Quality is Service Pack 1

Ford has been booed loudly from several corners for its clunky MyFord Touch in-car software. When the announcement came down that there was going to be a major upgrade to the package, my first thought was “Well, that ought to clog up the dealer service departments for months.”

Maybe, or maybe not:

If you’re one of the 300,000 or so customers out there with MyFord Touch, you’re already on the list to receive a USB flash drive containing the update. You’ll be able to do it yourself or take it to any dealership.

Is it possible to brick an entire car? We’re about to find out.


  1. McGehee »

    10 November 2011 · 8:13 pm

    Is it possible to brick an entire car?

    One word: Edsel.

    (Yes, yes, all you auto geeks — I know the Edsel wasn’t that bad. It’s a joke.)

    (Besides, I had a ’71 Vega.)

  2. CGHill »

    10 November 2011 · 8:15 pm

    Then again, the higher Edsel trim lines were just jam-packed with various electrical gizmos, some of which worked.

  3. Dan B »

    10 November 2011 · 8:30 pm

    Ford brick? 1976 Granada, Certifiable PoS.

  4. Andrea Harris »

    10 November 2011 · 9:10 pm

    What could possibly go wrong?

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