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Videos Released Showing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Incidents from Ford Explorers

Do you remember the reports of carbon monoxide poisoning resulting from the use of certain Ford Explorers, including those used by Austin Police Department? Ford came under fire after a series of incidents that left officers hospitalized after breathing in toxic fumes that were being emitted by their vehicles. Now, several videos have been released showing the effects of the…
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Austin Police Getting Their Ford Explorers Back after Carbon Monoxide Issue

In July, nearly 400 Ford Explorers were pulled from the Austin Police Department. This happened due to a purported design defect in the vehicles, which lead to carbon monoxide leaks that were harming police officers. The problem became apparent earlier this year after a slew of police officers suffered injuries due to carbon monoxide. In Newport Beach, California, a police…
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When Will It End? More Officers Hospitalized Due to Defective Ford Explorers

It’s getting difficult to keep up with these Ford Explorer carbon monoxide poisoning stories. Over the course of the last few months, several police officers throughout the country have suffered exposure to elevated levels of the toxic gas. Many of those officers live right here in Austin. On Wednesday, July 9, another two officers received treatment due to exposure. The…
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5 More Possible Carbon Monoxide Poisonings for APD in One Weekend

The saga of the defective Ford Explorers continues. Between July 7 and July 8 of this year, five more incidents of leaking carbon monoxide in police Explorers were reported. On July 7, a carbon monoxide monitor inside two APD officers’ car started going off intermittently. Both officers continued their work. The monitor went off seven times. When they returned to…
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Are Defective Vehicles Harming Austin Police Officers?

Several police officers throughout the country have been harmed and even killed due to a silent, but deadly defect in their Ford Explorers. An officer in Newport Beach crashed his vehicle into a tree. Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Garner and Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson died when Garner’s SUV sped off the road in Modesto and crashed. And in…
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