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Concern mounts about exhaust odors, carbon monoxide in police Ford Explorers

Concern mounts about exhaust odors, carbon monoxide in police Ford Explorers

Ford Motor Co. and federal regulators are investigating concerns raised by police departments around the country about excessive carbon-monoxide levels and exhaust odors in their police Ford Explorers, causing officers to fall ill.

The Police Department in Austin, Texas, said it pulled nearly 400 Ford Explorers from its fleet after finding that 20 officers tested positive for elevated levels of carbon monoxide, including one who briefly blacked out behind the steering wheel.

And in Auburn, Mass., the Police Department said three of its officers had been sent to the hospital for “high carbon-monoxide levels” and that one officer was in a minor crash as a result.

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