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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2012 Ford Explorer exhaust system problems

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2012 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 042013


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The contact owns a 2012 Ford Explorer. The contact noticed an abnormal odor through the vents when the air conditioner or heater was activated. The contact also noticed a loud noise coming from the area of the exhaust while fumes consumed the interior of the vehicle for years. The contact reported the failure to the manufacturer and they provided no odor testing as well as no specific recommendation to the dealer for a repair solution. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was not available.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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