WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 462,000 vehicles worldwide due to rear-view cameras that may not display images.
The recall covers 2020-23 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator large crossovers and 2020-22 Lincoln Corsair compact crossovers, all with 360-degree cameras. About 383,000 vehicles in the United States, more than 39,000 in Canada and more than 5,000 in Mexico are affected, according to Ford spokeswoman Maria Butzkowski.
Ford told U.S. motor vehicle safety regulators it was aware of 17 minor accidents attributed to the defect. I am not aware of any injuries.
“Recalls are an important way to keep our customers safe, and with each recall we want to make it easier for our customers to get service,” Buczkowski said in a statement. car news“This recall will allow customers to obtain software updates configured for their vehicle at their convenience, free of charge, through mobile service with participating dealers.”
According to a recall report filed with NHTSA on Monday, the video output of recalled vehicles has failed, preventing rear-view camera images from appearing, potentially increasing the risk of a collision while reversing.
“Video information from one or more 360 cameras, including the rear-view camera, may stop being sent to the ‘sync’ display screen during several critical cycles,” the report states. “The problem is intermittent and may recover during subsequent ignition cycles. Once the problem occurs, it may recur intermittently with the same camera.”
As of November 30th, there were 2,115 warranty reports claiming a blue image on the rear camera display.
To resolve this issue, the dealer will update the image processing module software.
French supplier Valeo’s U.S. division supplies rear-view cameras and image processing modules, according to the report.
Dealers will be notified from January 31st and owners from February 20th.
So far this year, Ford has issued two recalls, affecting about 384,000 vehicles, according to NHTSA data.