2013 Ford Escape Recalled for Brake Issues
Ford is recalling over 10,000 2013 Escapes due to mispositioned carpet padding that could lead to interference when braking.
8,266 Escape SUVs are affected in the U.S., while 2,193 are in Canada and a few hundred more are in Mexico. All of the Escapes being recalled were built between March 8th to June 7th at the automaker’s Louisville Assembly Plant. No problems or accidents directly related to the recall issue has been reported by customers.
The issue was discovered back in June when an employee spotted a space between the brake pedal and the center console left-side trim panel and concluded that it could result in the driver contacting the edge of the brake pedal when moving the foot from the gas pedal to the brake pedal. The issue could increase braking distance.
Those affected will be notified starting July 23rd and dealerships will remove the carpet padding and replace the console trim panel with a new panel featuring a different surface contour.
Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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