Owners of Ford Explorers across the country are on alert as reports continue to flood in about the vehicles being vulnerable to allowing carbon monoxide poisoning. Nearly 3,000 complaints of exposure have been received thus far, and the National Highway Safety Administration is teaming with Ford to investigate the problem.
In this issue, we’ll talk about what’s going on and share tips for how you can reduce your chances of being exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning in your vehicle.
WHAT’S GOING ON WITH FORD AND CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING?
Many police departments rely heavily upon Ford Explorers; they’re specially-made versions are called Ford Interceptors. The police department in Austin, Texas pulled almost 400 Ford Interceptors from its fleet after 20 officers tested positive for elevated levels of carbon monoxide.
WHAT’S CAUSING THE CARS TO EXPERIENCE CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING?
Ford maintains that the issues are isolated to law enforcement vehicles only, and say that modifications to specific to the police cars through holes that were made to install emergency police equipment.
It’s important to keep in mind other ways that you can get carbon monoxide poisoning in your vehicle, including:
HOW CAN I REDUCE MY CHANCES OF EXPOSURE TO CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING?
There are quite a few proactive things you can do, including:
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