Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a nationwide recall of 2013 Ford Escape due to carpet padding that hinders use of the brake pedal. The move comes after an employee found that padding on the left side of the lower center console could stick out and affect foot placement on the brake pedal after taking the foot off the accelerator. The defect could cause problems with braking and lead to a crash.
Vehicles affected by the recall were produced between March 8, 2012 through June 7, 2012. Ford will notify owners affected by the recall and dealers will remove the padding and the left-side console trim panel and replace it free of charge.
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