Ford Camera Recall Encompasses 700,000 in North America

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
ford camera recall encompasses 700 000 in north america

Ford is recalling over 700,0000 vehicles in North America over poor electrical connections that can put the rearview camera display on the fritz. The feed runs the risk of providing drivers a corrupted image or cutting out intermittently, raising crash risks, and violating present-day vehicle safety mandates. While the tried and true method of turning one’s head and using the mirrors should allow for drama-free parking, Ford is still under obligation to repair these systems.

Documents submitted to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) have indicated that affected models include Ford’s Edge, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Mustang, Ranger, and Transit vehicles from the 2020 model year. Lincoln will also be recalling the 2020 Lincoln Corsair and Nautilus.

The automaker has said it’s unaware of any accidents relating to the issue and has indicated Magna Electronics as the supplier of the problem parts. It has also known about the issue for some time and decided something was definitely amiss by May of this year. The pandemic forced facilities to shut down right as it was testing for the defect. But Ford managed to shoot off its initial report to the NHTSA and swapped the old camera systems out for new ones once production resumed.

Owners will be notified starting November 7th with Ford and Lincoln dealerships providing fixes free of charge. Although they’d have to anyway since all of these cars should be under warranty. Documents state 620,246 vehicles were affected in the United States with another 76,566 occupying Canada and 4,302 in Mexico. Ford estimates about half will eventually suffer some form of camera failure, though that figure would eventually reach 100 percent on a long enough timeline. As handy as parking assistance systems may be, nothing trumps the mirror when it comes to reliability.

[Image: Ford Motor Co.]

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  • Boho Boho on Oct 01, 2020

    My 2015 Mustang developed the same issues. Need to wiggle wires in the trunk for camera to start working again.

  • INeon INeon on Oct 01, 2020

    Now when are FCA going to get around to dimming my Compass’ back-up camera while the headlights are on?! That thing will blind a man.

  • Ollicat I have a Spyder. The belt will last for many years or 60,000-80,000 miles. Not really a worry.
  • Redapple2 Cadillac and racing. Boy those 2 go together dont they? What a joke. Up there with opening a coffee shop in NYC. EvilGM be clowning. Again.
  • Jbltg Rear bench seat does not match the front buckets. What's up?
  • Theflyersfan The two Louisville truck plants are still operating, but not sure for how much longer. I have a couple of friends who work at a manufacturing company in town that makes cooling systems for the trucks built here. And they are on pins and needles wondering if or when they get the call to not go back to work because there are no trucks being made. That's what drives me up the wall with these strikes. The auto workers still get a minimum amount of pay even while striking, but the massive support staff that builds components, staffs temp workers, runs the logistics, etc, ends up with nothing except the bare hope that the state's crippled unemployment system can help them keep afloat. In a city where shipping (UPS central hub and they almost went on strike on August 1) and heavy manufacturing (GE Appliance Park and the Ford plants) keeps tens of thousands of people employed, plus the support companies, any prolonged shutdown is a total disaster for the city as well. UAW members - you're not getting a 38% raise right away. That just doesn't happen. Start a little lower and end this. And then you can fight the good fight against the corner office staff who make millions for being in meetings all day.
  • Dusterdude The "fire them all" is looking a little less unreasonable the longer the union sticks to the totally ridiculous demands ( or maybe the members should fire theit leadership ! )