Ford Motor Company has issued a recall over electrical connection issues in several 2019 and 2020 model vehicles. These affected vehicles are equipped with a rearview camera that may intermittently display distorted images or blank screens due to a faulty electrical connection. Such an issue fails to meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and compels the manufacturer to issue a recall to correct the problem. If you own a 2019 or 2020 Ford, here’s what you need to know about this recently issued recall.
A Matter of Safety
According to a statement issued by Ford on September 30, 2020, several 2019 and 2020 Ford models have a rearview camera that has been known to go blank or display distorted images at random times. The issue is caused by insufficient electrical conductivity within the camera’s internal printed circuit board. As cameras that do not reliably and accurately display the correct image fail to meet federal safety standards, Ford must issue a recall to alert affected consumers and urge them to seek a replacement rearview camera.
Affected Ford Models
So far, an estimated 620,246 Ford vehicles across the U.S. are impacted by this recall. Ford announced that the following 2020 vehicles affected by faulty rearview cameras include:
- Ford Explorer vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant from Nov. 16, 2019, to May 18, 2020
- Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant from Oct. 26, 2019, to May 18, 2020, and Kansas City Assembly Plant from Nov. 2, 2019, to May 18, 2020
- Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant from Nov. 18, 2019, to May 26, 2020
- Ford Transit vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly Plant from Oct. 28, 2019, to May 20, 2020.
- Ford Super Duty vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant from Nov. 3, 2019, to May 18, 2020, and Ohio Assembly Plant from Oct. 30, 2019, to May 18, 2020
- Ford Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant from Oct. 30, 2019, to June 22, 2020
- Ford Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant from Nov. 5, 2019, to May 18, 2020 and Lincoln Corsair vehicles built there from Nov. 14, 2019, to May 18, 2020
- Ford Ranger vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant from Dec. 9, 2019, to May 19, 2020
- Ford Edge vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant from Nov. 13, 2019, to May 26, 2020, and Lincoln MKX and Nautilus vehicles built there from Nov. 21, 2019, to May 26, 2020
Beginning on November 7, 2020, consumers affected by this recall will begin to receive official notification and be urged to visit the dealership to receive a replacement camera. If you have any questions about your rights as a consumer under California lemon law, contact a trusted lemon law attorney to discuss your situation.
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