The Ford Motor Company says it will pay for all the police car that may have carbon monoxide leaking into the passenger compartments.
Right now, those claims of unsafe police cruisers are being investigated by the federal government. Regulators have received 2,700 complaints of Ford Explorers leaking carbon monoxide -- and the police department in Austin, Texas, has pulled its entire fleet of Explorers off the road.
The company says it is also looking into the matter and has discovered holes and in some vehicles, where police equipment was installed after the vehicle left the factory.
Ford executive vice president of product development and purchasing Hau Thai-Tang released a statement saying, “Safety is our top priority. We have not found elevated levels of carbon monoxide in regular Ford Explorers. To address police customers who drive modified vehicles in unique ways, we are covering the costs of specific repairs in every Police Interceptor Utility that may have carbon monoxide concerns.”
Ford says drivers of regular Explorers should not be worried, but if any driver thinks they have a carbon monoxide leak in a vehicle, it can be taken to a dealer for an inspection.