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NHTSA looks into Ford Explorer carbon monoxide issue

  • The NHTSA discloses it will open an investigation into Ford (F) Explorers after receiving complaints of carbon monoxide entering the passenger compartment.
  • Ford Explorers from model years 2011 and 2014 could be part of the review.
  • The discovery process of a class action lawsuit filed against Ford on the issue led to the disclosure that the automaker issued a technical services bulletin in 2012 which seemed to be related to the issue.
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  • nautor42
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    Cripes, can't these auto guys get anything right? They've only been at it for a 100 years..
    20 Jun 2014, 05:19 PM Reply Like
  • crazty4tennis
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    I am so disappointed with Ford. I thought when Alan Mullaly stepped on board the company was finally going to be doing great. Well it has under his leadership, however, now he's set to retire soon and this debacle happens. Another hole in the dike for Ford and the stock. You plug up one hole and another one gushes out. Its like having a pimple and you fight like hell to dry it up and another one popes up. I hope this debacle will be a passing thing and no lawsuit, anything for that matter, slows Ford down even more. When Mullaly retires Mr. Fields is to take over and from what I understand he has been with Ford for a long time and knows the company very well. Well I hope so for him, Ford, and the consumer.
    20 Jun 2014, 05:38 PM Reply Like
  • crazty4tennis
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    Yes! Ford sends notices to every owner of the Explorer about the problem and its up to the owner to bring in the vehicle to have the problem remedied at no cost to the owner. Ford Motor Company pays for these fixes not the owner. FIY.
    20 Jun 2014, 09:26 PM Reply Like
  • avengerc4
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    FYI I don't think manufacturers send out notices or letters for TSB's. Still long ford (first on race day).
    22 Jun 2014, 09:55 AM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    TSB notices typically don't get sent out to customers, but one can find them posted on NHTSA's website.
    22 Jun 2014, 10:55 AM Reply Like
  • J38765
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    The Ford faithful have gone missing. They don't understand that Ford already had it's home run year and it didn't move the stock. Ford is dead money! If 2013 didn't get the stock to break out nothing will. The good news is that there probably isn't much downside risk. The bad news is the out of control warranty costs they experienced last quarter are about to really explode as they deal with this issue on top existing quality issues.
    21 Jun 2014, 10:39 AM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    Clearly this is Eco-Turd related.

     

    Modern emissions regs are now so stringent, that post catalyst CO emissions are nearly non-existent.

     

    Pre catalyst gasses are likely leaking from faulty turbo plumbing into the engine compartment, then getting into HVAC air intakes , or being injected into coolant via Turbo housing seals. Then leaking into into HVAC heat exchangers.
    Gasket failure from too small, overstressed engines, on the boil under boost, too often.

     

    Eco-Turd, the gift that keeps on giving.

     

    Reliability & durability issues,
    warranty costs,
    recalls,
    fuel mileage misrepresentation lawsuits,
    poor real world fuel mileage.

     

    Now toxic gas.

     

    This should end well (sarcasm)
    21 Jun 2014, 06:01 PM Reply Like
  • sethmcs
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    Damn I should of had a V8.....:)
    21 Jun 2014, 06:22 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    Yep,

     

    The V-8 costs less to build too, all while the Silverado V-8 gets better MPG than the Eco-boost V-6

     

    Those 8 extra valves, 3 extra camshafts, 2 turbochargers, along with their plumbing (both exhaust & intake) don't come for free ya know.

     

    The two extra pistons and connecting rods are probably less money than all that stuff.

     

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    21 Jun 2014, 06:42 PM Reply Like
  • lemm
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    When I first read about the new Eco-Boost I was thinking that it had to be hard on such a small engine.I haven't read much about it lately ,but wonder how long it will be,before they start blowing up?
    22 Jun 2014, 08:48 AM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    Eco-turd disasters

     

    Just wait 'till the warranties start going out on these things. Intake valve deposits due to Direct injection (no fuel detergents normally flow thru intake valves), cannot even be cleaned without hurting Turbos & Catalytic converters.

     

    http://bit.ly/1yFOj2Q
    23 Jun 2014, 01:26 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    Ford's solution. Change cylinder heads every 20K miles, LOL

     

    You can't make this stuff up.

     

    http://bit.ly/1yGprI9
    23 Jun 2014, 04:29 PM Reply Like
  • lemm
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    Interesting videos,1980XL.In1988 I bought a new S-10 FWD Chevy pick up,I drove it back and forth to work until 2004 when I retired,I gave it to my sons for their deer camp,and it still runs,I would have had to put 34 heads on it, counting both sides.LOL.
    24 Jun 2014, 09:30 AM Reply Like
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