Dearborn, MI – April 9, 2021 – Ford (NYSE:F) – which owns the Lincoln brand – has recalled 34,952 luxury SUVs whose backup camera displays may stop working. The recall includes the 2020 Lincoln Aviator and the 2021 Lincoln Aviator.
The affected part is called the “Image Processing Module – B” and has multiple part numbers, including LC5T-19H423-AF and LC5T-19H423-AG.
The image processing module helps process everything the backup camera is “seeing” behind the car, displaying it on the screen up front. Due to a software issue in the recalled Aviators, the module might fail to transmit the video feed to the car’s display screen.
As a result, the driver may see a “blank” or “distorted” image.
A rearview camera that fails to display what is behind the car reduces the driver’s rear visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
All cars built after mid-2018 are required to have functioning backup cameras. Read more about backup camera safety in this article about malfunctioning cameras in Nissan cars.
Other Ford backup camera recalls
In September, Ford recalled over 600,000 vehicles for a similar issue, as reported. The recall included Lincoln Nautilus crossovers and Lincoln Corsair compact SUVs.
Ford and Lincoln dealers will update the image processing module’s software for free. Ford will send owners notification letters with more information about when and how to get the repair starting May 19.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Nearly 35,000 vehicles are included in this Lincoln recall. To perform a Ford recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.