Are Ford Explorers Making People Sick?
Are Ford Explorers Making People Sick?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Ford Explorers, following claims that the SUVs are making people sick. According to the Center for Auto Safety, carbon monoxide from the vehicles’ exhaust is leaking into the interior of vehicles. The consumer safety group reports that the NHTSA has received at least 1,381 complaints of the issue in model years 2011 to 2017 Explorers.

Vehicle owners have complained about dizziness, nausea and vomiting from inhaling the exhaust. Some However, Ford has dismissed safety advocates’ requests to recall the vehicles. The automaker says it has not found any problems with carbon monoxide entering the vehicles’ cabins. Ford has acknowledged that there is a carbon monoxide issue with vehicles sold for police use. But they insist the issues were caused by after-market modification not handled by Ford.

Center for Auto Safety Urges Ford to Recall Explorers

Last month, the Center for Auto Safety sent a second request to Ford CEO Jim Hackett to recall 1.33 million Ford Explorers for carbon monoxide leaks. So far, the automaker is only offering owners a “free service” from the dealership to reduce their concern. Federal officials continue to evaluate the complaints, and are encouraging owners to contact dealers if they are concerned about their vehicle. Anyone noticing exhaust odor from their vehicle or symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning should report the problem to the NHTSA.

“Carbon monoxide poisoning is dangerous and can even be deadly. It is unconscionable that Ford is not recalling these vehicles. It’s time for them to take responsibility for this issue for the sake of their customers,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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