Another Big Ford Recall Involves 78,000-Plus Edge SUVs for Backup Camera

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It’s been a rough recent period for Ford on the recall front. The Blue-Oval brand’s fourth major recall in less than a month is its smallest, however, at roughly 78,400 Edge mid-size SUVs. The issue stems from a defective backup camera.

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The afflicted model-year 2021-22 Edges may be plagued by a software gremlin that can cause the federally mandated rearview camera to display a blank or distorted image when the vehicle is in Reverse. A blank or distorted image can reduce the driver’s view behind, increasing the risk of a crash.

The remedy is a simple update of the backup camera software, which can be performed either by a dealer or via an over-the-air update; in either case, however, there’s no charge. Ford will begin notifying owners April 25, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 (Ford’s number for this recall is 22S14), 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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