Ford Recalling Nearly 500,000 Escapes For Unintended Acceleration Issue

After having recalled the latest Escape, Ford will be recalling nearly 500,000 of their 2001-2004 cars for fears that they may accelerate in an unintended fashion. Apparently, the problem may be faced by owners of 3.0-liter V6 cars fitted with cruise control.
Ford Escape 1 photo
Photo: Ford
The 485,000 SUVs being recalled all seem to have a problem with two cables which interfere with one another. However, the cars did not leave the factory like this, as this issue is the result of a fix applied for another recall - they recalled 320,000 of them back in 2005.

However, what’s more alarming is the fact that a 17 year-old driver died as a direct result of the unintended acceleration issue, while another 99 linked incidents were reported. Of those, 13 were actual crashes, and of those 9 resulted in injuries. We just hope no more people die or get injured as a result of this rather dangerous problem.
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