U.S. closes Ford SUV exhaust odor probe without seeking recall

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(Corrects spelling error in headline) By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. auto safety regulators on Monday closed a six-year-old investigation into 1.47 million Ford Explorer SUVs over reports of exhaust odors in vehicle compartments and exposure to carbon monoxide without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)said it had conducted an in-depth investigation first opened in July 2016 that included review of over 6,500 consumer complaints over 2011-2017 model year vehicles, including police versions of the SUV, and found no evidence of a safety is…

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