Second city pulls SUVs over leak fears
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.