Ford has announced a worldwide recall of 462,000 vehicles due to a possible video output malfunction in the rearview camera.
The recall involves some 2020 to 2023 model-year Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviator SUVs, as well as a range of 2020 to 2022 model-year Lincoln Corsairs, according to the Associated Press and Reuters.
The affected vehicles are equipped with a 360-degree camera that displays a live view on the main in-car entertainment touch screen. Most of the affected vehicles are in the United States, where more than 382,000 vehicles are being recalled.
According to a document from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the agency contacted Ford in late 2021 saying that its live view camera was unable to output an image and that the reverse image was displaying a blue screen. This followed a recall earlier in 2021 for the same issue. Ford worked with the supplier to analyze the reports, but it wasn’t until December 2022 that Ford reproduced the problem in the lab and in the vehicle, which is likely why Ford is only now issuing the recall.
As of Nov. 30, 2022, there had been 2,115 warranty reports of the problem, the report said. Even the 2021 model year vehicles being recalled are part of this recall, and dealers will update the vehicles’ image-processing module software, Reuters said.