Ford Motor Co is issuing a recall for approximately 422,000 SUVs in the United States due to a potential failure of the rear view camera display. The affected vehicles include the 2020 through 2023 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and 2020-2022 Lincoln Corsair SUVs equipped with a 360-degree camera.
This recall comes as an expansion and replacement of previous callbacks made by Ford in 2021 and 2023 for the same issue. In an attempt to address the problem, Ford had updated the image processing module (IPMB) software last year.
Ford is actively collaborating with its suppliers to determine the root cause of the problem and provide a suitable remedy promptly. The company aims to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has highlighted the potential risk associated with the loss of the rear view camera image. It can reduce the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle, thereby increasing the likelihood of a collision.
Notifications will be sent to affected owners via mail starting on June 26. It is worth noting that in the previous year, Ford reported 17 minor crashes related to the recall issue, but fortunately, there were no reports of injuries. Additionally, over 2,100 warranty reports were received.
In August 2021, the NHTSA initiated an investigation into Ford’s actions following the recall of 620,246 vehicles in 2020 due to another rear camera problem. The investigation aims to assess whether Ford had conducted the recalls in a timely manner and if an adequate number of vehicles were included.