barrier May Fail – 2000-2014 Van Hool C2045, 2016 CX45, & 1998-2013 T2145

October 14, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V799000

Wheelchair Lift Outer Barrier May Fail/FMVSS 403

In the event that a mobility device pushes into the outer barrier, the barrier may fail, increasing the risk of injury for the lift occupant.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V799

Manufacturer Van Hool N.V.

Components EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 422

 

Summary

Van Hool N.V. (Van Hool) is recalling certain 2000-2014 C2045, 2016 CX45, and 1998-2013 T2145 vehicles equipped with Ricon Baylift Wheelchair Lifts. When the lift’s outer barrier is fully deployed, it may not withstand a sufficient amount of force, which could cause it to fail. As such, these lifts fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 403, “Platform Lift Systems.”

 

Remedy

Ricon will reinforce the outer barrier with additional supports, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed on November 30, 2021. Owners may contact Van Hool’s customer service at 1-877-427-7278 or 1-407-656-7977. Van Hool’s number for this recall is P1528-SB2067.

 

Notes

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.nhtsa.gov.

 


Van Hool
Van Hool

 


DESCRIPTION 

Ricon Corporation, manufacturer of wheelchair lifts, has informed Van Hool about a problem with the outer barrier of the Ricon baylifts produced between April 2005 and April 2020. To address this problem, Ricon organises a safety recall.

Ricon Corporation, apologises for the inconvenience caused by this safety recall and wishes to thank you in advance for your cooperation and attention to this matter.

 

WHAT YOU AS OWNER/OPERATOR SHOULD DO? 

Please call the Ricon Customer Service at (800) 322-2884, or email Ricon’s Recall Coordinator, at gquimpe@Wabtec.com or by locating the nearest Ricon servicing dealer using the locator on the Ricon website – www.riconcorp.com.

 

WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM RICON CORPORATION? 

  • Ricon Corporation will execute the work according to their own instructions.
  • Ricon Corporation will inform ABC Companies after having executed the modification.

 

WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM ABC COMPANIES? 

ABC Companies will register the execution on the Van Hool customer portal in order to guarantee a correct follow-up and administration.

 

HELP DESK 

Should Ricon not respond, or you have further questions, please call ABC Customer Care & Parts Source toll-free for guidance on 1-877-427-7278. Listen for the prompts for warranty and select that option.

 

DISCLAIMER

The procedures contained herein are not exclusive. Van Hool cannot possibly know, evaluate, or advise the transportation industry of all conceivable ways in which a procedure may be undertaken or of the possible consequences of each such procedure. Other procedures may be as good, or better, depending upon the particular circumstances involved.

Each carrier who uses the procedures herein must first satisfy itself thoroughly that neither the safety of its employees or agents, nor the safety or usefulness of any products, will be jeopardized by any procedure selected.

 

VAN HOOL CUSTOMER PORTAL:

Consult the customer portal regularly for the latest service documentation. In addition to the maintenance manual, you will also find the operating manual and the spare parts catalogue of your vehicle on the customer portal. The customer portal is accessible through www.vanhool.be, and only with a code (password) from Van Hool. If you do not have a password yet, request it by using the link on the Van Hool website.

 


Chronology :

On July 23, 2021, Ricon Corporation notified NHTSA tof the recall of certain Baylift Wheelchair Lifts part number RISSBF3XXX-XX. On August 26, 2021, NHTSA, notified ABC Companies of Ricon’s Equipment recall 21E-068. On September 1, 2021, ABC Companies notified Van Hool N.V. in Belgium of Ricon’s Equipment recall 21E-068. By October 6th, the list of VIN’s in order to determine Vehicle information was completed. On October 14th, Van Hool management determined that a noncompliance with a motor vehicle safety standard exists and decided to submit this information report.

 


21E068 – Outer Barrier Malfunction – Ricon Baylift Wheelchair Lift

 

21E068 – Outer Barrier Malfunction – Ricon Baylift Wheelchair Lift

 


32 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
VAN HOOL C2045 2000-2014
VAN HOOL CX45 2016
VAN HOOL T2145 1998-2013

 


8 Associated Documents

ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V799-1575.pdf 260.258KB

RCONL-21V799-1575

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V799-6498.pdf 449.07KB

RCRIT-21V799-6498

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V799-7657.pdf 645.187KB

RCAK-21V799-7657

 


Recall 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V799-2193.PDF 215.033KB

RCLRPT-21V799-2193

 


Recall 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V799-2954.PDF 215.033KB

RCLRPT-21V799-2954

 


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2021-4

RCLQRT-21V799-9363.PDF 211.145KB

RCLQRT-21V799-9363

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2022-1

RCLQRT-21V799-0753.PDF 211.243KB

RCLQRT-21V799-0753

 


Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2022-2

RCLQRT-21V799-9800.PDF 211.33KB

RCLQRT-21V799-9800

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=21V799&docType=RCL

 


 

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