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228,000 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator, Corsair SUVs Recalled for Failing Backup Cameras

Front angle view of a blue 2020 Ford Explorer 2020 Ford Explorer | Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman

The Ford Explorer is involved in yet another major recall by the automaker, but this time the 228,000-plus affected vehicles also include its luxury sibling, the Lincoln Aviator, and the slightly smaller, Escape-based Lincoln Corsair.

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Model-year 2020-21 Explorers, Aviators and Corsairs equipped with 360-degree camera systems may have the video output fail, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying and increasing the risk of a crash. .

Thankfully, the solution is simple: Dealers will update the image processing module software for free. Lincoln parent Ford will begin notifying owners Oct.7, but if you have further questions, you can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check your vehicle identification number and learn more.

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