Ford 360-Degree Rearview Camera Recall Involves 170,000 Vehicles
Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com
Published Sept. 7, 2023
A Ford rearview camera recall has been announced for dealerships to replace the 360-degree rearview cameras in about 170,000 of these vehicles:
- 2020-2023 Lincoln Aviator
- 2018-2021 Lincoln Navigator
- 2022-2023 Ford Transit
- 2021 Ford Bronco
The backup cameras may not display any rearview images when the vehicles are shifted into reverse. Instead, a driver may see a black or blue screen.
Between April 24, 2018, and Aug. 3, 2023, there were 3,486 warranty reports regarding rearview camera failures, two alleged crashes but no reports of injuries.
In September 2021, Ford recalled the Explorer, Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln Corsair for rearview camera failures, and in January 2023 the same vehicles were recalled again. Owners reported their backup camera images were blue or black even though the vehicles had been repaired.
Then in May, Ford recalled more than 422,000 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln Corsair vehicles due to problems with the 360-degree rearview cameras.
This latest recall includes models not previously recalled.
Ford's engineers now believe the backup camera failures can occur due to the image processing module software. In addition, there can be problems with the camera hardware and the wiring retention.
Ford expects to mail rearview camera recall letters Oct. 2.
Ford and Lincoln owners may call 866-436-7332 and ask about recall number 23S48.