Ford’s all-new SUV, the redesigned Escape, may just be landing the hands of consumers but that doesn’t mean it is free from the NHTSA. According to the vehicle safety experts, certain 2013 model year crossovers will soon be recalled. So far, approximately 8,266 Escapes are at risk of suffering from mis-positioned carpet padding. The trim around the center console may be pushed out of its specified position and thus, interfere with braking action. In the event of transferring the foot from throttle to stop, a driver could continue to contact the accelerator.
So far, Ford is investigating all Escapes built from March 8 through June 7, 2012. In order to remedy the issue, certified dealers will not only replace the left side console trim panel with a new unit, they’ll replace the carpet padding as well. The recall is expected to get started on June 23 and the fix will happen at no extra cost to owners.
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