Ford Recalls More Than 600,000 US Vehicles After Backup Camera Issues

Lorenz Duchamps
By Lorenz Duchamps
September 30, 2020US News
Ford Recalls More Than 600,000 US Vehicles After Backup Camera Issues
The front grill of a Ford F-150 pickup truck is seen on Metro Ford's sales lot in Miami, Florida on Oct. 26, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ford announced on Wednesday more than 600,00 vehicles across North America are to be recalled after problems regarding the rearview camera emerged. The electrical issue can suddenly make the camera go dark or show distorted images.

According to documents from the company later shared by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the electrical connection is affecting most of the 2020 F-Series trucks, which are the best-selling vehicle in the United States, The Associated Press reported.

Other models that are experiencing similar issues are the 2020 Explorer, as well as the Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger, Edge, Lincoln Nautilus, and Corsair.

Besides the approximately 620,000 vehicles that are being recalled in North America, more than 76,000 will be recalled in Canada and 4,302 in Mexico.

Ford said it will inform its vehicle owners and start the recall from Nov. 7. The owners will be able to get the rearview camera replaced for free by their local dealers.

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The new 2020 Ford Explorer SUV is revealed at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 9, 2019. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Owners can find more information about the recall by calling the company at 866-436-7332. According to news outlet Mlive, the reference number for the recall is 20C19.

Besides calling Ford directly, another way to find additional information about the recall is by calling NHTSA at 888-327-4236. Owners can also visit their website to check their identification number and learn more in this way.

The massive recall comes just days after the company announced concerns about the brake pedal bracket assembly in 2020 Mustang models that are equipped with an automatic transmission.

More than 38,000 Mustangs built between March 4, 2019, and Aug. 13, 2020, are to be recalled. Owners will be notified by mail in mid-November, according to

It is currently unknown if there have been any accidents or injuries that were caused by the problems.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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