Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ford Recalling 2013 Escapes

Positioning of carpet padding could lead to the risk of a crash

By James Limbach, ConsumerAffairs.com

Ford is recalling 8,266 model year 2013 Escape vehicles in the U.S. manufactured from March 8, 2012 through June 7, 2012.

Due to mis-positioned carpet padding, the center console trim panel may be pushed outboard of the intended position, reducing clearance relative to the pedal package.

The reduced clearance may result in the driver’s foot contacting the side of the brake pedal while transferring the foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal, increasing stopping distances and the risk of a crash.

Read the entire article here.

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