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.
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