Ford is expanding its recall of the popular Escape SUV. 485,000 units from 2001 through 2004 must be inspected for defective cruise – control cables that sometimes unexpectedly cause the throttle to stick open. Interestingly, Ford built a similar vehicle for Mazda, called the Tribute. The Tribute has not been recalled.
The repair parts will take several weeks to reach dealerships. For more information, please read this article.
The SUVs are popular in the Buffalo area, upstate New York and southern Ontario. There have been many reported crashes due to the sudden acceleration, but many go unreported.