11/14/2000 – 2001 Ford – Escape – Major Product Changes


Source: Ford Motor Company.

Major Product Changes

Major Product Changes







OVERVIEW


The 2001 Escape provides best in class interior roominess with four doors, comfortable five passenger seating, the versatility to accommodate a wide variety of cargo needs, and a class leading 200 hp V6 engine option; the Escape is perfect for an OUTGOING and ACTIVE lifestyle. Providing the safety one expects to find in any Ford SUV, Escape has the styling that is refined enough for the office, yet rugged enough, off the beaten path. Escape will deliver the CONFIDENT feel of an authentic Ford SUV while providing nimble maneuverability and a comfortable ride for a YOUTHFUL and practical avenue to fun.














MODEL/SERIES/AVAILABILITY


  • Unique body style coding (U01, U02, U03, U04)


  • Two well equipped models available; XLS and XLT

  • Control Trac II 4WD system available on both XLS and XLT

  • 200 hp 3.0L V6 automatic available on both models
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    EXTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS


    • Rugged bodyside cladding


  • Classic Ford tough SUV styling

  • Wide truck posture/stance

  • Flip-up rear glass (dual opening – rear cargo area)

  • Low liftover cargo area

  • Integrated front bumper guard

  • Rear bumper step pad

  • Rugged, ergonomic, full grip door handles

  • XLS:

  • 15″ styled steel wheels

  • Roof rack w/two adjustable cross bars

  • Adjustable interval rear wiper

  • Exterior color summary (8 colors)

  • XLT: (Includes all XLS features plus)

  • 15″ aluminum wheels w/P225 OWL tires

  • 16″ aluminum wheels available

  • Front fog lamps

  • Chrome trimmed grille

  • Privacy glass available





































  • INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS


    • Easy fold flat rear seating system


  • 5-Passenger seating w/ample cargo room designed for outstanding comfort, flexibility, and convenience

  • Manual adjustable seat w/lumbar and height control

  • Convenient tilt steering wheel

  • Sporty white faced instrument cluster

  • Excellent external visibility

  • LATCH System (lower anchors and tethers for children)

  • XLS:

  • Small floor console w/5 cupholders and storage

  • AM/FM stereo/CD/clock

  • Interior color summary (2 colors)

  • Air bags – driver and passenger passive restraint

  • Lockable glove box

  • Front door map pockets and rear passenger storage

  • Manual air conditioning

  • Side air bags available

















  • INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS (Continued)


    • XLT: (Includes all XLS features plus)


  • AM/FM stereo dual media cassette/CD/clock

  • Manual adjustable seat w/lumbar and height control

  • Power moon roof available

  • 60/40 split fold rear bench seat

  • 7-Speaker MACH audio w/6-disc integrated receiver available, delivering 300-watts of peak power





























  • FUNCTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS


    • All new Control Trac II System available – automatic 4WD with 50/50 4X4 lockup feature (driver select)


  • 4-Wheel independent suspension

  • New Belt Minderä
    safety feature

  • 2.0L Zetec I-4 engine with 5-speed manual transmission

  • 3.0L Duratec V6 engine with automatic transmission available

  • Class II Trailer Tow with hitch & wiring kit available with V6 (3500 lbs. Maximum)

  • Power Group

  • XLT: (Includes all XLS features plus)

  • 4-Wheel ABS brakes

  • Convenience Group

  • Rear cargo area power point

  • Leather Comfort Group available











































  • OPTIONS


    PACKAGE FEATURES:


    Three conveniently bundled accessory packages available on both models.


