Ford Recalls 700,000 Vehicles Due to Backup Camera Malfunction

Ford is recalling vehicles across North America due to an issue that can cause the vehicles’ backup cameras to suddenly go dark. reports that Detroit-based Ford is recalling over 700,000 vehicles, including “most 2020 versions of Ford’s F-Series trucks, as well as the 2020 Explorer, Mustang, Transit, Expedition, Escape, Ranger and Edge.”

On Wednesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Ford had made it aware of a faulty electrical connection, identifying the connection as the likely cause of the backup cameras’ issues. 

Drivers rely on backup cameras to help see what is behind their vehicles while backing up. When the cameras suddenly go dark, it can cause a dangerous situation in which drivers can accidentally run over children or pets, or crash into property.