Recent 2nd Generation Aviator News

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  1. The 2020-2021 Aviator's backup camera works most of the time.

    But that's not good enough for customers or federal regulators. Lincoln says every so often after the driver shifts into reverse an error in the system's image processing module interupts the video feed. It's something they hope can be fixed with a recall and a software update.…

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  2. The 2021 Aviator SUV has been recalled to fix or replace steering knuckles that can fracture due to defects during manufacturing.

    If the steering knuckle fails you won't get very far considering it's what essentially holds the front wheels in place. The knuckle is a chunky piece of metal that is the critical connection between the steering and suspension systems.

    Without it, you can't turn so it's pretty darn important.

    Lincoln expects to send out recall notices to roughly 700 owners this month. You can also call 866-436-7332 and ask about campaign number 20S69.

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  3. Ford needs to repair 18 driveshafts that they believe have fractures along the weld seams.

    Only trouble is they'll have to recall a heck of a lot of vehicles to find them. The affected vehicles are all 2020 Lincoln Aviators and Ford Explorers built in Chicago between 08/24/2019 and 09/30/2019. That's roughly 12,200 vehicles.…

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