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The Center for Auto Safety on Tuesday posted a letter to Ford CEO Jim Hackett urging the automaker to recall 1.3 million Explorers for carbon monoxide leaks.
Starting next summer, Ford will sell a plug-in hybrid version of its Fusion-based police sedan that will have an electric range of 21 miles.
Ford said it will offer free repairs to North American owners of more than 1.4 million Explorer SUVs to help ensure that carbon monoxide and other exhaust gases cannot get into the vehicles.
Ford said it will pay to repair police versions of its Ford Explorer SUVs to correct possible carbon monoxide leaks that may be linked to crashes and injuries.
NHTSA is upgrading a probe into 1.33 million Ford Explorer SUVs over reports of exhaust odors in vehicle compartments and exposure to carbon monoxide.
Ford is recalling nearly 21,000 2013-17 police and civilian models of its popular Explorer crossover in Canada.
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