Ford Recalls 600,000 Vehicles Due to Faulty Cameras
Ford Motor Co. is issuing yet another car recall, this time because of trouble with vehicles’ rearview cameras.
The company is recalling more than 600,000 cars from a variety of models, Ford recently told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Ford says a tech snafu could leave rearview camera screens blank or distorted.
“Affected vehicles have insufficient electrical conductivity within the printed circuit board internal to the camera,” the company said in a statement announcing the recall on Ford’s website. “A rearview camera that intermittently displays a blank or distorted image would not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and requires corrective action by the manufacturer.”
The recall includes some 2020 Ford Explorer, Escape, and Expedition sport utility vehicles, as well as Ranger and Super Duty pickup trucks. Some 2020 Ford Mustang, Edge, and Transit cars are also being recalled, along with certain Lincoln Corsair, MKX, and Nautilus vehicles.
Ford says it is not aware of any accidents caused as a result of the defect. The company plans to begin notifying owners of recalled cars on Nov. 7.
Legal Rights for Defective Vehicle Owners
These kinds of recalls are unfortunately common for Ford and other major carmakers. They often become aware of serious defects posing significant safety hazards long after their cars leave the factory.
Ford, for example, announced in September that it was recalling half a million vehicles because of a brake problem that could make the cars harder to stop. The company in 2019 recalled some 1.5 million Ford Focus vehicles because of a fuel tank problem that it said could cause engines to stall.
The good news for California car owners is that the state’s lemon law offers some important rights and protections.
The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act requires car manufacturers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. The law also forces manufacturers to buy back or replace vehicles they are unable or unwilling to fix.
There is no set number of repair requests or attempts that must be made before the buyback or replace requirement kicks in. An experienced California lemon law attorney can help you understand your rights and options. The lemon law requires the manufacturer to foot the bill for your legal fees.
How a California Lemon Law Attorney Can Help
If you are a car owner stuck with a detective or malfunctioning vehicle, an experienced California lemon law attorney can help. A lawyer can help ensure that the carmaker is held fully accountable.
At the Bickel Law Firm, we have represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases across California. We work tirelessly to get the people we represent the compensation they deserve and we have a strong track record of successful results.
Our offices are conveniently located in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney today.