In 2020, Ford issued recalls affecting more than 600,000 vehicles due to an issue with their backup cameras. Now it seems that they’ve detected a similar (potentially the same) problem in more than 38,000 of their SUVs.
The luxury Lincoln Aviator features a backup camera within the rearview mirror. When a driver shifts the vehicle into reverse, a screen within the rearview mirror lights up to provide a better view of the area behind the SUV. However, an issue with the image processing module may intermittently prevent the video feed from displaying on the screen.
A total of 38,407 Aviators in North America from the 2020-2021 model year are affected by the recall. The vast majority of those vehicles (34,975) reside in the U.S. and federal territories. 3,053 of the remaining vehicles were sold in Canada with the final 379 Aviators affected by the recall belonging to drivers in Mexico. All of these vehicles were manufactured in Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant between October 2018 and December 2020.
Ford plans to officially notify dealers of the recall beginning May 14th. Customers will begin receiving notifications a few days later on May 19th. To resolve the issue, Ford dealers will simply need to update the software of the image processing module of the affected cars.
Thankfully, this issue has yet to cause any injuries or accidents of which Ford is aware. Without the camera, drivers still have full use of their mirrors. So they should be able to safely continue navigating in reverse the old-fashioned way until the issue is resolved.
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