The recall covers 2008 to 2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariners made at Ford's Kansas City plant.

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(USA Today) Ford Motor is recalling 740,878 SUVs in the U.S. to fix a steering defect, according to a government filing.

The recall covers 2008 to 2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariners made at Ford's Kansas City plant.

Ford says the defect involves a glitch that could result in loss of power steering in the vehicles. The issue has been under investigation within Ford since 2009.

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