Ford Motor Company is recalling over 400,000 vehicles due to a dangerous 360-degree camera defect in models like the 2020-2023 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and Lincoln Corsair. In the affected vehicles, the 360-degree camera video output may fail, which would prevent the backup camera from displaying properly, or at all. As evidenced by the Ford recall on the 360-degree cameras, this defect is widespread in many Ford or Lincoln models. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation in 2021 after Ford recalled vehicles for the same issue. With the emergence of the same issue in 2020-2023 Ford Explorers, Lincoln Aviators, Lincoln Corsairs, and other vehicles, it seems the problem was never truly resolved.
The affected vehicles that may experience 360-degree camera failure include:
- 2020-2023 Ford Explorer
- 2020-2023 Lincoln Aviator
- 2020-2023 Lincoln Corsair
- Other recent model year Ford or Lincoln vehicles
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I do if the 360-degree camera in my Ford or Lincoln vehicle is failing?
If you are experiencing issues with the 360-degree camera in your Ford or Lincoln vehicle, it is essential to take prompt action. Firstly, ensure your safety by exercising extra caution and relying on traditional mirrors and visual checks to compensate for the camera’s failure. Next, document the problem by taking photos or videos that clearly depict the camera malfunction. Additionally, keep records of any incidents, accidents, or near-misses that occurred because of the failing camera. Finally, seek legal assistance from a trusted lawyer specializing in automotive defects like those in McCune Law Group.
What types of compensation can I seek for the damages caused by the failing 360-degree camera?
The compensation you may be entitled to depends on the specific details of your case and the damage you have suffered. In general, you may seek various types of compensation, including repair or replacement costs for the defective camera system, medical expenses related to injuries by accidents or collisions resulting from the camera failure, other related damages specific to your situation.
How long do I have to take legal action for the failing 360-degree camera in my Ford or Lincoln vehicle?
The time limit, or statute of limitations, for taking legal action varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific laws governing your case. It is crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to understand the applicable deadlines for filing a claim. Acting promptly not only ensures that your rights are protected but also allows for a thorough investigation of your case while evidence is fresh and witnesses’ recollections are vivid. Don’t delay seeking legal advice from a lawyer at McCune Law Group to ensure you meet all necessary timelines and increase your chances of a successful outcome in your claim.
How to Start Your Potential Case
If you own any of the Ford or Lincoln models listed above and have experienced the failure of the 360-degree camera or improper display of the backup camera, contact a McCune Law Group attorney today for a free consultation. Here is what to expect from the case evaluation process:
- Complete our contact form with all your information so we can best prepare your case
- Schedule your free consultation
- Meet with our Auto Defect team
- Discuss your matter
- Plan your next steps toward recovery
Contact a McCune Law Group Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has experienced a failing 360-degree camera in your 2020-2023 Ford or Lincoln vehicle, it’s crucial to seek legal assistance promptly. Don’t let the consequences of a defective camera compromise your safety or financial well-being. Contact the Auto Defect attorneys of McCune Law Group today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced attorneys. Together, we can hold the responsible parties accountable and fight for the justice you deserve.
To learn more about the affected Ford vehicles, contact McCune Law Group by completing the form or calling (909) 345-8110 today for a free consultation!