Ford to Inspect and Repair 1.3 million Explorers over Exhaust Fumes

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In September of 2016 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it would investigate owner complaints related to dangerous exhaust fumes leaking into the Explorer’s cabin.

The complaints stated that fumes were seeping into the compartment when the vehicle was operating at full throttle, or when the air conditioning system was in re-circulation mode.

One man reported having brought his Explorer into a Ford dealer five times, but nothing being done.

Now Ford says it will inspect and repair 1.3 million model 2011 to 2015 Ford Explorer SUVs.

The free inspections will serve as a mean to quell owner concerns about exhaust or carbon monoxide leaks.

Customers can take their vehicles, regardless off warranty status, to a Ford dealer for this service. The program will run November 1st through December 31st.

 

 

Sources:

https://consumerist.com/2016/07/08/nhtsa-investigating-ford-explorers-over-concerns-exhaust-could-enter-cabin/

https://consumerist.com/2017/10/13/ford-to-inspect-repair-1-3m-explorers-over-exhaust-fumes/

http://abc13.com/automotive/more-than-13-million-ford-vehicles-could-be-recalled/2542921/