An issue with the wheelchair lifts has prompted Champion to announce the recall of Defender, Challenger, American Crusader, and Crusader buses of the 2006 and 2008 through 2013 model years. 73 buses are affected by the recall, which was initiated because the Ricon wheelchair lift may have an armored pendant cable that can come into contact with the lift base’s power lug. The ensuing short circuit that could occur might then lead a fire to break out. Ricon and Champion are working together to get in touch with owners, who can expect to receive a repair kit from the former. This will all be conducted at no cost to consumers.
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