Ford says its police SUV repairs 'worked well'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Ford Motor Company says "the methods and parts we've utilized to repair Austin's vehicles have worked well to address" carbon monoxide concerns -- even though the city's police department says one such repaired Ford Explorer is being pulled off the road because of continuing problems.   

Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said that during a Friday test of three SUVs repaired by Ford, one tested positive for carbon monoxide.  

READ: City of Austin pulling Ford SUV fleet from service

Ford spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt responded the automaker "was not provided with information on the levels of CO detected but we are ready to inspect any vehicle."   

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She said the company has "been happy to collaborate with Austin" police on SUV repairs.

This summer, Austin police took nearly 400 Explorers off patrol because of carbon monoxide concerns.

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