NHTSA has released a new report stating that the Ford Explorer will be expanding its probe into 1.33 million more Explorer units after more reports arrive claiming that that the exhaust odours can be detected in the vehicle compartment.
According to the report, there are currently 2700 complaints and a few more crashes that are believed to be related to the issue. It is said that the exposure to the carbon monoxide could be the reason for the crash.
This is not a new issue as the same probe was opened up back in 2016. At that time, 638,000 units of vehicles were affected by the issue and now more police and consumer SUVs will be affected by the issue as well.
It is believed that the exhaust manifold crack might be the reason behind the leak. They added that those affected by the leak might lose consciousness, feel light headed or have headaches.