Skip to comments.Some of APD's Ford Explorer SUVs going back into service
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 ...
These were the Stingray-equipped units.
Audi 5000 syndrome.
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.
the problem is aftermarket modifications not OEM
ADP has 400 Ford Explorers? How many police officers do they have?
It was my understanding that the aftermarket mods created this problem.
Probsbly driling mounting holes in/into things best left undrilled.
It was not a Ford caused problem. It was poorly sealed openings due to after sale equipment installation.
Well, they could always drive around with the windows open.
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