Lear ( LEA), a supplier of automotive interior systems and components, said it is widening its earlier reported 2005 loss by $6 million, due to a customer withholding payments as a result of certain pricing adjustments.

The adjustment reduces fourth-quarter and 2005 sales by $6 million and increases the net loss by $6 million, or 9 cents a share.

The company said it was advised by a major customer of retroactive pricing adjustments associated with a particular vehicle program, which is no longer in production, for shipments made prior to 2006. Certain payments due to the company in 2006 were withheld as a result of these pricing adjustments.

For the fourth quarter of 2005, the company earlier reported sales of $4.4 billion and a loss of $596.6 million, or $8.88 a share.

The company said it disagrees with the proposed pricing adjustments and intends to take appropriate action for recovering the amounts withheld. Commercial discussions with the customer are ongoing, it said.

The company's stock was trading at $17.85, down 26 cents.

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