Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Ford Explorers
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After a slew of consumer complaints, The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) is investigating dangerous carbon monoxide leaks
in Ford Explorers. According to reports, some of these vehicles release
exhaust fumes, including carbon monoxide, into the passenger compartments
of the cars. Overexposure to fumes can lead to serious medical complications,
including brain damage and severe illness.
If you drive a Ford Explorer and believe that your vehicle is susceptible
to this defect,
speak with an auto defect attorney from
Kelley/Uustal was instrumental in discovering this serious issue and bringing
it to light when we represented a Florida mother who filed suit against
Ford for the defect and Ford's failures to immediately fix the problem.
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Protecting Your Family Through a Lawsuit
The legal team at Kelley/Uustal represents individuals affected by this
dangerous auto defect. In a recent case, one of our clients noticed the
smell of exhaust in her vehicle while accelerating. After a 30 minute
ride, the carbon monoxide levels in her vehicle were 132 parts per million.
Researchers consider that level hazardous to an individual's health.
The Ford dealership was unable to solve the problem, even after seven
attempts to fix the defect.
Hundreds of thousands of Ford Explorers may come with this dangerous defect.
Given enough time, the passenger cabins of the cars could fill up with
a dangerous amount of carbon monoxide. In fact, vehicle occupants, including
families with young children, reported carbon monoxide symptoms in the
faulty Ford Explorers. Other symptoms of carbon monoxide overexposure include:
- Shortness of Breath
- Blurry Vision
Was Ford Aware of the Problem?
According to some Explorer drivers, Ford was aware of the exhaust problem
but failed to take action to prevent consumer injuries. In a recent statement,
the manufacturer said that:
"Some 2011 through 2013 Explorer vehicles may exhibit an exhaust odor
in the vehicle with the auxiliary climate control system on."
Kelley/Uustal is currently representing a client who suffered the effects
of carbon monoxide poisoning while driving her Ford Explorer. The family
also has three young children who, after long car rides, started vomiting
even though they were not sick. Although Ford claims to be taking action
to fix the problem, it has not offered a solution to protect vehicles
occupants from exposure to dangerous fumes.
You May be Entitled to Compensation
If you drive a 2011 - 2015 Ford Explorer, you may be entitled to compensation
through lawsuit against Ford. As a manufacturer, Ford is responsible to
produce safe and reliable vehicles. Not only did it create a potentially
dangerous vehicle, but it failed to warn drivers of the possible risks
associated with the cars.
If you believe that your Ford Explorer is releasing dangerous amounts of
carbon monoxide into the vehicle cabin, contact Kelley/Uustal today. With
a 100-year legacy of legal innovation behind us, we are ready to put our
experience to work for your case.
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