2002-2004 Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute Sudden Acceleration

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CAS Actions

Statement of CAS Executive Director Clarence Ditlow on Ford Escape Sudden Acceleration Recall – 7/26/12

CAS Letter to NHTSA Administrator David Strickland re: Ford Recall Remedy – 7/26/12

CAS Freedom of Information Act Request Re: Escape Accident Report – 7/19/12

CAS Freedom of Information Act Request Re: Escape IE – 7/19/12

CAS Freedom of Information Act Request Re: NHTSA Escape/Tribute Records – 7/18/12

CAS Seeks Ford Escape Sudden Acceleration Recall – 7/8/12

CAS Files Second Petition re: Mazda Tribute Sudden Acceleration – 7/13/12

Letter to Ford President & CEO Alan Mulally Re: 2002-04 Ford Escape Unintended Acceleration – 7/10/12

NHTSA Investigation

NHTSA Fines Ford $17.35 Million for Untimely Recall Notification – 8/3/12

Ford Response to NHTSA Information Request – 9/4/2012

PE12-019 Opening Resume – 7/17/12

NHTSA Information Request to Ford – 7/17/12

NHTSA Information Request to Mazda – 7/17/12

Federal Register: Denial of CAS Petitions – 7/17/12


Ford Pays Top Fine to Settle Gov’t Recall Spat – 8/3/13

Ford settles with US, pays maximum fine of $17.4 million for delayed Escape recall8/2/13

Ford Escape, Exposing a Deadly Defect – 4/2/13

KNXV ABC15 Earns Peabody Award for Coverage of Ford Escape Sudden Acceleration 3/27/13

Federal investigators end probe into stuck throttles in Ford Escapes after ABC15 Investigation – 2/28/13

Years of lawsuits and complaints raise new questions about Ford Escape recall – 8/26/12

Family’s Ford Escape crashes in Texas; Ford recall questioned – 8/3/12

Mazda Follows Ford With Recall of Tributes – 7/27/12

After Recalls, N.H.T.S.A. Keeps Its Investigation Open – 7/27/12

Second major automaker takes action after ABC15 investigation into deadly Payson crash – 7/13/12

Recall repairs on 2002-2004 Ford Escapes questioned by safety advocate – 7/10/12

Major carmaker Ford under fire after inspection of deadly Payson, Arizona accident

Reports of Unintended Acceleration Lead to Defect Petition for 320,000 Ford Escapes


Ford Recall Part 573 Defect Information Report – 7/25/2012

Recall 04V-574 Part 573 Defect Information Report

Ford Dealer and Owner Communications – February 16, 2005

Ford Updated Dealer Illustrations and Warning – October 6, 2005

Ford Quarterly Safety Completion Report – October 31, 2005


Ford Escape Stuck Throttle Video