DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. halts shipment of several of its best-selling SUVs and pickup trucks after discovering a defective part in 4-wheel-drive (4WD) systems used on the vehicles. The company says it does not expect to issue a recall, because most of the units were contained at Ford plants. “During in-plant testing, we discovered a minor problem with a supplier part for some of our 4x4s and pickup trucks,” a Ford spokesman tells Ward’s. He refuses to identify the supplier responsible. ...

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