    • Power Equipment Group (Standard XLS and XLT)


  • Power door locks

  • Power windows w/one-touch down driver door

  • Power adjust mirror, molded-in-color black driver and passenger

  • Remote keyless entry w/2 key fobs

  • Illuminated entry and accessory delay

  • Convenience Group (Standard XLT)

  • Cargo area retractable cover

  • Perimeter alarm

  • Floor mats

  • Speed control

  • Leather Comfort Group

  • Leather seat surfaces – front buckets & spilt rear bench

  • Power drivers seat

  • Steering wheel – black leather wrapped

  • Overhead console w/dual storage bins

  • Under seat storage (passenger)
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    Major Standard Equipment






















































































































































































































































































































































































































































     

    XLS


    XLT


    EXTERIOR

       



    BUMPER —
    Black, front 2-1/2 mph




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    Rear black w/step 2-1/2 mph




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    BODYSIDE CLADDING —
    Bottom of doors and full rocker panel




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    Rocker — Black




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    Liftgate Molding — Black




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    DOOR HANDLES —
    Full grip ergonomic (black)




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    FOG LAMPS —
    Front



     

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    GLASS —
    Windshield (gradient tint)




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    All other (solar tint)




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    GRILLE —
    Black surround w/black mesh center




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    Chrome surround w/black mesh center



     

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    LIGHTS —
    Aerodynamic halogen headlamps




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    3 color tail lights




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    Stop light, center high mount




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    LOCKS, DOOR —
    Power – 2 keyless remotes w/2 step unlocking and cylinder w/2 step
    unlocking




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    MIRRORS —
    Black power adjust/manual fold




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    PAINT —
    All clearcoat




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    ROOF RACK —
    Black w/2 horizontal bars




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    WHEELS —
    15″ X 6.5″ 5-spoke styled steel wheel w/cap




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    15″ 6.5″ 5-spoke cast aluminum wheel



     

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    INTERIOR

       



    AIR BAGS —
    Second generation driver & front passenger




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    AIR CONDITIONING —
    Manual




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    ASSIST HANDLES —
    1st row (4), 2nd row (2)




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    CARGO AREA RETRACTABLE COVER



     

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    CARGO SACK NET



     

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    COAT HOOKS —
    2nd row (2) Integrated w/grab handle




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    CONSOLE FLOOR —
    5 cupholders, storage bin, coin holders




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    FLOOR MATS —
    Color keyed carpeted front & rear w/driver retention hook



     

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    GLOVE BOX, LOCKING




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    ILLUMINATED ENTRY




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    INSTRUMENT CLUSTER —
    White face




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    INSTRUMENT PANEL & WARNING SIGNALS



       



    Auto speed control indicator



     

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    Front fog “ON” indicator



     

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    Tachometer




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    INTERIOR LIGHTS —
    Off delay




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    Center dome




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    Center dome w/map lamps



     

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    Rear cargo area light




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    LOWER VALENCE PANEL BIN




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    MAP POCKETS




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    MIRROR —
    Day/night




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    POWER POINT —
    Cigarette lighter and additional power point




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    Cargo area rear auxiliary.



     

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    RADIO —
    AM/FM single CD w/clock, 4-speaker system




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    AM/FM single CD and cassette w/clock, 4-speaker system



     

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    REAR FLOOR HEAT DUCTS




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    REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY




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    SAFETY BELT RESTRAINT SYSTEM —
    Color keyed




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    Manual 3-point shoulder safety belt system with pretensioners and
    adjustable D-ring, driver and front passenger




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    Manual 3-point shoulder safety belt system rear outboard seats,
    safety lap belt rear center seat




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    LATCH System (lower anchors and tethers for children) in rear outboard
    seat locations




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    Belt Minderä




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    SEATS —
    Safety belt pretensioners (front seats)




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    High-back bucket, cloth/vinyl, front




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    High-back bucket, cloth w/dual map pockets, manual driver lumbar
    & manual driver height adjuster



     

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    Bench, cloth/vinyl & seat back w/tip-fold-flat latch, rear




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    60/40 split bench, cloth & seat back w/tip-fold-flat latch,
    rear



     

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    Removable rear seat cushion




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    SECURILOCK™/IMMOBILIZER




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    STEERING WHEEL —
    Black w/tilt




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    Black speed control/tilt



     

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    Center horn pad




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    VISORS —
    Cloth driver & passenger




