MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Ford is recalling nearly a half million Ford Escapes and Mavericks to fix sticking gas pedals that can cause crashes.

Vehicles affected by the recall fit this description:

  • 2001-2004 model year
  • 3.0-liter V6 engines
  • Have cruise control

The problem has caused 13 crashes, nine injuries and one death. Ford says it knows what is causing the gas pedals to stick. Ford advises customers to contact local dealers for a fix or wait for a recall notice.

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