Recall Alert: 385,000 Ford Explorers and Lincoln SUVs Under Investigation For Defective Camera
The recall affects 2020-2023 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators, as well as 2020-2022 Lincoln Corsairs. With 385,000 vehicles in question, Ford will officially inform car owners this month to seek a repair on the defective back-up camera. Here’s key takeaway’s from the recall so far:
- Ford reported the faulty 360-degree camera system, not the standard back-up camera, to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week.
- The malfunction affects drivers ability to see when the vehicle is in motion.
- Vehicle owners will be notified on February 20th, and those impacted can visit a dealer to remedy the issue, free of charge.
- The problem has allegedly been the cause of 17 non-injury accidents to date.
What to know about the latest Ford recall
Ford recently took an initiative towards addressing a concerning issue with their 360-degree backup camera. After filing 2115 warranty claims with regard to blue images appearing on the rearview camera, the automaker filed an official recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this week. Ford also confirmed that at least 17 known minor accidents had allegedly occurred due to the blue-screen issue. Fortunately, no reported injuries have resulted.
Vehicles affected by the recall:
- 279,700 Ford Explorers (2020-2023)
- 72,699 Lincoln Aviators (2020-2023)
- 30,360 Lincoln Corsairs (2020-2022)
How does Ford 360 camera work?
The 360-degree back-up camera is part of the Driver Assist system, allowing a clear view of the environment around you. Using an array of cameras from the front, sides, and rear, the 360 camera stitches together images from each of the cameras to form an accurate visual of your surroundings. As a more advanced function to the standard back-up camera, car owners have three available camera views (Normal +360 View, Normal view, Split View) as well as active guide lines to help you maneuver the vehicle.
To fix the display malfunction, Ford dealers will update the image processing module software on all affected models.
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Overall, it’s important for Ford and Lincoln vehicle owners to stay cautious of this issue. If you think the Ford recall might impact your safety, visit the NHTSA website today to learn more about the blue-screen concern.
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