Ford Explorer Exhaust Leak Recall




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  • July 4, — A Ford Explorer exhaust leak recall should be ordered for SUVs to prevent occupants from exhaust fumes and.

    The company blames the problems on improper modifications made after the " We encourage customers with carbon monoxide concerns to bring their Ford offers free repairs to address Explorer exhaust gas concerns.

    The Center for Auto Safety is renewing its call for an immediate recall of the Ford Explorer, demanding Ford and the government take action on.

    CAS says Ford continues to refuse to acknowledge there is any danger relating to exhaust fumes and that carbon monoxide levels don't exceed normal levels people are exposed to every day. The agency said previously that tiny cracks in the exhaust manifold — a cast iron or stainless steel tube that carries combustion gasses to the exhaust — could explain why fumes are entering the cabin. Ford had previously offered free repairs for the law-enforcement version of the Explorer to fix unsealed holes after the installation of police equipment. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running. At the time, it said its own investigation had found no evidence of leaks and believes the vehicles were safe.

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    This page is for personal, non-commercial use. You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting http: A prominent automotive safety advocacy group is renewing its call for Ford to recall 1.

    NHTSA has now received at least 1, complaints from Explorer drivers and passengers about exposure to carbon monoxide, an odorless gas whose symptoms mimic those of the flu and is responsible for more than deaths per year in the United States. The group's executive director, Jason Levine, wrote a letter to Ford CEO Jim Hackett in which he noted the issue has not resulted in any deaths but concluded, "the time for Ford to take more serious action is now, before that luck runs out.

    NHTSA opened a preliminary evaluation of Explorers from model years and in July , then expanded its inquiry a little over a year later to an engineering analysis, adding Explorers from the model years and '17, saying it had received more complaints, including three crashes and 39 injuries. It said the most likely culprit was cracked exhaust manifolds.

    NHTSA first began looking into the issue in Ford in October offered a no-cost service to North American owners of more than 1. At the time, it said its own investigation had found no evidence of leaks and believes the vehicles were safe. The company has issued four technical service bulletins related to exhaust odors. The safety of our customers is paramount. We encourage customers with carbon monoxide concerns to bring their vehicle to their local Ford dealer for a free service designed to reduce the concern.

    If they are not satisfied with the service, we encourage them to call our dedicated hotline at In its own statement, Jason Levine, the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, said Ford needs to stop sending "mixed messages" to Explorer owners and passengers.

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    And thanks for reading Autoblog. You still haven't turned off your adblocker or whitelisted our site. It only takes a few seconds. Ford again urged to recall Explorers for exhaust leaks before 'luck runs out' Federal regulators have now received nearly 1, complaints of carbon monoxide in the cabin. Ford continues to defend its decision not to issue a recall. We notice you're using an ad blocker.

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