Ford is recalling 424,164 2000-2002 model year Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable cars fitted with adjustable pedals and built between May 3, 1999, and September 14, 2001. The company said that some of the cars may have less lateral space between the brake pedal and accelerator than others, resulting in drivers confusing the accelerator pedal for the brake. Dealers will check the pedals and adjust them if they're less than two inches (50mm) apart.