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Ford recalls 485,000 Escapes on acceleration defect

Published on Jul 27, 2012 10:09 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - Ford Motor Company recalled nearly 485,000 Escape sport utility vehicles on Thursday due to a problem with unintended acceleration.

The defect can cause the throttle to stick.

United States (US) safety regulators announced last week that they were opening an investigation following a complaint about a number of accidents, including a fatal crash in January.

'This recall is voluntary,' a Ford spokesman told AFP.

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