Ford Motor Co. has issued one safety compliance recall and two safety recalls in North America.
The safety compliance recall is for multiple 2020 model year vehicles for intermittent rearview camera operation. The affected vehicles have insufficient electrical conductivity within the printed circuit board internal to the camera, causing it to intermittently display a blank or distorted image. This action affects 620,246 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 76,566 vehicles in Canada and 4,302 vehicles in Mexico. Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. Dealers will replace the rearview camera. Official notification to dealers and customers will begin Nov. 7.
Included in the list of vehicles affected are the Ford Super Duty vehicles built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from Nov. 3, 2019, to May 18, 2020, and the Ford Expedition vehicles built at the plant from Oct. 30, 2019, to June 22, 2020. In addition, the Ford Escape vehicles built at the Louisville Assembly Plant from Nov. 5, 2019, to May 18, 2020, and the Lincoln Corsair vehicles built there from Nov. 14, 2019, to May 18, 2020, were also affected.
The two safety recalls in North America are for the 2020 Ford Mustang, which has a brake-pedal bracket that could fracture during sudden stopping, and the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty vehicles, which are equipped with front axles that may contain a wheel end yoke that was not properly welded to the axle tube end. The Super Duty vehicles are made at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant.
The improperly welded wheel end yoke may cause steering effects that could impact the Super Duty vehicle control, causing it to pull to the right or left, misalignment of the steering wheel or change in the steering sensitivity. Ford is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. This action affects 9,628 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories and 961 vehicles in Canada. They were built at the Kentucky Truck Plant from Aug. 24 to Oct. 16, 2019. Dealers will replace the axle assembly if the weld is found to be inaccurately located.