- July 10, 2016
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- Year, Model & Trim Level
- '17 XLT
I think you missed touching on the most important part (at least to me) of Kay's post. If not sealing seams was such a cost saving measure in the assembly of the Explorer and that's what is leading to this issue, wouldn't this issue likely carry over to other Ford vehicles as well? If it saves you money on building 'vehicle A' it's safe to assume the same cost saving measure would be present in manufacturing vehicles B, C, D and E as well, right? Yet this problem seems to be isolated to just one model...the Explorer.You would think Ford would have fixed such obvious design and assembly flaws sooner, but what if Ford deliberately made the choice not to in the early years before the nhtsa investigation opened as the result of some cost benefit analysis?
Sealing seams and holes correctly takes a lot of human time (especially if pressure tested afterwards) and this makes it expensive.
That Ford still has not equipped its dealers with CO detectors is proof that it is not trying very hard to find and fix the problem
Not trying to argue with you, just thought that part of her comment seemed fairly important.