There’s nothing that a duct tape and a little WD-40 can’t fix.
And apparently for the folks at Ford, that’s exactly what they’re going to do.
According to Car & Driver, Ford recently recalled nearly 500,000 Super Duty Trucks because the carpets and insulation can catch fire during a crash. The issue affects all F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks built between October 8, 2015, and October 29, 2019.
So what did Ford do? They broke out the duct tape. A LOT of it.
According to company filings, each vehicle was repaired by lining the carpet edges with two bucks’ worth of insulating foil tape. You know, the kind of tape used in home HVAC systems. AKA, duct tape. Fancy foil duct tape, but it’s duct tape nonetheless.
Ford fixing your broken truck with duct tape… sounds about right.