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This rule shall pertain to the modification of used vehicles
and the transfer of used equipment previously paid for with
Used vehicles. When
paying either wholly or in part for modifications to a used vehicle, one of the
following requirements shall apply:
any vehicle in which the only modification is installing standard manual
(mechanical) hand/foot controls or revising existing manual (mechanical)
hand/foot controls, left foot accelerator, wheelchair
hoists, and wheelchair carriers
there shall be no age or mileage
older than one year
not covered under a manufacturer's warranty
authorize modifications on unmodified vehicles and additional modifications for
previously modified vehicles after receipt of a written inspection report from
a certified mechanic verifying that the vehicle is in sound condition or will
be after repairs are completed.
The cost of such
repairs specified in the report may be considered part of the overall
modification project and included in each retail dealer's bid for the
When a vehicle
is older than seven years or has more than seventy thousand miles on the
may authorize modifications on unmodified vehicles
and additional modifications for previously modified vehicles when the previous
and new modifications are relatively minor and the vehicle is in excellent
condition, as inspected and reported by a certified mechanic. The following
modifications are considered to be relatively minor:
Those items covered in paragraph (A)(1)
of this rule (manual hand/foot controls), spinner knobs, and simple extension
modifications of secondary controls described in rule
the Administrative Code including shift lever, park brake, turn signals, hazard
lights, washer/wiper, ignition, lights, dimmer, seat adjustment, HVAC controls,
and door locks.
extensions, left-foot accelerators, mirrors, and remote switches.
Other similar items will be considered
the RTSU of RSC
on a case-by-case basis.
Unoccupied wheelchair/scooter handling
devices, as defined in rule
of the Administrative Code, the installation of which are subject to prior
vehicle inspection as required by paragraph (K) of rule
of the Administrative Code.
When a vehicle has been previously
may authorize additional modifications when all
aspects of both the previous and new modifications can be brought into
compliance with rules
of the Administrative Code. When a previously modified vehicle has a raised
roof or lowered floor, it shall be inspected by an
representative/designee to verify that it complies with or can be modified to
comply with the standards in these rules. All other adaptive equipment on a
used vehicle purchased by a consumer that is not in compliance with these
standards shall be removed and replaced with new adaptive equipment as
specified in the evaluation.
Used lowered-floor minivans (L-FMs).
authorize modifications to L-FMs in accordance with paragraphs (A)(1) and
(A)(2) of this rule provided that, when the L-FM was converted, it was in
accordance with the requirements of rule
of the Administrative Code, and that no structural changes have subsequently
been made that would render the L-FM non-compliant with rule
of the Administrative Code.
Transferred equipment. When a consumer
purchases a replacement vehicle and needs to have equipment that was previously
funds removed, adjusted, lubricated, and
re-installed in the replacement vehicle, the following requirements shall
The primary controls, except for
low effort and maximum effort steering modification, will be considered
acceptable for transfer by a retail dealer who is qualified to install the
equivalent new equipment if the controls are visually and functionally
inspected by an
representative/designee and found to be
An assessment of
the subsystem, which may require disassembly, shall be done on each of the
following subsystems to determine if it is in a satisfactory state of repair or
condition to be reinstalled into a vehicle for further prolonged use:
(a) Secondary controls.
(b) Access devices.
(c) Wheelchair/scooter handling
(d) Occupant protection
and restraint systems; inflatable restraint systems shall not be
(e) High tech
integrated driving systems.
The following shall not be transferred:
(a) Structural modifications.
(b) Fuel delivery system
transfer of the modifications from the old vehicle to the replacement vehicle
shall be considered a new modification with respect to replacement even though
the equipment that is installed on the replacement vehicle was previously
Purchase of used equipment.
not purchase used adaptive driving equipment.
Ohio Admin. Code
119.032 review dates:
Effective Dates: 05/10/1995, 08/02/1999, 06/03/2002,