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Aug 09, 2023Aug 09, 2023

Two potential problems can cause the image to not display when backing up

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2015-2017 Ford Mustangs due to concerns that the backup camera wiring may be loose or damaged, leading to a blank or distorted image when reversing. If that happens, drivers may not be able to see people or obstacles behind them, which could lead to a crash.

There are two problems associated with this recall: a camera installed between May 2014 through February 2015 with improper soldering on a circuit board, and a wiring harness used from February 2014 into October 2017 that could be damaged by opening and closing the trunk.

The automaker discovered the problems through elevated repair rates. Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that more than 8,500 related warranty claims were filed. Ford traced the issue to a production change made by the supplier.

The automaker will notify owners by mail starting March 7, 2022, directing them to seek a free fix at their local Ford or Lincoln dealership. It will reimburse owners who previously paid for a related repair.

Ford is aware of two reports of minor crashes and no reports of injury related to this condition.

Vehicles recalled: 2015-2017 Ford MustangThe problem: The wiring harness for the backup camera may be damaged or have an improperly soldered connection that can prevent an image from being displayed.

The fix: Dealerships will replace the backup camera and/or repair the decklid wiring harness at no charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Ford will contact owners by mail starting on March 7, 2022. Owners may also call Ford at 866-436-7332.

NHTSA campaign number: 22V082000. Ford’s number for this recall is 22S06.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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Jeff S. Bartlett

Jeff S. Bartlett is the managing editor for the autos team at Consumer Reports. He has been with CR since 2005. Previously, Jeff served as the online editorial director of Motor Trend for 11 years. Throughout his career, Jeff has driven thousands of cars, many on racetracks around the globe. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSBartlett.

Vehicles recalled: The problem: The fix:How to contact the manufacturer: NHTSA campaign number:Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: Stay informed about recalls that might affect your vehicle using our Car Recall Tracker. Create a free account now to become a CR member.Stay informed about recalls that might affect your vehicle using our Car Recall Tracker. Create a free account now to become a CR member.