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Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
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Months after Ford acknowledged carbon monoxide leaks in police versions of Explorer SUVs, federal regulators are now looking at the potential of similar problems in civilian vehicles.

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NHTSA has more than 2,700 complaints about Explorer carbon monoxide leaks. In July, the agency upgraded its investigation to an "engineering analysis," which is one step short of a recall.

Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, but Explorer owners say they smell exhaust fumes, which contain the poisonous gas.

In technical service bulletins to dealers, Ford acknowledges an "exhaust odor" that may "smell like sulfur" and worsen when the climate control is on.



GetCocky11
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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
Found On Roadside Dead is supposed to refer to the vehicle, not the people inside the vehicle.


dewster
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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
Our local PD just ditched their Fords for Chargers and Tahoes because of this.


Black n Gold
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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
My wife drives an Explorer. There is no denying that exhaust fumes find their way into the cabin. Happens mostly when you punch the gas, which is why my wife never noticed it.


member12
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Found On Roadside Dead is supposed to refer to the vehicle, not the people inside the vehicle.



Maybe just found on road unconscious.


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goofball
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My wife drives an Explorer.


Does it have truck nuts?


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Hammertime
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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
So it's a leak at the exhaust manifold or collector? Seems like an easy fix that some cheap company doesn't want to pay for


member12
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So it's a leak at the exhaust manifold or collector? Seems like an easy fix that some cheap company doesn't want to pay for


Police fleet managers say that the problem is a cracked exhaust manifold. Supposedly it is a very common problem with V6 Fords.
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Hammertime
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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
So Ford doesn't want to be stuck with the bill? I understand they might have to tilt the engine (don't know about the room under there), but damn, it's not that complicated


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So Ford doesn't want to be stuck with the bill?


They initially blamed it on police radios.


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dewster
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So it's a leak at the exhaust manifold or collector? Seems like an easy fix that some cheap company doesn't want to pay for



It's been a known problem for over 3 years.


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Bmath
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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
Carbon monoxide poising is acute and causes asphyxiation as it binds more readily to hemoglobin than oxygen. I know of no long-term effects from small amounts that do not cause you to lose consciousness.

Now, you could possibly argue that you are being exposed to particulate matter, NOx, and perhaps BTEX in the exhaust fumes.


Hammertime
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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
Police radios have been putting out CO for years. The engines inside those radios are so inefficient


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TennesseeFan25
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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
Really fricking annoying as that's my wife's leisure vehicle and we have a 3 and 1 year old.

I understand it's not likely, but that doesn't mean it's not bull shite or a concern.


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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
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Carbon monoxide poising is acute and causes asphyxiation as it binds more readily to hemoglobin than oxygen. I know of no long-term effects from small amounts that do not cause you to lose consciousness. 

Now, you could possibly argue that you are being exposed to particulate matter, NOx, and perhaps BTEX in the exhaust fumes.



Small amounts could affect your ability to operate a machine safely. CO causes drowsiness, headaches, etc even in small quanities


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member12
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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
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Really fricking annoying as that's my wife's leisure vehicle and we have a 3 and 1 year old.


If you are concerned, I am sure a trusted, independent mechanic would be happy to check for an exhaust manifold leak.


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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
what u get for buying shitty ford vehicle


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biglego
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Oh no, I hope my Tundra is still safe


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3deadtrolls
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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
If this gets big, current Explorers are going to be worth about as much as Explorers were when they were rolling over from blowouts.


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SamuelClemens
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re: Ford Explorer owners say their cars poisoned them
It would happen in my Wrangler when I had the bikini top on and idling.


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