Ford recalls more than 382,000 Explorers, Lincoln SUVs over faulty back-up camera
Ford is recalling 382,759 of its SUVs in the United States over an issue with the rear camera that has been involved in at least 17 minor accidents, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
The Michigan-based carmaker notified the NHTSA last week that a faulty processing module in its rear camera system causes a syncing failure between the video monitor and the camera. The monitor’s screen sometimes goes blue instead of showing the video feed when the vehicle is in reverse. The recall impacts Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln Corsair models.
The recall only affects Ford’s 360-degree cameras. Vehicles equipped with rear view-only cameras are not affected, Ford said.
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Ford Explorer (2020-2023): 279,700 vehicles recalled
Lincoln Aviator (2020-2023): 72,699 vehicles recalled
Lincoln Corsair (2020-2022): 30,360 vehicles recalled
This recall broadens a Sept. 2021 recall, in which 228,297 vehicles were affected. Worldwide, Ford is recalling 462,000 vehicles, Reuters reported.
Ford recall remedy
Ford said it plans to notify dealerships of the recall on Jan. 31. It will notify owners via mail between Feb. 20 and Feb. 24.
Owners can take their vehicle to a Ford dealership where a software update on the defective processor will be performed for free.
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