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Ford Backup Camera Class Action Lawsuit Filed In New Jersey

Back in September 2023, Ford issued a recall for select 2020-2023 Lincoln Aviator, 2018-2021 Lincoln Navigator, 2022-2023 Ford Transit, and 2021 Ford Bronco models over an issue with the rearview camera or 360-degree view camera, which has since expanded to include two additional recalls. In those models, the camera may not display a rearview image when the vehicle is placed in reverse, which could be not only a nuisance, but also, potentially dangerous as it reduces visibility. Now, a newly filed lawsuit aims to secure compensation for some Ford owners impacted by this issue.

That lawsuit – Shiff, et al., v. Ford Motor Company – was filed in New Jersey but subsequently transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan – by plaintiffs represented by the law firm DeNittis Osefchen Prince, P.C., and Criden & Love, P.A., according to Car Complaints. It alleges that the 360-degree camera systems in select Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator and Corsair models are faulty, and adds that FoMoCo knew about these defects and chose to sell those vehicles to the public, regardless.

Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Ford’s proposed fix for these camera woes is inadequate, and claims that they continue to fail even after the repairs were performed, which is also why the automaker has issued three separate recalls over this same issue in recent months.

These allegations are similar to ones posed in another lawsuitDorfman, et al., v. Ford Motor Company – which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) last October. Over the past five years or so, around 3,400 warranty claims have been filed over this particular problem, with more than 17 accidents alleged to have occurred as a result. To date, Ford has recalled over 422,000 Aviator, Explorer, and Corsair models as a result, and estimates that it will cost around $270 million to rectify the issue.

We’ll have more on this and all pending Ford lawsuits soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford lawsuit news and continuous 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. Walter Thomas

    Ford shoots itself in the foot which makes Lincoln an undesirable brand due to Fords poor quality and lack of care for its customers and respect for their hard earned money. Lincoln has some of the most appealing models but yet the most unreliable models especially with the likes of the most attractive vehicle they have ever built, The Aviator and now the new Nautilus. That vehicle is identified by many reviewers, customers, and experts as one of the vehicles to avoid at all cost, what a shame. You would think that Ford and Lincoln would care about its reputation and customers by leveling up their services to repair issues. Unfortunately, no, they do not care at all which is why now, my 83 year old father hates Ford and no longer wants anything from Ford. That says a lot from a man who once was a Ford Loyalist.

  2. Phil Rampolla

    Ford has a number of vehicles that have back up camera issues my 2015 escape
    Camera works about 50% of the time

  3. Gerry

    Even a new replacement part may not work out of the box….

    1. Patrick

      Oh, it’s just not the back up camera with ongoing issues, there is also the screen that controls most of the car that goes black and stays black until you turn off the car to reset. Besides that, there is a calibration/suspension issues where the car is all over the road, along with several other issues. I’m going back to Lexus where there was never any issues. The Lincoln Aviator has become a death trap to drive at this point. I wish Lincoln would just give me back my money; what a Lemon!!!!

  4. Mike

    I bought my brother’s 2020 Lincoln Aviator from him in April 2023. 1 month later as I backing up into a parking space my backup camera went dead on the screen. I hit an abutment and broke the a tail light. I was using the screen instead of the mirrors. Still waiting for repair of the camera & tail light.


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