Safety group urges recall of 1.3 million Ford Explorers

The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.

Why is Ford trying to address a carbon monoxide issue in more than 1.3 million Explorers without recalling the vehicles?” asked Center for Auto Safety Executive Director Jason Levine

“Instead of a patronizing suggestion that its customers are imagining things, what would actually provide consumers ‘peace of mind’ would be knowing that the interior of their vehicle provides a safe environment for themselves and their family. With something this potentially dangerous, the responsible step is a full recall – and if Ford will not do it, NHTSA should step in.”

The Center for Auto Safety is calling on Ford and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall 1.3 million model year 2011-2017 Ford Explorers over concerns that cabon monoxide (CO) is leaking into the cabin and poisoning drivers and occupants.

CO exposure, known as the silent killer because it contains no odor and presents as flu-like symptoms, kills more than 400 people per year in the U.S.

Read the full article from Consumer Affairs here.