Palmview Police Checking for Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Units

5 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Wednesday, August 02 2017 Aug 2, 2017 August 02, 2017 5:25 PM August 02, 2017 in News

UPDATE (10:30 p.m.): Ford Motors sent out a press release addressing Ford Explorers law enforcement use. The entire statement can be found here.


PALMVIEW – The Palmview Police Department is taking preemptive action on its fleet of patrol units.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding a probe into 1.3 million Ford Explorers from the 2011 to 2017 model years over mounting reports of exhaust odors inside the cabin.

The department currently has five Ford Explorer units.

Palmview Police Cpt. Saul Uvalle said they’ve asked officers who drive the units to report if they feel any symptoms of carbon monoxide.

 “As a precautionary measure, we have ordered carbon monoxide detectors to be placed in each of the vehicles. And that’s just until these issues get resolved for these types of vehicles,” he explained.

Uvalle said they haven’t experienced issues with their units.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas. The symptoms of carbon monoxide include fatigue, headache, dizziness and can lead to death. 

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