2015 Ford Mustang GT: Hazy Rear View
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on December 15, 2015
About a year ago, I took our long-term Nissan Rogue on a road trip to the Pacific Northwest and encountered a problem with the rearview camera. Temperatures below 30 degrees compromised the camera's usefulness, basically making it pointless during an Oregon winter.
When things got foggy here in Los Angeles last week, I had a similar problem with a rearview camera, but this time it was on our long-term 2015 Ford Mustang GT.
The marine layer settled in while the Mustang was parked outdoors and the camera was nearly blinded. The photo above was shot is my parking garage, just after moving the Mustang indoors. I couldn't see the parking pole on my right, nor could I clearly make out the car parked on my left. I checked the lens, wiped it clean with the corner of my t-shirt and this was still the view out of the back. Apparently, the light mist had gotten inside the camera.
The next morning, the camera had cleared up completely and returned to workable condition so I doubt we'll have this problem again anytime soon. For the short period of time it took to back up in to my spot, it was easy to go old school and rely on the rearview mirrors, but if I theoretically paid for the camera on my Mustang, I'd want to be able to use it at all times.
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor