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is recalling another 4.5 million vehicles due to a defective cruise control switch that could cause a fire, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday -- news that sent shares of the company falling just prior to the closing bell.

The stock finished at $7.62, after shedding more than 20 cents in late-afternoon trading.

The list includes cars and trucks between 1992 and 2003, including 1.1 million Windstar minivan and Explorer SUV.

This is the company's seventh recall due to the

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speed control switches. The switch has resulted in 14.3 million recalls, the largest in Ford's history.

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