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Galveston PD Pulls Some Ford Explorers From Fleet, Amid Carbon Monoxide Concerns

Ford said it has discovered holes and unsealed spaces in the back of some Police Interceptors that had equipment installed after leaving Ford’s factory.

Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer

This comes after the Austin Police Department took over four hundred of its Explorers off the road. Officials said more than 20 Austin officers were exposed to carbon monoxide.

Media outlets are now reporting the Galveston Police Department removed 27 Explorers as a precautionary measure until they can be checked.

A spokeswoman for the Houston Police Department recently said they haven't gotten reports of any problems with their Explorers. They have a little over 400 in service.

In a statement last month, Ford said it has discovered holes and unsealed spaces in the back of some Police Interceptors that had equipment installed after leaving Ford’s factory.

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