New York Ford Owners Warned of Huge SUV Recall
If you drive a Ford SUV and if your vehicle was recalled in 2021, surprise, this is your biyearly recall for the same issue, apparently.
In 2021, many Ford SUVs were recalled because of backup camera issues and this recall is for the exact same issue.
Nearly 383,000 Ford SUVs are being recalled because the vehicle touch screens may not display a camera image when backing up.
In documents that were filed last Friday, Ford said that the problem revolves around the video output failing which can prevent the rear camera from displaying an image which could increase the risk of a crash.
The Ford recall covers certain 2020 to 2023 Ford Explorers and Lincoln Aviators, and some 2020 to 2022 Lincoln Corsairs. All of the vehicles involved in the recall are equipped with 360-degree cameras.
While Ford has received more than 2,000 warranty reports about the issue, the company says it is only aware of 17 minor crashes as a result of non-functioning back up cameras and of those 17 crashes, none involved injuries.
Even if your vehicle was recalled and repaired in 2021, it will need to be fixed again. The fix is to update image processing software.
If your vehicle is involved in the Ford recall, the company states that you will be notified by mail no later than February 20.
Anyone with questions or concerns may reach out to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). If you'd rather, you can visit www.nhtsa.gov.