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Ford recalls 424K Escape vehicles because of sticky throttle
Ford Motor Company is recalling 423,634 model year 2001-2004 Escape vehicles with 3.0 litter V6 engines because the throttle can get stuck. The sticky throttle can occur because of inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the speed control connector. The problem can occur when the accelerator pedal is almost fully depressed, as well as when cruise control is engaged. If the throttle does get stuck, difficulty in slowing or stopping the vehicle will result, possibly causing a crash, serious injury or even death. The recall is to begin in mid-August. Ford's recall campaign number is 12S37. The automaker will notify vehicle owners and dealers will disconnect the speed control cable as an interim remedy if parts are not immediately available. For information, call Ford at (866) 436-7332. Learn more about this an other recalls by calling the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 or by visiting www.safercar.gov.