Springfield police cars cleared of Ford recall

Springfield police have already taken action after reports that more than one million Ford Explorers could be unsafe.

Posted: Oct 19, 2017 6:18 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2017 6:18 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.-- Springfield police have already taken action after reports that more than one million Ford Explorers could be unsafe. Manufacturers say those vehicles are at risk for carbon monoxide leaks.

The vehicle is common among police departments around the country.

Springfield police say they they knew about the recall and looked into it months ago. 

"We purchased a meter so that we could monitor the climate inside of the vehicles to try and determine if we had that issue and we don't. We checked all of our fleet and it passed", said Lieutenant Scott McKee. 

An officer did report smelling carbon monoxide in one of the vehicles, but they determined it was not a leak related to the recall. 

While Springfield is not concerned about their vehicles, other police departments like Austin Police have pulled as many as 600 vehicles off the road. 

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