Ford Motor Corporation has issued a recall of approximately 485,000 Escape SUV’s because of reports that sticking gas pedals caused motor vehicle accidents.
Ford issued the recall of the 2001-2004 model years equipped with a 3-liter V-6 engine with cruise control.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall was issued 13 accidents which resulted in one death and nine injuries occurred.
Ford says the problem was due to an inadequate clearance between the cruise control cable and the engine cover which resulted in the throttle sticking when a driver was using cruise control.
Owners of the Escape are advised to contact Ford to schedule a repair.
This recall comes on the heals of a recall of 2013 Escapes with a 1.6 liter engine due to problem with the fuel line which could result in a fire.
Unfortunately, defects in automobiles are usually not discovered until accidents or other problems occur.
Product Recall Website
The government runs a website, recalls.gov which allows consumers to search on specific make and model cars, tires, car seats and other vehicle-related recalls.
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