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Recall bug bites Ford Escape SUVs

GasBuddy Blog -- Ford announced that it is recalling more than 10,000 redesigned 2013 Escape SUVs in order to fix carpet padding that could impede braking, AP reports.

The company says that wrongly positioned carpet padding could reduce space around the pedals and cause drivers to hit the side of the brake pedal when switching from the accelerator.

Ford reported the problem to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and advised that its auto dealers will remove the carpet padding and replace a console trim panel at no charge.

More specifically, Ford said: "the mispositioned carpeting may result in the operator’s foot contacting the side of the brake pedal while transferring the foot from the accelerator pedal to...


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Submitted Jul 17, 2012 By: PD
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mecforyou
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 7:03:09 AM

zok
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 5:59:31 AM

rogerp: you're right. B/c no one cares anymore about what they build. It's a job that pays the bills so we all can have more STUFF.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 6:21:26 AM

Recalls are getting all the car companies.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 6:04:51 AM

it's only after the government forced Ford to recall that they ended up doing this. That's the second recall of vehicles in a short time (the others were 2001-2004 models).

Goes to show how shoddy production has become since no one takes pride in their work anymore.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 4:53:07 PM

old
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bell05
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 4:13:01 PM

old news.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 1:20:17 PM

old
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caddilac
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 11:58:00 AM


FORD = Fix On Road Daily
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Galmar352
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 11:38:47 AM

Same info, if not same post, as yesterday...
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 11:13:37 AM

At least they admit there is a problem and they are going to fix it.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 11:08:29 AM

Fix the problem bug bites ASAP, make sure people know they are driving a quality vehicle and a company that cares about their safety! Not a vehicle that will catch a mat with the foot and could race out of control at high speeds. Things happen! Install oak wood floors instead?
My vehicle still runs good, its paid for, gets decent MPG and I will Not be replacing it with anything else and certainly not with a Ford Escape SUV! I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept or anything else.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:53:01 AM

It is good that Ford is being proactive with this and not waiting for any injuries or accidents before taking ownership of a potential problem.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:44:14 AM

Recall Obummer he has got the Brakes Stuck on the Economy!
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:42:52 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:41:56 AM

Yesterday's Article!
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:41:34 AM

All automakers have had recalls. Seems like they would put extra effort into doing it right the first time.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:41:26 AM

Yesterday's article...AGAIN!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:40:25 AM

good that they are doing something about it, not good that it was designed and built that way.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:37:48 AM

Gee, carpet again.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:37:37 AM

Right on, hibsaw!
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:36:47 AM

This is old news... leftover from yesterday.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:36:06 AM

After Toyota's similiar issue, you'd think they'd be careful!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:34:34 AM

Sounds very minor.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:33:48 AM

They will be good as new, when they get fixed.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:33:03 AM

old post
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:33:02 AM

Better a recall than a large lawsuit.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:32:46 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:32:19 AM

Sounds like Toyota.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:31:58 AM

get it repaired if you bought one.. move on
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:31:01 AM

the cars companys should refer to these ad "rug burns"
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:30:03 AM

hmmmm
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:29:57 AM

Bumb in the road for Ford?
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:29:47 AM

so?
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:29:41 AM

OLD.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:29:18 AM

big deal?
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:28:20 AM

Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:28:16 AM

More carpet problems.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:27:49 AM

woops
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:26:56 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:26:53 AM

"... When I wear big shoes the back left side edge of my shoe catches the back side of the brake when I lift it off the gas. ..."

Wow, I didn't know BigFoot drove an Escape!
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:25:32 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:24:39 AM

Old news. A Repeat here.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:24:02 AM

Sheesh, you'd think manufacturers would figure out how to secure their carpet after the Toyota fiasco a few years ago.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:23:42 AM

Apparently Ford likes to do recalls from time to time.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:23:29 AM

you'd have thought they would have learned about this possibility from Toyota's recalls!!!! communicate guys!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:23:12 AM

Hopefully they won't try to sweep this one under the rug.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:22:35 AM

Good for FORD for being proactive and not just responding to customer complaints.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:21:11 AM

Again?
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:20:42 AM

Ford has them too.
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nifty
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