Dearborn, MI – November 20, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F), is issuing a recall for 47,046 2021-2022 Ford Bronco SUVs over a problem with the rearview display. The screen may continue to display the image from the rear camera even after reverse gear is no longer engaged, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.
When reverse gear is engaged, the dashboard touchscreen displays a video feed of the area behind the vehicle as taken by the Bronco rearview camera. This guides the driver in maneuvering the vehicle to avoid obstacles and hazards.
In the affected vehicles, a software error could cause the dashboard monitor to continue displaying the image taken by the rear camera, even after the driver has already shifted from reverse gear.
The defect could distract the driver and increase the risk of a crash.
Other Ford Bronco recalls
In June, Ford issued a recall for 53,103 2021-2022 Ford Bronco SUVs over a faulty child safety lock feature on the rear passenger doors, as reported.
Also part of Ford Bronco recalls was an announcement in July involving a total of 63,294 vehicles due to detaching windshields.
Ford will deploy an over-the-air software update to fix the issue. Owners can also bring their affected vehicles to a Ford or Lincoln dealer, where the remedy will be provided free of charge. Ford will reimburse owners who had these repairs made before the recall order was announced.
Letters with more information will be mailed by December 23, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 47,000 Ford Bronco SUVs are affected by this Ford rearview camera software issue. To see if your vehicle is affected by this or other Ford recalls, run a Ford recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.