DETROIT (WKOW) -- Ford is recalling more than 140,000 Focus models because the windshield wipers may stop working, increasing the risk of a crash.
According to the National Traffic Safety Administration, Ford says a seal in the connector to the motor of the passenger-side windshield wiper may be missing. That could cause water to get inside and cause the wiper to stop working.
The recall affects certain 2012 models. The cars were built from August 1, 2010 through October 18, 2011. Ford says there haven't been any crashes or injuries from the problem.
Ford dealers say they will clean and seal the wiring for free and fix any wipers that don't work. Ford expects to begin repairs in late May.
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