Recalls

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Recall data for: 2003 FORD ESCAPE

NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V574000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 04S25

Make: FORD

Model: ESCAPE

Year: 2003

Component:
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Begin Date Of Manufacturing: 20010530

End Date Of Manufacturing: 20040123

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 470245

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20050110

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20041207

Date Added To File: 20041209

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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:

Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES BUILT WITH 3.0L V6 ENGINES, THE ACCELERATOR CABLE MAY PREVENT THE THROTTLE FROM RETURNING TO THE IDLE POSITION.

Consequence Summary:
AN UNEXPECTED INCREASE IN ENGINE IDLE SPEED MAY INCREASE STOPPING DISTANCE AND MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ACCELERATOR CABLE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 10, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332.