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Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2004
Escape vehicles equipped with 3.0L V6 engines and speed control
manufactured from October 22, 1999, through January 23, 2004.
Inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control
cable connector could result in a stuck throttle when the accelerator
pedal is fully or almost-fully depressed. This risk exists regardless
of whether or not speed control (cruise control) is used.
A stuck throttle may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it
difficult to stop or slow the vehicle, which could cause a crash,
serious injury or death.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles by
increasing the engine cover clearance, free of charge. The safety
recall is expected to begin on, or before, August 6, 2012. Remedy
parts are expected to be available in mid-August 2012. Until then
dealers will disconnect the speed control cable as an interim remedy,
if parts are not available at the time of an owner's service
appointment. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.