Crash test helped find the most dangerous place in the cabin of Ford ExplorerDecember 11, 2019
Ford has not solved the problem with driver safety in an accident
The American Institute for Highway Safety Insurance (IIHS) conducted a new-generation Ford Explorer crash test. Experts came to the conclusion that despite some improvements, the automaker could not solve the problem with driver safety, which is also characteristic of the pre-reform model.
It is a collision with incomplete overlap. With such a blow, the front of the car is deformed in such a way that there is a high risk of injury to the driver’s left foot. At the same time, the protection of other passengers in the cabin is provided at a high level. Thus, the most insecure place in such an accident is a driver’s seat.
As a result, Explorer did not get the highest score, even though the SUV coped with the rest of the tests – side and frontal impacts.
Earlier, due to another problem with this model, Ford received fifty lawsuits. Owners of Explorer complained en masse that they had been poisoned by exhaust gases entering the passenger compartment. It was found that the smell of exhaust appears when the gas pedal is fully pressed in combination with the climate control operating in the recirculation mode.
The automaker himself did not agree with the accusations – Ford insists that Explorer fully complies with the requirements in the US. But the fact is that local law does not clearly regulate the permissible content of colorless toxic gas in the air, which can affect health.
They have been talking about the problem since 2016 and the company was even forced to take some action. For example, Ford has already bought 100 SUVs from dissatisfied owners, and has also carried out a repair campaign.
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