A police officer lost consciousness and crashed into a house. He has no memory of the accident. He had no drugs or alcohol in his system. After months of tests, doctors couldn't find a medical reason for why he blacked out and crashed. The officer learned about hundreds of other drivers complaining about exhaust (which contains carbon monoxide) leaking into the cabins of Explorers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into Ford Explorers, citing 154 complaints about Explorers made from 2011 - 2015. Those complaints have now grown to 450 complaints, also involving 2016 - 2017 models.
With close to one million on the road, the Ford Explorer is the best-selling midsize SUV in the country. But hundreds of customers say the vehicles might be making them sick. People who own the vehicles describe it as a sulfur or rotten egg smell coming into the car while they are driving. It’s exhaust, from the rear of the vehicle, and they worry it could be toxic carbon monoxide. This is definitely something to keep in mind if you currently own an Explorer. A carbon monoxide detector might be a good investment.