Last week was not a good week for the Ford Company and their Escape SUV model. They have recalled roughly 485,000 Escapes due to a possible sticky gas pedal that has caused 13 accidents, nine injuries and one death. This is a worldwide recall that is affecting the 2001-2004 model years, powered by a 3-liter V-6 engine with cruise control. the cruise control cables can interfere with a plastic cover in the engine and cause the gas pedal to stick. “For the problem to happen, the pedals must be pushed to or near the floor, and the cruise control cables must have been bent or moved from their original position.” Ford spokeswoman Marcey Zwiebel said. “Cable positions can be changed when the SUVs are serviced.” she noted.
This is the third recall in as many weeks for the top-selling SUV in the United States last month.
Two weeks ago the newest 2013 Escape had 11,500, 1.6-liter engine vehicles recalled because the fuel lines can crack and possibly leak gasoline, potentially causing fires. Just days before that recall, Ford recalled 10,000 2013 Escapes to repair the carpet padding, under the gas and brake pedals, that could affect breaking.
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