While the all-new 2013 Ford Escape recently got hit with two recalls in one week, the older variants still are not immune to the process. Soon to be recalled for sticky throttles are certain first generation SUVs fitted with both the 3.0 liter V6 and speed control. The problem surrounds the clearance between the engine cover and the speed control cable connector. If floored or brought close to full throttle, there is a chance the accelerator cable could get jammed and stick open. The end results would be run-away Escapes that could result in serious injury and damages.
The recall will cover approximately 423,634 2001 through 2004 model year Escapes. If built between October 22, 1999 through January 23, 2004, a 3.0 liter example could be at risk. In order to remedy the problem, certified Ford dealers will simply raise the clearance of the engine cover using a specifically designed piece. The parts are expected to be delivered mid August at which time, the recall will go into full swing. Until that time, Ford will have technicians temporarily disconnect the speed control cable if requested.
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