Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—July 23, 2012.
Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from march 8, 2012 through June 7, 2012. 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.
Consequence: 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.
Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the carpet padding and left-side console trim panel replaced with a new panel, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 23, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Notes: Ford’s Recall Campaign Number is 12S34. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.