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Software recalls now sound so antiquated...

Software recalls now sound so antiquated...

Ford is asking their hybrid owners to bring their cars in to a dealership to implement a software fix, and such a trivial one at that.

They might as well say "your floppy disk is in the mail". Yikes!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-16/ford-says-it-s-boosting-fuel-ec...

GeekEV | 17. Juli 2013

> They might as well say "your floppy disk is in the mail". Yikes!

Been there, done that. On the sending side... Ah, the good old days!

cloroxbb | 18. Juli 2013

That is what I thought too. My first thought was "can't they do that OTA" been then I remembered its Ford.

Pretty sad that a software update still has to be taken to a dealer. But its pretty good for those Ford model owners that Ford actually decided to do something about those real world mpg figures.

olanmills | 18. Juli 2013

Still, they should have at least made it so that maybe you could download an update to a USB stick and then stick it in your car to update it.

Brian H | 18. Juli 2013

Instead of floppies in the mail, USB sticks?