Some owners of Ford Explorers say deadly carbon monoxide fumes are still leaking into the cabin of their SUVs even after repairs done by the manufacturer. According to a News 4 Consumer investigation, while Ford has insisted that its vehicles are safe and tried to make consumers happy by announcing a free fix for more than 1 million Explorers, the complaints keep coming to Safercar.gov, which is the complaint database for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Repairs Aren’t Cutting It
One consumer from Maryland says the exhaust continues to seep into the cabin affecting his family’s health. Another Explorer owner in Mississippi says the repair has not resolved the problem and exhaust fumes still leak into the passenger cabin. The Center for Auto Safety, a consumer safety advocacy group, has called for the immediate recall of 1.3 million Ford Explorers, model years 2011 to 2017.
The organization has questioned whether the repair is being done correctly or if some other fix is needed to resolve the issue. NHTSA has issued a statement saying an investigation into the problem is ongoing and that they are conducting field inspections and monitoring Ford’s customer service campaigns for its effectiveness. Ford has issued a statement saying that its repairs are effective.
Urgent Need for a Recall
What Ford has done here is essentially sidestep a potentially expensive recall campaign by issuing a technical service bulletin that should cost them much less. But, what the public needs to know is that Ford is putting profits ahead of the safety of consumers. Each day Ford holds back on the recall, it is putting millions of owners of these defective and dangerous vehicles at risk. The auto defect lawyers at Bisnar Chase are representing police officers and civilians who have been affected by lethal carbon monoxide gas leaking into vehicle compartments.
Drivers may lose consciousness and cause a major injury crash. Many others have also reported experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness and confusion. If you or a loved one has been injured due to these defective vehicles, it is important that you promptly contact an experienced auto defect attorney who will remain on your side, fight for your rights and help you secure the compensation you rightfully deserve.