Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2020-2023 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and 2020-2022 Lincoln Corsair models due to a defective 360-degree camera issue. The automaker issued similar recalls for the Explorer and Aviator, as well as the Ford Escape and Corsair back in September 2021, but is now expanding and replacing NHTSA recall number 21V-735. Vehicles previously repaired under 21V-735 will need to have the new remedy performed.
The defect: in affected vehicles, the video output may fail, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying.
The hazards: loss of the rearview camera image can reduce the driver’s rear visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.
Components: image processing module (IPMB) software.
Affected vehicles: 2020-2023 Ford Explorer models equipped with the 360-degree camera built between October 19th, 2018, and January 3rd, 2023, 2020-2023 Lincoln Aviator models with the 360-degree camera produced between October 19th, 2018, and January 3rd, 2023, and 2020-2022 Lincoln Corsair models equipped with the 360-degree camera built between September 17th, 2019, and December 15th, 2022.
Number of vehicles affected: 382,759 vehicles.
The fix: dealers will update the image processing module software, free of charge.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on February 20th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S02.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S31
- NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
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There is no end to FoMoCo recalls, so they get to keep the title as Recall Motors.
This is terrible. I can’t even buy a new car because of the recall!