Ford is taking action to address concerns of law enforcement professionals reporting exhaust entering the cabin of some Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles.
Ford’s investigation is ongoing. However, we have discovered holes and unsealed spaces in the rear of some Police Interceptor Utilities that had police equipment installed after leaving Ford’s factory. When police or fire departments install customized emergency lighting, radios and other equipment, they have to drill wiring access holes into the rear of the vehicle. If the holes are not properly sealed, it creates an opening where exhaust could enter the cabin.
To address these concerns, Ford will cover the costs of specific repairs in every Police Interceptor Utility that may have this concern, regardless of age, mileage or aftermarket modifications made after purchase.
Ford will fix improperly modified vehicles at no cost to customers; Ford will:
•Check and seal off the rear of the vehicle where exhaust can enter
•Provide a new air conditioning calibration that brings in more fresh air during heavy acceleration typical of police driving
•Check for engine codes that could indicate a damaged exhaust manifold
We have already helped some police customers inspect and repair their vehicles and will share full instructions with Ford dealers and repair centers in the coming weeks. Customers who believe their vehicle may be experiencing an issue should bring it to a Ford dealer.