For the fifth time in just over a year, Ford has told its US dealers to stop selling the new Escape SUV and check vehicles for safety-related problems, Associated Press (AP) reported. Dealers were notified on November 18 about problems affecting 51,022 Escapes and about 24,000 Mazda Tributes which are similar to the Escape and built in the same plant in Claycomo, Missouri. Of those, 27,516 Escapes and about 12,500 Tributes have already been sold.