There’s a new Explorer carbon monoxide lawsuit in town, and this one is expanding the size of the problem.
“[Plaintiff Mary] Boatner says that on July 6 she drove the Explorer from Alabama to Michigan and noticed a strong chemical odor. Ms. Boatner rolled down her windows for fresh air but the odor was still there … When Ms. Boatner arrived in Michigan, and for several days thereafter, she allegedly experienced restlessness, lack of focus, fatigue, nausea and headaches.
Mrs. Boatner owns a 2017 Explorer, which falls outside the scope of the current NHTSA investigation.
There were hints the problem was bigger than just the 2011-2015 model years. Ford’s own program to fix Police Interceptor Explorers included the 2016-2017 model years.
The lawsuit says the problem exists in the newest Explorers, and interesting names the 2007-2013 Ford Edge and 2007-2015 Lincoln MKX as well.