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Some of APD's Ford Explorer SUVs going back into service
CBS Austin ^ | Oct. 3, 2017 | CBS Austin

Posted on 10/03/2017 4:47:28 PM PDT by bgill

Some of the Austin Police Department's Ford Explorer SUVs are going back into service.

APD took almost 400 of the patrol vehicles out of service due to carbon monoxide leaks. They say detectors inside the explorers went off 70 times. Several officers were sickened. In two months, 10 vehicles have been repaired. APD says it ran its own tests on the repaired vehicles, and they are now being transitioned back into service.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsaustin.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: carbonmonoxide; fordexplorer
Austin PD had to take 400 new vehicles out of service back in July, though the problem had already been months old, because officers were getting sick and hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning. It has been months and months and Ford is just now admitting something is wrong and finally fixing the vehicles.
1 posted on 10/03/2017 4:47:28 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

These were the Stingray-equipped units.


2 posted on 10/03/2017 4:48:58 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: bgill

Audi 5000 syndrome.


3 posted on 10/03/2017 4:50:59 PM PDT by Autonomous User (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: bgill
Fords?

I've owned quite a few, in fact more Fords than all other makes, combined.

Then, it occurred to me that every time I buy a UAW-built car, I'm contributing to the Dem party.

I now own a superb Honda (built in USA by skilled, non-UAW hands).

I was hoping for a good car; it happens to be the finest car I've ever owned.

Hopefully I did not take the thread too far sideways.

4 posted on 10/03/2017 4:52:03 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except for convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: txhurl

the problem is aftermarket modifications not OEM


5 posted on 10/03/2017 4:58:31 PM PDT by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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To: bgill

ADP has 400 Ford Explorers? How many police officers do they have?


6 posted on 10/03/2017 5:02:30 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (You couldn't pay me enough to be famous for being stupid!)
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To: bgill

It was my understanding that the aftermarket mods created this problem.


7 posted on 10/03/2017 5:04:30 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (You couldn't pay me enough to be famous for being stupid!)
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To: Tenacious 1

1600.


8 posted on 10/03/2017 5:08:12 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: vooch

Probsbly driling mounting holes in/into things best left undrilled.


9 posted on 10/03/2017 5:08:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: bgill

It was not a Ford caused problem. It was poorly sealed openings due to after sale equipment installation.


10 posted on 10/03/2017 5:14:25 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: bgill

Well, they could always drive around with the windows open.


11 posted on 10/04/2017 2:51:35 PM PDT by PAR35
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