Federal U.S. regulators are investigating two claims that Ford Escapes of model years 2005 through 2012 have had issues with their throttles stalling or surging unexpectedly, posing road hazards to others.
Approximately 1.6 million Escape vehicles would fall under this category. These same models also had safety-related issues in the past, which ultimately led to 4 recalls. Some of the recalls issued for Ford Escapes in the past include issues with fire hazards, gas pedals getting stuck in place and possible coolant leaks.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is still looking into this matter and the federal agency should have a proper result of the investigation shortly.
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Feds studying problems with Ford Escape throttles