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Daimler Sprinter Mini Bus Recall, Wheelchair latch defects

Since the Sprinter mini bus unit is frequently converted into an Rv or motor home, we are posting this recall to the Rv Recalls Blog. Some Braun wheelchair lifts have latches that may not work correctly.

DAIMLER SPRINTER BUS 2008-2009


Manufacturer: DAIMLER BUSES NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: APR 02, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V148000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42

Summary:
DAIMLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2008-2009 DAIMLER SPRINTER MINI-BUSES EQUIPPED WITH BRAUN CENTURY-2 AND VISTA-2 WHEELCHAIR LIFTS. OVER TIME AND WITH FREQUENT USE, THE ROLL STOP LATCHES ON THE OUTER BARRIER MAY BECOME BENT OR MISALIGNED.

Consequence:
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.

Remedy:
DAIMLER IS WORKING WITH BRAUN TO NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES

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