Distracted driving is not news. It can be devastating if you look away from the road at high speeds. According to the NHTSA, on average, 30,000 crashes are caused by distracted drivers each year.
Some 47,000 Ford Bronco SUVs have been recalled due to a problem with their backup cameras.
The dashboard of some Ford Broncos still displays the camera image even after the vehicle is switched out of the reverse position. Ford and the NHTSA are concerned that the rearview image may distract drivers and increase the likelihood of a crash.
The software that allows hands-free voice-activated communication and navigation, not properly configuring, is the root of the problem.
Between September 23, 2020 and May 18, 2022. Ford will be implementing an over-the-air software update that will fix the SYNC system issue automatically, so you can bring your car into the dealership to have the issue corrected. You don't have to bring your car to the dealership to have the recall issue corrected.G/O Media may get a commission
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Broncos had another recall in June after Ford stated that some 63,000 models could have their windshields detach and increase the risk of injury. The Broncos were recalled for rear doors opening even though the child safety lock was on.
If you are an owner, you will receive a letter about the camera recall on December 19th. If you have questions, you can call Ford customer service. The number for this recall is 22C 27. Call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline or go to their website if you want to speak to a person. The NHTSA's campaign number is 22V85000.