November 3, 2000
Model Year 2001 Ford Escape Vehicles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall of certain 2001
Escape model vehicles. The speed control on some of the vehicles cable can have a cracked
or missing speed control cable servo cap locating tab. According to the NHTSA report, the
locating tab could enter the servo clutch cavity and interfere with the speed control
servo clutch. Also, water could enter those units that contain a cracked or missing servo
cap locating tab, eventually causing corrosion that could interfere with the function of
the speed control.
If either of these conditions occurs and the speed control is used, the speed control
could prevent the throttle from returning to idle, resulting in a stuck throttle. A stuck
throttle could result in a crash.
1193 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect the speed control cables.
Vehicles with speed control cables from cavities 3 and 4 will have the cable the speed
control servo replaced.
Owner notification began August 21, 2000. Owners
who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not
receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V210001/Ford
Recall No. 00S18]
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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