Ford Recalls Escape for Sticking Accelerator Almost 500k vehicles recalled By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Jul 26, 2012 5:11 PM CDT 2 comments Comments Unsold 2008 Escapes and Edges sit in a row under the company sign at a Ford dealership in southeast Denver on Sunday, July 29, 2007. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (Newser) – At long last someone will feel Toyota's pain. Ford today announced a recall on 484,600 Ford Escapes over a potentially deadly sticking accelerator defect. The recall will affect all 2001 to 2004 models with 3-liter, V-6 engines, ABC News reports. It comes following a local TV investigation into an Escape crash that killed a 17-year-old Arizona girl. Safety inspectors eventually found that the SUV's speed control cables sometimes caught on its engine cover when the gas pedal was fully depressed.