Until the vehicles are repaired, Ford advises owners to avoid using their cellphones while backing up. - Lincoln

Until the vehicles are repaired, Ford advises owners to avoid using their cellphones while backing up.

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Ford recalled more than 109,000 Lincoln Aviator sports-utility vehicles over an issue that can lead to distortion of the rear-view camera, presenting risk of a crash.

The presence of a cellphone inside the midsize luxury SUVs can interfere with what’s called the accessory protocol image module, or APIM, via the phone’s electromagnetism. The interference can cause either flickering or distortion of camera views, a notice on the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s site said.

Until the vehicles are repaired, Ford advises owners to avoid using their cellphones while backing up. Dealers will install shielding on the APIM free of charge to remedy the interference.

Ford will send notices to owners on July 8.

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Originally posted on Auto Dealer Today

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