Ford Explorer Owners Report Carbon Monoxide Concerns
March 22, 2019—Ford Explorer owners have complained to federal officials about various symptoms they attribute to exhaust fumes and carbon monoxide, according to Bloomberg.
More than 3,000 Ford Explorer owners reported that they suspect exhaust fumes have seeped into their vehicle cabins. Many fear carbon monoxide gas may have made them ill, and dozens of drivers have complained to regulators that the company’s recommended fix wasn’t effective, according to the report.
The complaints, which cover vehicles built between 2010 and 2018, carry high stakes for the second-largest U.S. automaker. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating drivers’ claims in 2016, then expanded the probe a year later after saying it had “preliminary evidence” of elevated carbon monoxide levels in some driving scenarios.