NHTSA Investigating Exhaust Leaks in Ford Explorers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into more than 600,000 Ford Explorers following 154 complaints of exhaust leaks. This investigation includes model years 2011-2015 and revolves around exhaust leaking into the cab of the vehicle during full throttle driving or when the air-conditioner is on recirculation mode. Ford has released two technical service bulletins (TSB) to alert dealers to this potential problem, but a recall has not yet been issued. It is possible that a full recall will follow the NHTSA’s investigation.

Recall or no, exhaust leaking into the cab of a vehicle is undoubtedly worrisome. If you or a loved one own a Ford Explorer manufactured between 2011 and 2015, please be sure to have your car checked by your local dealership to help guard against future injury.

When a TSB is issued, dealerships are made aware of a problem. Owners of the vehicles however are not notified until a recall is issued. Neither a TSB nor a recall waive a company’s liability if their vehicles cause injury. If you or a loved one are injured due to exhaust that has entered the cab of your car, truck, or SUV through a leak, the Vermont defective vehicle attorneys at Van Dorn, Curtiss, Rousseau & Ross, PLLC can help. We know how to investing these claims to identify the liable party, and are prepared to take your case as far as needed to secure every penny you are due.


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