Ford has recalled greater than 330,000 Mustangs to repair a difficulty with the backup digicam, which may trigger it to go clean or seem distorted and stop drivers from seeing obstacles behind them.
The recall, publicized Monday by the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration, impacts vehicles produced between 2015 and 2017.
The issue is regarded as attributable to a difficulty with the wiring harness inside the decklid, which is between the taillights.
“A lack of electrical conductivity attributable to a broken decklid harness and/or an insufficiently soldered header connector inner to the digicam can result in a lack of rear view picture,” NHTSA famous.
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The recalled wiring harness went into manufacturing on Feb. 22, 2014, and was taken out on Oct. 2, 2017. Ford started utilizing the affected cameras on Could 12, 2014, and pulled them Feb. 28, 2015. NHTSA estimated 100% of the affected model-year autos to be affected.
“Sellers will examine and restore the decklid wiring harness and/or substitute the rearview digicam, as vital, freed from cost, NHTSA stated in its recall discover. “Interim letters notifying homeowners of the protection threat are anticipated to be mailed March 7, 2022.”
Second letters will likely be despatched as soon as the treatment is out there, NHTSA famous. Homeowners could contact Ford customer support at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s quantity for this recall is 22S06. NHTSA’s recall ID is 22V082000.
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Clients can even name Ford toll-free at 1-866-436-7332 or contact their native Ford or Lincoln supplier with questions.
Ford stated in paperwork that it is aware of of two minor crashes and no accidents as a result of downside.
Final summer season, NHTSA investigated Ford over whether or not it took too lengthy to reply to a recall of greater than 620,000 autos over defective backup cameras, noting that Ford knew about the issue in February 2020 and that it had warned the carmaker a number of instances of accelerating variety of complaints.
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The Related Press contributed to this report