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2023 Ford Explorer Gains 360-Degree Camera Credit Option

As Ford Authority has reported extensively over the past several months, the Ford Explorer is set to undergo a mid-cycle refresh for the 2024 model year, and we’ve spotted a host of prototypes out driving around recently – including several devoid of any type of camouflage. However, the 2023 Ford Explorer isn’t exactly soldiering on without any changes, nor any mid-year updates, either. In fact, sources familiar with the matter have now told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford Explorer is gaining a new 360-Degree Camera Credit option as a result of potential supply chain shortages.

2023 Ford Explorer production has been updated to include this new 360-Degree Camera Credit option, which is required when the feature is not available – further proof that the automaker is still dealing with some supply chain issues. This impacts a handful of models, as the 360-degree camera is currently part of the XLT Technology Package and ST High Package, and is also standard equipment on the ST-Line, Timberline, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum.

While the 2023 Ford Explorer has only been treated to this and a couple of other minor changes, the long-running crossover did also get its previously available auto stop-start removal option deleted back in June. The auto start-stop removal option was introduced back in March 2022 and was required when supply chain issues prevented this particular feature from being installed on those vehicles, as was previously the case with several models in The Blue Oval’s lineup.

Aside from this update, the 2023 Ford Explorer carries on mostly unchanged, aside from the deletion of two colors from its available exterior palette – Atlas Blue Metallic and Jewel Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat. Atlas Blue was formerly a no-cost option on Base, XLT, ST-Line, Limited, and ST trims, while Jewel Red was an extra cost option for XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum models.

We’ll have more on the Explorer soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Explorer news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Mf

    This is likely intended to just let them sell what they’re already got built that’s sitting on a stop sale due to the recall.

  2. Susan

    Likely due to ongoing recall on defect they cannot resolve. So to resolve the blue screen issue eliminate the camera?

  3. Emanon

    They cannot legally sell new 2023 vehicles in the US without a backup camera; it is required by the federal government. Vehicles will still have the reverse view, but not the 360degree view. If the rear view works just fine by itself, but then goes “blue screen” when part of the 360degree view option, it sounds like they are simply eliminating the 360 to be able to continue sell [high end trim] vehicles.

  4. Jimi

    In layperson terms, what does this mean? I’ve put a deposit on a 2023 Explorer limited but am waiting for the fix -whatever that means. I’m giving it a month if not then I’ll just wait until the 24s come out. Thanks in advance for explaining.

  5. ken

    ordered F before memorial day ……build date is this week …… delivery ??? if waiting much longer, I’ll get a 2024 …… not interested in credit for non-working 360 camera ……waited this long, ford should offer terrific rebates for accepting “last years” model !

  6. Richard

    I purchased a brand new 2022 ST this weekend with 27 miles on it. It has a 360 camera. This was from an actual Ford dealership. They had three new 2022s sitting on the lot they had discounted. No mention of the recall. Is the recall only 2023?

  7. Karen

    If you have the credit does that mean you will never get a 360 camera installed?


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