In the U.S., Ford has issued a number of recalls over faulty rear-view cameras affecting a wide array of models, including select examples of the 2020-2023 Lincoln Aviator, 2018-2021 Lincoln Navigator, 2022-2023 Ford Transit, 2021 Ford Bronco, 2023 Ford Explorer, 2023 Ford Super Duty, and 2020-2023 Lincoln Corsair. The parts needed to rectify this problem – which can lead to a blue infotainment screen when the vehicles are shifted into reverse – have thus far proven hard to come by, though they finally began arriving at dealers in early October. Regardless, The Blue Oval estimates that fixing this issue will cost the company upwards of $270 million, though it isn’t just relegated to the U.S. In fact, a recall has now been issued for the Ford Transit in Australia over the very same problem, according to CarExpert.
The automaker has officially issued a stop-sale for the Ford Transit and E-Transit following this newly issued recall, which affects 1,559 vans and bus models produced in the mid-2022 model year through 2024. The recall does indeed pertain to the rear-view camera system in these models, which can produce a blue or black image on the infotainment screen when those vehicles are shifted into reverse.
“The stop sale relates to the rear-view camera where in affected vehicles, customers may intermittently experience either a rear camera blue image or a full blue or black image on the SYNC screen when reverse gear is selected,” a Ford Australia spokesperson said. “We have asked our dealer network to cease sale or demonstration of any new in-stock vehicles involved in this recall. Ford will contact affected owners in writing requesting they make an appointment at their preferred Ford Authorized Dealership for inspection and repair, free of charge.”
The same spokesperson confirmed that the parts needed to rectify this issue are expected to be available in January 2024, and noted that dealers can continue to place Transit orders, but none can be sold until the recall fix has been applied.