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Ford Motor Co. Recalls Nearly Half a Million Escape SUVs

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Updated February 28, 2019 | Products Liability |

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The Ford Motor Company is recalling half a million Ford Escape SUVs. The recall is due to problems with the accelerator pedal sticking. Ford issued a recall after an accident claimed the life of an Arizona teenager who was unable to stop her Ford Escape SUV.

Escape Recall Details

The Escape recall affects models manufactured from 2001–2004 with the 3-liter, V-6 engine with cruise control. In total, 484,600 vehicles have been recalled because the accelerators speed control cables could become stuck on an engine cover when the pedal is almost fully depressed.

In total, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received 99 complaints about the problem, including 13 crashes, 9 injuries, and one death.

Recently, Ford has had several recalls involving the Escape SUV. A week ago, Ford recalled 11,500 of the new 2013 models with 1.6-liter engines because the fuel lines can crack and leak gasoline, causing fires. A few days before that recall, Ford recalled 10,000 2013 Escapes to fix carpet padding that could interfere with braking.

More than 2.1 million Ford Escapes have been sold, making it one of Ford’s most popular vehicles since it went on sale in 2000.

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If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a defective product, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Products Liability Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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