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 today. Our Fort Lauderdale defective product attorneys were 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 carbon monoxide 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.
Call Our Florida Defective Product Lawyers For 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 our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at 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. Call (954) 522-6601 today! Pay no fee until you win.