Ford to Refurbish Police Vehicles in the U.S. after Major Carbon Monoxide Concerns
Ford Motor Company disclosed on Friday, July 28, 2017, that it will pay for the repair and renovation of the police version of Ford Explorer SUVs to take care of any carbon monoxide leaks that might be connected to injuries and crashes after the regulators in the United States escalated a detailed investigation for 1.33 million cars. The company said it will recover the cost of certain repairs in each and every Explorer SUV related to Police Interception that may require after-market fitting of police apparatus. Ford mentioned that the amendments might have caused some holes in the vehicle’s underbody.
In a statement given to the reporters, Ford said that “if the holes do not get sealed properly, they tend to create an outlet where exhaust can enter the cabin.” The company acted to overcome apprehensions by some police departments regarding the safety of police officers. In Texas, the city of Austin said on Friday that it was eliminating all four hundred Ford Explorer SUVs from the city. Numerous media outlets in Texas noticed a city memo that quoted twenty police officers have been identified to have increased levels of carbon monoxide and three out of those twenty have not come back to work ever since.
The company said it did not find higher levels of carbon monoxide in any of the regular For Explorers, however, NHTSA has started investigating the reports related to exhaust odors in all those cars. Ford has not mentioned the amount they are expected to pay for the repairs of police cars and added that the investigation is still under process. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) quoted it was expanding and upgrading an enquiry for 1.33 million Ford Explorer SUV cars for the reports of exhaust odors in the car compartments. Police have described two car crashes that are likely to be linked to the exposure of carbon monoxide and a third accident that involved injuries due to carbon monoxide exposure.
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