Ford Remembers 382K SUV Because Of Failed Rearview Camera Image

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The rearview camera on certain Ford and Lincoln SUVs can project a blue image instead of the actual scene behind the vehicle, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That’s the reason for the new recall on the Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln Corsair, potentially affecting 382,759 vehicles.

Specifically, this recall applies to 279,700 Cruisers built between October 19, 2018 and January 3, 2023. At camp Lincoln, 72,699 Airmen are included in the recall. For both, this time frame is the equivalent of a 2020 through 2023 model year vehicle. As for the Lincoln Corsair, the 30,360 models built from September 17, 2019 to December 15, 2022, could also be problematic. These are 2020, 2021, and 2022 model year vehicles.

What’s the real problem? According to the recall, models equipped with a 360-degree camera may make the video output from the reverse camera fail at any time. This will obviously prevent the driver from seeing certain areas behind the vehicle. Additional documents identified this as a software issue, with the fix being an update made to the vehicle at a Ford dealership. Owner notifications of potentially affected vehicles must be sent by 20 February.

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This new recall (NHTSA number 23V022000) is an expansion of the previous recall (21V-735). NHTSA recommends that vehicles that were previously updated need to have the new update done as well. There are no known injuries from rearview camera problems, but 17 minor accidents can result from the failure.

This is the latest in a series of recalls from Ford that span a variety of models. Ford Bronco Sport and Escape models are being recalled in November 2022 due to fire risk. Expedition full-size Ford and Lincoln Navigator were also recalled due to fire risk in September. There have been several F-150 recalls for the windshield wipers and lug nuts. 2022’s big tamales will be a recall of nearly 3 million Fords in the US due to possible rollaway risks. These issues and more contributed to Ford having the most recalls of any other automaker in 2022.

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