Ford Recalls Over 8,000 Escapes Due to Carpeting Issue
Ford Motor Company has issued a voluntary recall of its 2013 model Escape. The recall affects 8,266 vehicles, all built at the Louisville Assembly Plant from March 8, 2012 through June 7, 2012.
According to the recall notice from Ford:
Certain 2013 Escape vehicles may have the carpet padding mispositioned during installation. This may result in the carpet and center console trim panel being pushed outboard of the intended design position, reducing clearance relative to the pedal package. In certain instances, reduced clearance may result in the operator's foot contacting the side of the brake pedal while transferring the foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal, potentially increasing stopping distance. Accelerator pedal function is not affected by this condition
Ford is sending out letters to owners affected in the recall. If you have not received a letter you can call Ford directly at 1-866-436-7332 (reference recall campaign number 12S34) or the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (reference NHTSA campaign ID No. 12V319000).