Ford Again, Again 0

Ford-Again-AgainSorry for this in advance, but Ford may have to issue another recall, and it is in the United States again. So yes, this article will be another recall based piece. This specific recall (which has actually yet to happen) is rather interesting because of the source of the problem. The vehicle affected is the Ford Explorer possibly built between 2011 and 2015, which is all that is really known at this moment in time.

The reason for why there hasn’t been a recall and there is such little information available to us, is because Ford are investigating the problem as we speak. They have no idea what has happened and how to fix the problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received 154 complaints so far about these 2011-2015 Explorers, which tend to emit gas inside the SUV’s cabin. This must be an extremely worrying sign for any driver. What is the gas? Why is it occurring? What can be done to prevent it?

There is no answer to these questions. We previously stated that Ford is still investigating the issue and hence, nothing will be known for some while. The information we have available concerns the fuel throttle. When this pedal is pushed down fully, then gas emits into the cabin. Therefore, with ramps, shopping centres and steep roads, a potentially dangerous gas is filling many drivers’ cabins. Ford has sold roughly 950,000 Explorers and it is so far unknown how many may be effected by this specific problem.

The main issue is the fact that nothing is yet known about this gas. Ford has apparently been excellent in the fact that they have been in full cooperation, and are pressing investigations with much rigour. Although there have been no injuries or fatalities, there has been a low speed crash caused through the distraction of the gas. Hopefully this problem will be sorted out soon…