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Ford recalls 140K Focus cars for wiper issue

A 2012 Ford Focus is shown in this undated file image. (Ford Motor Company)

April 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Ford is recalling more than 140,000 Focus compact cars due to a problem with the passenger side windshield wiper.

Federal Safety regulators say water can get inside and cause the wiper to stop working, increasing the risk of a crash. This may be caused by a missing seal in the wiper motor wiring.

Ford says there haven't been any crashes or injuries from the problem.

The cars involved in the recall were built from Aug. 1, 2010 through Oct. 18, 2011. The company expects to begin the free repairs in late May.

Owners with questions can call Ford at (866) 436-7332.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.