Ford issues second round of Explorer, Lincoln recalls over rearview camera issue

Dearborn, MI – February 4, 2023 – Ford (NYSE:F), which owns the Lincoln brand, is recalling 382,759 vehicles due to a problem with the rearview camera. This increases the risk of a crash. This recall “expands and replaces” one conducted in 2021 for the same issue. 

The latest round covers the following models:

  • 2020 – 2023 Ford Explorer
  • 2020 – 2023 Lincoln Aviator
  • 2020 – 2022 Lincoln Corsair

Recall summary

On affected models equipped with the 360-degree surround camera system, the video output may fail due to a software error. 

The part involved in this recall is the rearview camera with multiple part numbers, including LB5T-19G490-D,  LC5T-19G490-D and LJ7T-19H423-A.

Recall risks

For more on risks of this recall, please see this recent article about a similar Cadillac issue.

Background of the recall

This is the second recall for this issue which follows on the back of over 2,000 warranty claims. The first one was conducted in October 2021, as reported. However, the remedy that was performed was insufficient to address the issue and the manufacturer continued to receive complaints about the camera failure. 

There have been at least 17 “minor accidents” related to the issue. No injuries have been reported.

Other Ford recalls

There was a Lincoln recall last month due to defective seat belt chimes, as reported. The recall included over 100,000 of Lincoln Navigator and Corsair SUVs.

In May 2022, there was a Ford Explorer recall due to an issue with the vehicles’ drivetrain which may cause the cars to roll away when parked, as reported.

In December, Ford super-duty pickups were recalled over the same issue.

The repair

Dealers will once again update the related software on the affected vehicles free of charge. Ford will reimburse drivers who paid for their own repairs.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by February 24, 2023.  

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 382,000 vehicles are affected by this Ford rearview camera recall. To see if your vehicle is among them, run a Ford recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Joseph EstabilloFord issues second round of Explorer, Lincoln recalls over rearview camera issue