The reduced clearance may result in the driver's foot contacting the side of the brake pedal while transferring the foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal, increasing stopping distances and the risk of a crash.

Service Brakes, Hydraulic — Pedals And Linkages
Structure

Date Announced
JUL 06, 2012
Vehicles Affected
8,266
Ford Recall #
12S34
NHTSA Campaign #
12V319000
Summary
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from March 8, 2012 through June 7, 2012. Due to mis-positioned carpet padding the center console trim panel may be pushed outboard of the intended position, reducing clearance relative to the pedal package.
Actions
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the carpet padding and left-side console trim panel replaced with a new panel, free of charge. The recall began on July 20, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
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