- August 13, 2018
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- City, State
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2014 Ford Explorer XLT
Hi Ercole, I know its been a few years but this post is exactly what I might write because I'm experiencing the exact same problem with my 2014 XLT. It's VERY disappointing to know that my car is 3 years newer and the problem with the Ford back up camera still exists. We're even in the same area and probably use the same dealership LOL. Did you ever find a fix for the problem?Well, it couldn't have been scripted any better.
I dropped off the Ex at the dealer on Tuesday, and of course, when I pull in, the rear camera when the vehicle is put into reverse, worked just fine. Fortunately, I filmed the screen from a day earlier to prove that it was indeed happening. To confirm it, I also filmed the calendar which showed the date and time.
The service manager said they were stumped and even tried to solicit help directly from Ford engineers. Nothing (frightening, actually). He walked me to my car, started her up, backed out of my spot using the camera just fine. I said thank you and drove away. So I'm off to get a quick haircut in Caldwell, come out, put truck in reverse to pull out and whala, "rear camera not working, please contact your dealer". I could hear the gremlins under the hood giggling.
I will pull fuse 29 AND 34 for no other reason than I simply don't know what to do. Ford is not even of any help. As many of you know, this feature is incredibly useful when backing up to hook up your trailer. I'm back to the good 'ol days of getting it close and a few of us manually hooking up the hitch, unless it's an "on" day, when I can just use the rear camera. Luckily, my youngest is 13 and tall, so I should see her in my rear view mirror when backing out of the driveway.