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Ford recalls 160,000 vehicles for engine issues

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If you drive a late-model Ford, there’s a recall you may want to pay close attention to before getting in your car.

Ford Motor Company is recalling nearly 160,000 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years due to a safety issue.

The automaker says the engines in these vehicles can hesitate or stall due to a wiring problem.

Ford will notify vehicle owners and repair the cars for free.

Ford is also recalling 616 Focus and C-Max vehicles that haven’t been sold and are still at dealerships.

Officials say the steering gears on those vehicles don’t have the proper number of ball bearings.