Recall roundup: 2013 Ford Escape image

The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced a recall for the 2013 Escape models, because of a problem with the carpet.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 8,266 units of the 2013 Ford Escape are affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of the faulty carpet. The NHTSA is saying that the improperly installed carpet can cause drivers to hit the side of the brake pedal with the foot, increasing the stopping distance and, eventually, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners of the 2013 Ford Escape are being encouraged to contact Ford at 866-436-7332 or the NHTSA at 888-327-4236 (#12S34). The affected vehicles have been manufactured between the 8th of March 2012 and the 7th of June 2012.

As a quick reminder, the 2013 Ford Escape has been priced at 23,295 USD for the base entry-level version, but the price can go up to 31,195 USD, including the $825 destination charge, for the fully loaded Titanium model. The 2013 Ford Escape is getting some interesting features, like the torque vectoring control, curve control, blind-spot detection, parallel park assist, power liftgate, MyFord Touch and more. More details on the 2013 Ford Escape here.