Ford Recalls Escape for Sticking Accelerator

Almost 500k vehicles recalled
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2012 5:11 PM CDT
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. (Read more Ford stories.)

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