August 27, 2002
Lift-U has Recalled their Wheelchair Lift
- Lift-U has Recalled their Wheelchair Lift because the hydraulic
fluid reservoir may leak.
Number of Units Affected: 3254
Manufactured: 08/2000 - 08/2002
LIFT U PLASTIC TANKS OR RESEVIORS FOR HYDRAULIC FLUID ON THE WHEELCHAIR LIFT
MANUFACTURED BETWEEN AUGUST 11, 2000, AND AUGUST 16, 2002. THE PLASTIC TANK
WILL MELT IF THE PUMP MOTOR OVERHEATS. THE MELTED TANK WILL DUMP HYDRAULIC
FLUID AND THE EMERGENCY HAND PUMP WILL NOT FUNCTION.
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, A WHEELCHAIR PASSENGER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE
THE LIFT TO DEBOARD THE BUS.
LIFT U WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE PLASTIC TANK WITH A METAL
ONE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES
TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE
THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT LIFT U AT
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