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There's a lot that can go wrong in a Ford

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Carbon Monoxide and Exhaust Poisoning in Explorers

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Exhaust concerns have reached a fevered pitch for the 5th-generation Explorer. There are reports of nausea, headaches, and even carbon monoxide poisoning. Following multiple lawsuits, Ford reluctantly issued a “complimentary service” program. Just don’t call it a recall.

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Latch Failures Allow Doors to Fly Open

Ford is having a tough time with its door latches. The seemingly simple devices keep finding new ways to fail allowing doors to fly open while driving, or rebound and hit you when you go to close them. The issues have been investigated and recalled, but keep expanding to in...

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Door Ajar Light Won't Shut Off

Ford owners are dealing with a door ajar warning lights that won’t shut off. 2011-2013 Ford Edge owners, in particular, are having this problem in record numbers. The problem happens just outside the car’s standard warranty and has prompted a federal investigation.

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Explorer Cracked Rear Panel

If you own a 2002-2005 Explorer, chances are your rear lift-gate is cracked. It’s a widespread problem in all Ford-family SUVs from that generation, including the Mercury Mountaineer and Lincoln Aviator. But what’s causing the split?

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The Most Recalled Models

Ford generations that are better suited for the scrap yard

Recent Ford News

Ford’s Petition to Stop Takata Recall Has Been Denied

Like it or not, Ford is going to need to recall nearly 3 million vehicles with Takata airbags. Back in July, Ford filed a petition to delay the recalls so they could investigate the matter further.

Time’s up.

NHTSA says the request for additional testing by the automakers isn’t reasonable based on the data that has been collected.

This isn’t a no harm, no foul situation. Delaying the recall puts people’s lives at risk and it’s not a good look for Ford.

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2017 F-150 Could Remain in Gear, Even if Your Gear Shifter Says Otherwise

Ford is recalling 15,000 F-150’s from the 2017 model year. David Woods, reporting for CarComplaints.com:

The 2017 trucks are equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions that can remain in gear no matter where the gear shift lever is positioned. Ford says a pin that attaches the transmission shift linkage to the transmission can come out, leaving the shift lever unable to change gears.

In other words, the shift lever might say “park” while the transmission is still very much in “drive.” Until the fix is ready, now would be a very good time to become friends with your parking brake.

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Texas Police Officer Says Ford’s Negligence Resulted in Nerve Damage

Another day, another police officer accusing Ford of negligently poisoning them while on the job.

Austin police officer Ryan Hancock says his symptoms (nausea, headaches and vision problems ) continued the next day and caused him to seek medical help. According to the lawsuit, tests conducted at the hospital showed his symptoms were from carbon monoxide poisoning. Furthermore, the plaintiff says his nervous system has been damaged by the fumes.

Hancock is represented by Brian Chase, the same attorney repressing officer Zachary LaHood in another carbon monoxide lawsuit against the automaker.

A common theme in these lawsuits is pointing to a series of Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) which show Ford has known about the dangerous problem for years.

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