Ford is recalling more than 10,000 2013 Escape crossover vehicles to fix a carpet issue that could give drivers a problem reaching the brake pedal.
Dealers will remove the carpet padding and left-side console trim panel and replace it for free. The recall is expected to begin on July 23.
NHTSA said 8,226 vehicles would be recalled in the U.S.
Ford spokeswoman Marcey Zwiebel told the Associated Press that an additional 2,000 Escape vehicles in Canada and a couple of hundred in Mexico would also be affected. She said the automaker had not received any reports of accidents or injuries related to the problem.