Ford tells dealers to halt some C-Max, Focus sales

Ford Focus
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Ford Motor has told its U.S. dealers to stop test-driving and selling a small number of recently made C-Max and Focus models because of potential problems with the steering gear assembly, a notice sent to dealers on Wednesday shows.

A Ford spokeswoman said Thursday none of the affected vehicles was sold to customers and that fewer than 50 were on U.S. dealer lots.

Some C-Max and Focus models built at the Michigan Assembly Plant outside of Detroit from Aug. 8 to Aug. 15 may not have enough ball bearings in the steering gear assembly, according to the notice to dealers obtained by Reuters.

This could lead to a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Ford spokeswoman said more details regarding the issue would be made available later.

Last week, Ford is recalled 83,250 cars due to faulty parts that it said could cause them to lose power or roll away when parked.

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—By Reuters with CNBC