Ford Explorer Exhaust Leak Injuries
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A year-long investigation into complaints against the Ford Explorer line
of sport utility vehicles has found that more than 1.3 million vehicles
could have an issue that results in exhaust leaks allowing the fumes,
which contain high amounts of carbon monoxide, to enter the cabin of the
vehicle. As a result, drivers have reportedly experienced nausea, headaches,
and even losses in consciousness that have resulted in accidents and serious
injuries to vehicle drivers and their occupants.
If you have suffered a serious illness or injury as a result of an exhaust
leak issue with one of these vehicles, you do have rights as a consumer
and may be eligible to receive compensation. For over 23 years, Duck Law
Firm, LLC has provided quality counsel and aggressive representation for
clients who have sustained injuries in all types of automotive issues,
including those injured as a result of recalls or other major defects
as well as serious accidents. We have successfully recovered millions
of dollars on behalf of our clients, and firmly believe that everyone
deserves the high-quality counsel and representation they need when they
have been wrongfully impacted by a faulty product.
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Affected Models & Solutions
The vehicles in question are Ford Explorers that were manufactured between
the model years of 2011 to 2017. To date, more than 2,700 complaints have
been filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and
directly with the Ford Motor Company regarding this defect. While the
NHTSA has not yet issued a full recall for these vehicles, the study has
been upgraded to an “engineering analysis,” which is the last
step before doing so.
Drivers and vehicle passengers reported experiencing the following symptoms
as a result of these exhaust leaks:
- Loss of consciousness
- Difficulty breathing
- Horrible smells in the car
The leaks allowed dangerous carbon monoxide gas to reach the cabin of the
vehicle. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that
can cause serious health problems in anyone. Overexposure to carbon monoxide
can cause loss of consciousness, and continued high levels of exposure
can even result in permanent brain damage, asphyxiation, or even fatal
Ford has issued service bulletins for some of these vehicles, which means
they are aware of the problem and working towards a solution. If you have
a concern about this issue and have a vehicle you believe may be impacted,
bring your vehicle to your local dealer and reference service bulletin
For more information, speak with a representative from Duck Law Firm, LLC today.
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