Lincoln Aviator Recalled Due to Backup Camera Problems

The display screen might not always show the video feed when SUV is in Reverse

2020 Lincoln Aviator Lincoln

Ford Motor Company is recalling 2020 and 2021 Lincoln Aviator SUVs to address a problem that affects the backup camera display. The automaker says that “the image processing module may be intermittently unable to provide a video feed to the display screen.” As a result, the driver will not benefit from the backup camera when the Aviator is in Reverse, as is now required.

The action involves 34,975 SUVs built at the Chicago Assembly Plant from Oct. 19, 2018, to Dec. 7, 2020.

The automaker is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Customers will be notified starting May 19, 2021.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 2020 and 2021 Lincoln Aviator

The problem: The video feed from the backup camera might not display when the SUV is in Reverse.

The fix: Dealerships will update the image processing module software, free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Ford at 800-392-3673.

NHTSA campaign number: Not available yet. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21C09.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

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Jeff S. Bartlett

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