Ford and Lincoln have announced a third recall for their backup cameras, targeting persistent problems that continue to hinder the functionality of the 360-degree camera screens. Despite previous attempts at repairs, numerous Ford drivers have reported an ongoing problem where these screens consistently display a blue or black color.
This latest recall affects 422,000 models produced between 2020 and 2023. Owners of Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and Lincoln Corsair models equipped with 360-degree cameras should pay careful attention to this notice. The Ford 360 camera has been at the center of several recalls in recent years, including a Ford Explorer backup camera recall in 2021.
Ford has reported receiving 17 minor crash reports linked to the recall issue, alongside an additional 2,100 warranty reports. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported in relation to these incidents.
This recall supersedes a prior recall from 2021 that impacted 228,000 vehicles. If you have recently purchased or leased a new Ford or Lincoln SUV, we highly recommend that you stay updated and informed about any recall notices issued by the manufacturer.
Which SUVS have Ford Rear View Camera Problems?
The latest recall includes certain Ford and Lincoln models from the years 2020 to 2023, such as the:
- Ford Explorer
- Lincoln Aviator
- Lincoln Corsair
This recall focuses on vehicles equipped with 360-degree camera systems, designed to provide enhanced visibility and safety features. The identified issue impacts a considerable number of vehicles, with a total of 382,000 units affected in the United States alone.
How many other SUV recalls are there for the Ford 360 camera?
The Ford 360 camera has been the subject of two prior recalls. Ford recalled 620,246 vehicles for another rear camera issue in 2020. This action aimed to resolve the specific problems identified at that time, ensuring the safety and functionality of the camera system. Earlier in January 2023, Ford recalled certain SUVs due to complaints of black and blue rearview camera screens, which can hinder visibility and potentially compromise driver safety.
In recent years, Ford has issued numerous recalls pertaining to rear camera issues. One such recall involved approximately 47,000 U.S. 2021-2022 Ford Bronco vehicles. The recall was initiated due to a specific issue where the rearview camera image had the potential to remain displayed even after the driver had finished reversing, raising safety concerns.
Does the manufacturer have a solution?
Ford Motor Company says that they are currently developing a solution, which will likely be a software update. Note that vehicles which have previously undergone repairs as part of recall number 23V-022 will be required to undergo the application of the new remedy.
If you own a Ford vehicle, particularly a Ford Explorer or any other model affected by recalls related to the 360 rearview camera, it is essential to stay informed about any relevant updates or notices from the manufacturer.
Ford is currently instructing dealerships to update the software on previously recalled vehicles to address issues with the 360 rearview camera. It is worth noting however, that despite offering similar solutions in past recalls, many drivers have reported that these recall fixes did not provide a permanent resolution to the camera issues.
Given this history, it may be prudent for affected owners to consider alternative options to ensure a reliable and long-term solution for their rearview camera concerns.
Can I Sue Ford for a Recall?
In situations where affected owners have made reasonable attempts to have their rearview camera issues resolved through recalls or authorized repairs but continue to experience persistent problems, exploring legal options such as filing a lawsuit against Ford may be a consideration.
One potential avenue for seeking legal recourse is through the Lemon Law. State and federal Lemon Laws provide protection to consumers who have purchased defective vehicles that cannot be repaired within a reasonable number of attempts or a specified period.
If your vehicle is deemed a “lemon” under the applicable Lemon Law, you may be entitled to various remedies. These remedies can include a refund of the purchase price, a replacement vehicle, or cash compensation for the diminished value of the vehicle.
Consulting with experienced Lemon Law attorneys can significantly enhance your prospects for success if you are seeking legal action against Ford. Experienced Lemon Law attorneys possess the knowledge and understanding necessary to evaluate the strength of your case, interpret the relevant laws, and advise you on your rights as a consumer.
Our team will guide you through the legal proceedings, help you gather the necessary evidence, and advocate on your behalf. You can approach the legal process with confidence and with a skilled professional dedicated to protecting your interests right at your side.
What should I do next?
If your Ford or Lincoln vehicle is affected by issues with its 360-degree camera system, you should first reach out to your local dealership. Inform them about the specific problems you are encountering and provide them with a reasonable opportunity to attempt repairs. Be sure to document all communication and repair attempts for future reference.
In the unfortunate event that your vehicle’s camera issues persist after multiple repair attempts, it may be necessary to seek further assistance by consulting with a California Lemon Law attorney. This is where consulting with the Lemon Law Experts is a great choice. Our lemon law attorneys have been protecting California consumers by advocating for their lemon law rights since 2009.
We specialize in assisting California consumers who have purchased or leased new or used vehicles with persistent and repeat defects. Our team of experienced attorneys have extensive knowledge and expertise in handling California lemon law cases. They are equipped to provide expert guidance and support throughout the legal process.
We understand that every case is unique, and the circumstances surrounding your situation may require personalized advice and action. Seeking legal advice from professionals who specialize in lemon law cases will help you make informed decisions tailored to your specific circumstances.
Our team is dedicated to helping you understand your rights, navigate the complexities of the law, and pursue a fair remedy for your case. To learn more about the options available to you and to discuss your case further, we invite you to contact our team for a free, no-obligation case review today.