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    Cloth driver & passenger, w/dual covered vanity mirror



     

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    WINDOWS —
    Power windows w/one-touch down on driver door




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    FUNCTIONAL

       



    2.0L ZETEC I-4 ENGINE




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    5-Speed manual transmission




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    4×2 —
    Front-wheel-drive




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    ABS BRAKES —
    4-Wheel



     

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    AUTO HEADLAMP OFF DELAY




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    ACCESSORY DELAY




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    BATTERY SAVER




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    CARGO FLOOR HOOKS (4)




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    REAR DOORS —
    Child safety locks




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    SIDE INTRUSION DOOR BEAMS




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    SUSPENSION —
    4-Wheel independent suspension




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    TIRES —
    P225/70R15 BSW all-season tire




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    P225/70R15 OWL all-season tire



     

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    Spare tire – convenience (under cargo area floor)




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    WHEEL NUT WRENCH & JACK




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    WIPERS &
    WASHERS —
    Front variable intermittent/low/high




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    Rear 2-speed & defroster




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    Series/Options






























































































































































































































































































































































       

    XLS


    XLT

     

    BODY CODE 4×2


    U01


    U03

     

    4×4


    U02


    U04


    REMARKS/RESTRICTIONS

     

    103″


    X


    X

     
     

    CODE

         

    MAJOR STANDARD EQUIPMENT



    MAJOR STANDARD EQUIPMENT

           

    Anti-Lock Brake System – 4-Wheel

       

    S

     

    Convenience Spare

     

    S


    S

     

    Flip-Up Rear Glass

     

    S


    S


    Two modes of rear cargo space access.


    Roof Rack, Multi-Functional

     

    S


    S


    100 lbs. max. capacity.


    AVAILABLE OPTION GROUPS



    GROUPS

           

    Leather Comfort Group


    63G

     

    0

     

    6-Way Power Driver Seat

           

    Deluxe Overhead Console

         

    Incl. dual storage bins.


    Front Door Map Pockets

           

    Leather Seating Surfaces

           

    Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

           

    Under Seat Storage (front pass.)l

           

    Convenience Group


    66A


    0


    S

     

    Floor Mats

           

    Perimeter Alarm

           

    Retractable Cargo Cover

           

    Speed Control

           

    Power Group


    638


    S


    S

     

    2 Keyless Remote Transmitters

           

    Illuminated Entry and Accessory Delay

           

    Power Windows and Door Locks

         

    Driver one-touch down


    Power Mirrors

         

    Manual folding


    AVAILABLE OPTIONS



    POWER TRAIN

           

    2.0L I4 16V/5-Speed Manual O/D


    99B/443


    S


    S

     

    3.0L Duratec V6/4-Speed Auto O/D


    991/444


    0


    0

     

    California Emissions System


    422


    0


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    TIRES/WHEELS

           

    P225/70Rx15 BSW All-Season


    T7J


    S


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    P225/70Rx15 OWL All-Season


    T7A


    0


    S


    Req. 645 15″ Aluminum Wheel.


    P235/70Rx16 OWL All-Season


    T63


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    Req. 64S 16″ Aluminum Wheel. Std. on V6, XLT, 4×4 vehicles.


    Wheels, 15″ Styled Steel


    643


    S


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    Wheels, 15″ Alloy Aluminum


    645


    0


    S

     

    Wheels, 16″ Alloy Aluminum Package


    64S


    —-


    0


    Req. 3.0L V6 Duratec eng. Incl. 16″ P235/70Rx16 OWL all-season tires and wheel lip moldings. Std. on V6, XLT, 4×4 vehicles.



    SEATS

           

    Cloth/Vinyl Sport Buckets w/Cloth/Vinyl Rear Bench


    Y


    S


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    Incl. small floor console, parking brake and storage bin, ash cup, 4 cupholders and coin holder.


    Premium Cloth Sport Buckets w/60/40 Split Rear Bench



    1



    —-



    S



    Incl. arm rest, parking brake and storage bin, ash cup and 4 cupholders.


