Becki’s Comment

//Becki’s Comment

Becki’s Comment

I just had my first problem last week with fumes inside the cabin. I have a brand new 2016 Platinum Explorer that I bought last summer. It’s been at the dealership for 4 days now and so far all I’m getting is “we don’t know”, it’s mechanically sound, everything is running fine… I’ve filed a complaint on the NHSTA website. Mine has the same twin turbo engine as the police vehicles and have read that those are susceptible to exhaust manifold cracking! I can not find anywhere that Ford has found a “fix” except that “maybe it’s the rubber gasket around the back, or something to do with the drain holes? Seriously? I told my husband tonight that I don’t even want it anymore. I’m terrified to even drive it at this point. At least when it was fumes/exhaust, I could smell it… I refuse to spend another $100-$200+ for a monoxide detector just to feel “safe” while driving.

I wish I had some more research prior to buying mine. Haven’t had to make a scene at the dealership yet but if one more technician tells me that there is nothing wrong.


Steve’s Comment

Thanks for sending in your comment. I echo what you said, if I knew then what I know now …..
You need to look out for your safety at this point
Have you has your vehicle inspected under Ford’s latest program ? What happened ?
To protect yourself, I would strongly advise the purchase of a Carbon Monoxide detector with a digital readout. This way YOU know if you are being poisoned. There are two models that I recommend:
Purchase a Carbon Monoxide detector that has a digital readout. Take the detector for a ride in your Explorer. Bring along a passenger to take a cell phone video. Send me the video via email & I will take it from there. There are two CO detectors that I recommend
T40 Rattler is available from Graingers. Part number 3TB75. Price is $239
Forensics is available on Amazon. The price is $99
Please think of the purchase of a CO detector as a way to protect you and your family. Its also a way for you to contribute to the effort of putting pressure on Ford to do the right thing. I work closely with the Center for Auto Safety and an independent toxicologist in keeping the pressure on Ford. We are using stories like yours to go to TV & print media to publicize. We are trying very hard to get as many stories as possible out there.
We are making progress but need your help
– Please keep me updated with your story
Good luck & stay safe
By | 2018-01-31T20:33:00+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

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  1. Sarah Kong January 25, 2018 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    FORENSICS specifically designed the CAR CO Detector for FORD EXPLORER leaking scenarios and the cheapest low level detector on the market that runs up to 12 months on the same batteries.

    Car & Vehicle Carbon Monoxide CO Detector by FORENSICS | Designed for Vehicle, Car, Police, UBER with a Stylish Alloy Body, Small, Light (3oz) | Robust Case with Versatile Stick-on Mount Options by FORENSICS Link:

    • Steve Simmons January 30, 2018 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      Looking forward to getting it in the mail. I will check it out and then make it available to Explorer owners to test their vehicles. I have its first stop identified already

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