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Ford Investigating Explorer Carbon Monoxide Risks

August 9, 2017 0 Comments

[NOTE: This story has been updated.]

The blue oval automaker is conducting a nationwide effort to ensure its modified police fleet vehicles don’t pose a carbon monoxide risk.

As NBC News is reporting, Ford is working to ensure its police explorers do not put officers at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The vehicles in question are 2011-17 Ford Explorers modified for law enforcement. Civilian vehicles are reportedly not as much of a concern.

Bill Gubing, Ford’s head engineer for the Explorer line, spoke on this topic to NBC saying in part, “From a carbon monoxide perspective, the police duty cycle is very different than what a retail customer drives.”

As we reported previously, the effort on the part of Ford is in response to a NHTSA investigation into Explorers, that started covered 1.3 million vehicles and was based on 2,700 exhaust odor complaints.

When it comes to recent reports about major vehicle recalls or carbon monoxide concerns regarding Ford Explorers, what are you hearing from your customers? Have car shoppers at your store or group inquired about these issues?

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