Over 700,000 Ford Vehicles Recalled as Rearview Camera Goes Dark, Distorts Images

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall of more than 700,000 of its vehicles in North America following an issue with their rearview cameras, which can suddenly go dark or show distorted images.

The recall applies to most 2020 versions of Ford’s F-Series trucks, the 2020 Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger and Edge, as well as the Lincoln Nautilus and Corsair, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

The company is unaware of any crashes or injuries caused by the latest issue, AP reported.

The problem was said to be caused by a poor electrical connection, the company noted in documents posted Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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The recall will begin on November 7 and all dealers will replace the rearview cameras at no cost to car owners.

To see if your vehicle is being recalled, enter its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at the Ford website. The 17-digit VIN is located on the lower left of the vehicle’s windshield. It can also be found on your car’s registration card or insurance card, the NHTSA noted.

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Newsweek has contacted Ford and the NHTSA for more information about the latest recall.

Earlier this year in February, Ford recalled nearly a quarter of a million cars and SUVs due to a suspension issue. A suspension part could fracture and increase the risk of a crash. The recall applied to the Ford Flex, Taurus police car, Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKT vehicles from 2013 to 2018.

Back in December, Ford issued a recall of over 600,000 sedans in the U.S. due to a braking issue. The problem was reported to increase the likelihood of a crash, Ford stated at the time.

The vehicles recalled included the 2006 to 2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ. Ford were reported to be aware of 15 reported accidents and two injuries that might have resulted from the brake issue.

On the same day last December, Ford recalled the spare tires from a selection of 2020 Ford F-150 vehicles. The company reported that the bead area on the spare tires may have been damaged during mounting onto the wheel assembly.

“Bead-wire corrosion can cause separation of the bead wire, resulting in a rapid loss of air pressure and the tire detaching from the wheel,” the recall stated.

Back in March, Toyota recalled more vehicles following its original safety announcement in January. The recalled vehicles were reported to be equipped with a fuel pump that might stop operating, increasing the risk of a crash if the vehicle stalls while driving at higher speeds.

2020 Ford Explorer Detroit Michigan
The 2020 Ford Explorer SUV revealed at Ford Field on January 9, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The 2020 Explorer is among the Ford vehicles being recalled following an issue with the rearview camera.
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