Poisoned While Driving: Feds Expand Probe of Ford Explorer Exhaust Leaks

 In Automobile Defects, Personal Injury

Ford Explorer Exhaust Leaks

The federal government has announced it will extend its probe of 2011 – 2015 Ford Explorers after more than 2,700 complaints about exhaust leaking into the cabin. According to the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the leaks are the suspected cause of three crashes and at least 39 injuries.

“The alleged injuries…range from unspecified to loss of consciousness, with the majority indicating nausea, headaches or light-headedness,” the NHTSA stated. “One police incident alleged a crash with related injuries, and a second police incident reported a physiological injury allegedly from carbon monoxide (CO) exposure. Another reported police incident resulted in a rollover crash event with injuries.”

NHTSA also notes that Ford has issued technical service bulletins about exhaust odors in the cabin since December 2012, and it is unclear whether Ford ever fixed the issue. According to Automotive News, some owners reported that Ford’s repairs never fixed the problem.

If you or a loved one has experienced the symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure from a Ford Explorer, call the experienced auto accident attorneys at Pribanic & Pribanic for a free consultation. We have won cases for drivers and their families for decades, and you don’t owe us a dime until we’ve won your case for you, too.

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  • JoepublicVA

    When I heard about exhaust leaks in non-modified ford models I thought of the solution I used to fix my leaks. My leaks were at the connector flanges. Heat and vibration is the enemy of an exhaust system. I had reoccurring leaks and inspection failures. Nothing in the aftermarket retail worked to stop reoccurring leaks. I used a C Flange Bracket. No cutting, no welding. Simply install with longer bolts over existing flange or replace damaged flange with this C Flange Bracket and no leak. I passed my inspection using this product. See for yourselves.

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