Sec­ond city pulls SUVs over leak fears

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

GALVESTON, Texas — A city in south­east Texas has taken dozens of Ford Ex­plorer SUVs out of ser­vice be­cause of con­cerns about car­bon monox­ide leaks.

Galveston an­nounced Tues­day that it’s pulling more than 30 ve­hi­cles from ser­vice. Most of them are used by the Po­lice Depart­ment.

Ford Mo­tor Co. of­fi­cials have said there could be dan­ger­ous leaks in some of the ve­hi­cles that have been mod­i­fied for po­lice use. The leaks could cause car­bon monox­ide to en­ter an SUV’s cab.

Com­pany of­fi­cials said it will pay to re­pair the leaks in po­lice ve­hi­cles.

Car­bon monox­ide is a col­or­less, odor­less gas. Ex­po­sure to it can cause headaches, dizzi­ness, un­con­scious­ness and death.

Last week Austin po­lice pulled nearly 400 Ford Ex­plorer pa­trol ve­hi­cles off the streets be­cause of sim­i­lar con­cerns.

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