- January 12, 2017
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Mount Pleasant, SC
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2015 Explorer XLT
I saw an ABC report last night with a video, Austin TX police had 80 (I think) explorers with cracks in the exhaust pipes. It showed the cracks. Some of the explorers were administrative and hadn't been modified. They pulled all off the streets.
They have 397 actually. They only have 200 CVs and PI/Taurus sedans to replace them with.
I wonder how much outside temperature has to do with this. It seems like more southern agencies are having issues. I bought mine in January, and didn't notice the issue until late spring, when we started getting into the upper 80s.
A friend and I are going to be poking around with a combustible gas detector and an endoscope later today, to see if we can find anything on mine. Since it's only happening at higher RPM, I'm hoping that we can duplicate it with the vehicle parked and just holding the throttle enough to keep it over 3000 RPM, since I notice it during slower acceleration above 3000.