Dearborn, MI – October 20, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 277,040 vehicles whose rearview camera images may become cloudy, making it hard to see obstacles behind the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall includes the following vehicles:
- 2017 – 2020 Ford F-250 SD
- 2017 – 2020 Ford F-350 SD
- 2017 – 2020 Ford F-450 SD
- 2017 – 2020 Lincoln Continental
The subject vehicles have a 360-degree camera system, which allows drivers to get a complete view of their surroundings. Due to a “degradation of the camera’s anti-reflective lens coating” the rearview camera image may become foggy.
The components in question are the rearview cameras, with part numbers HC3T-19G490-DH and GD9T-19G490-BH.
A foggy or cloudy rearview camera image can reduce the driver’s ability to see behind the vehicle..
Over time, the clarity of the rearview camera image may worsen as a result of being exposed to UV radiation.
Other recent Ford and Lincoln recalls and investigations
Other Ford truck recalls include one in August, when more than 50,000 Ford F-150 trucks were recalled over a risk of stalling and rolling away. There was another F-150 recall in June over missing tire information, as reported.
Earlier this month, Ford recalled nearly 200,000 SUVs over fire risk caused by a problem with the air conditioner’s motor.
The U.S. government is investigating Ford over brake fluid leaks, which could lead to longer stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash. The investigation was prompted by 50 complaints about the issue, as well as a crash that allegedly resulted from it.
To remedy the issue, Ford and Lincoln dealers will replace the rearview camera at no cost to the owners.
Owners were notified about the repair program between September 12, 2022 and September 16, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than a quarter of a million vehicles are included in this Ford rearview camera recall. To perform a Ford recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.