Safety authorities from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have actually opened an examination into possible exposure to carbon monoxide gas in latest models of the Ford Motor Co. f Explorer SUVs, the regulator’s webpage showed on Tuesday.
The investigation into design year 2011 to 2015 Explorer SUVs begin last Friday by NHTSA which stated it has recognized 154 complaints of passengers smelling exhaust odors in the resident compartment, and that a few of the vehicle owners revealed issues about exposure to carbon monoxide gas.
“We will work together with NHTSA on this investigation as we always do,” a Ford spokesperson stated.
NHTSA typically opens an investigation to identify if there is requirement for a recall of the vehicles involved. An examination can result in a recall however does not always.
One crash has actually been reported that is connected to the possible risk, and no injuries, NHTSA stated.
Federal authorities did not state how lots of Explorer SUVs would be impacted by the investigation.
The issue has been discovered, some Explorer owners informed NHTSA, when the car is at complete throttle such as climbing steep hills, or when the air-conditioning facility is recirculating air into the cabin.