385K Ford Explorers, Lincoln SUVs Recalled for Faulty Backup Camera

  • Ford is recalling 382,759 SUVs because their backup cameras may malfunction, preventing the image from showing.
  • Included are 2020 through 2023 models of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator and the 2020–2022 Lincoln Corsair.
  • Ford says the problem affects the 360-degree camera system, not the standard rearview camera, and can cause an intermittent failure that only shows a blue image on the Sync infotainment screen.

Ford has filed recall documents with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding a problem with the video feed in its 360-degree rearview camera system. The issue affects the 2020–2022 Lincoln Corsair and 2020–2023 Lincoln Aviator and Ford Explorer. According to the recall report, the problem may occur intermittently and cause a blank blue screen.

The most affected vehicles (279,700) are Ford Explorers built between October 19, 2018 and January 3, 2023.

On November 30, 2022, Ford reported 2115 warranty claims of blue images on the rearview camera and said it is aware of 17 “minor accidents allegedly stemming from the blue screen problem, but no reports of related injuries.”

2020 Lincoln Corsair

Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified starting Feb. 20, Ford said, and dealers will update the camera system’s image processing module software for free. In the meantime, owners of one of these SUVs can check the NHTSA recall website to see if their vehicle is included or to get more details.