Ford Escape Recall
Ford Escape Recall – Unfortunately, Ford Motor Company (FMC) has recently recall the new Ford Escape. This car actually just launching some times ago, but now recalled with the brake issues.
FMC was recalling more than 10k redesigned Ford Escape 2013 SUVs. Ford recalled this car in order to fix the carpet padding that could get in the way of braking.
Marcey Zwiebel, the U.S. Ford spokeswoman reported that Ford recalled 8,266 Escapes in US, 2,000 in Canada, and and hundred more in Mexico. Ms. Zwiebel also reported that there was no injuries or accident report related to this problem.
So what was National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said about the Ford Escape Recall?
“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,” said NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem. “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.”
If you already bought a new Ford Escape you may call 866-436-7332 go get your car fixed free of charge. The recall itself is expected to begin soon, exactly on July 23rd.