Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Massachusetts Police Department Pulls 9 Vehicles | NBC Nightly News


OFF THE STREETS. NBC’S GABE GUTIERREZ HAS THE LATEST.>>Reporter: POLICE IN AUBURN, MASSACHUSETTS, SAY THE OFFICER DRIVING A 2017 MODIFIED FORD EXPLORER PASSED OUT BEHIND THE WHEEL AND SLAMMED INTO ANOTHER CAR. TONIGHT AFTER TESTING, THE DEPARTMENT HAS PULLED ANOTHER NINE VEHICLES FROM SERVICE DUE TO HIGH LEVELS OF CARBON MONOXIDE.>>WE’VE ORDERED CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS, WHICH WILL BE DELIVERED AND INSTALLED BY TOMORROW MORNING FOR EVERY VEHICLE THAT WE HAVE REMAINING ON THE STREET.>>Reporter: FORD SAYS SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. AND WE ARE CONCERNED FOR THOSE INVOLVED. WE ARE WORKING WITH THE AUBURN POLICE DEPARTMENT AND HAVE A TEAM IN MASSACHUSETTS ON THE WAY TO INSPECT THEIR VEHICLES AND MODIFICATIONS MADE TO THEM.>>Reporter: CITING MORE THAN 2700 COMPLAINTS, FEDERAL REGULATORS RECENTLY EXPANDED THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO 2011 TO 2017 FORD EXPLORERS INCLUDING CIVILIAN MODELS, THOUGH FORD SAYS DRIVERS OF NONPOLICE EXPLORERS SHOULD NOT BE WORRIED.>>WE’VE NOT FOUND ELEVATED LEVELS OF CARBON MONOXIDE IN ANY FORD EXPLORER. WHILE THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF EXHAUST ODORS IN SOME EXPLORERS, THOSE INSTANCES ARE UNRELATED TO CARBON MONOXIDE, WHICH IS ODORLESS.>>Reporter: IN AUBURN, MASSACHUSETTS, TWO MORE OFFICERS HOSPITALIZED AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR CARBON MONOXIDE, AS POLICE I

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