    Sport Buckets w/Leather Seating Surfaces w/60/40 Split Rear Bench



    M



    —-



    0



    Incl. power driver 6-way base, manual recline and lumbar adjust.



    AUDIO

           

    Electronic AM/FM Stereo/CD/Clock


    58Z


    S


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    Electronic AM/FM Stereo Dual Media Cassette/CD/Clock



    586



    0



    S



     


    Ford MACH Audio System/Dual Media Cassette/CD


    58K


    —-


    0


    Incl. clock, sub-woofer and amplifier.


    Ford MACH Audio System/7-Speaker with 6-Disc integrated receiver (CDX6)



    588



    —-



    0



    Incl. clock, sub-woofer and amplifier (300-watts of peak power).



    OTHER OPTIONS

           

    Air Conditioning


    572


    S


    S

     

    Anti-Lock Braking System, 4-Wheel


    67B


    0


    S

     

    License Plate Bracket


    153


    0


    0

     

    Moonroof, Power w/Shade


    43M


    —-


    0


    Overhead console with single storage bin


    Privacy Glass


    924


    —-


    0


    Incl. on rear doors, rear quarter glass and rear window.


    Side Air Bag (Front Row)


    67A


    0


    0

     

    Side Step Bars


    186


    0


    0

     

    Trailer Towing, Class II


    536


    0


    0


    3500 lb. towing capacity. Req. 3.0L Duratec V6 engine. Incl. trailer hitch, wiring kit and oil cooler w/4-pin harness. Std. on V6, XLT, 4×4 vehicles.

    Group Options



















    POWER GROUP (Standard on XLS and XLT)


    • Power door locks


  • Power windows with one-touch down on driver Door

  • Power adjust mirror, molded-in-color black, driver & passenger

  • Remote keyless entry – with 2 key fobs

  • Illuminated entry

  • Accessory delay













  • CONVENIENCE GROUP (Standard on XLT)


    • Cargo area – retractable cover


  • Perimeter alarm

  • Floor mats

  • Speed control

















  • LEATHER COMFORT GROUP


    • Front door map pockets


  • Steering wheel – black leather wrapped

  • Overhead console with dual storage bins

  • Leather seat surfaces – front buckets & split rear bench

  • Power drivers seat

  • Under seat storage (front passenger)




















  • TRAILER TOW/CLASS II (Std. on V6, XLT,
    4WD vehicles)



    • Included trailer hitch


  • Included wiring kit

  • Includes oil cooler

  • 4-pin harness

  • 3500 lbs. Tow capacity























  • MISCELLANEOUS


    Predelivery Only


    361


    COV Required


    79V


    Local/State Ordinance Deviation


    931


    Priced DORA


    C09

     

    Color & Trim



















































































     

    INTERIOR TRIM COLORS


    INTERIOR TRIM TYPE AND COLOR SELECTORNOTE: First letter denotes type, second letter denotes color.



    Medium Graphite


    Medium Parchment



    XLS (4-Door)

       

    Cloth/Vinyl Buckets w/Cloth & Vinyl Rear Bench



    Y2


    YH



    XLT (4-Door)

       

    Premium Cloth Buckets w/60/40 Split Rear Bench



    12


    1H


    Sport Buckets w/Leather Seating Surface1 w/60/40 Split Rear Bench



    M2


    MH


    EXTERIOR COLOR


    AVAILABILITY/STRIPE


    COLOR


    CODE


    AVAIL


    AVAIL



    XLS/XLT

         

    Light Parchment Gold Clearcoat Metallic



    BQ


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    Chrome Yellow Clearcoat



    BZ


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    Bright Red Clearcoat



    E4


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    Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic



    FL


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    Medium Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic



    LD


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    Dark Highland Green Clearcoat Metallic



    PX

     

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    Black Clearcoat



    UA


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    Oxford White Clearcoat



    YZ


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    Legend  
    « = New for this model year. 1 = incl. power driver’s seat, manual recline and lumbar
    adjust

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