try importing the CD into iTunes on your computer, then create a playlist of the songs, put blank CD in your computer and burn the playlist. this will remove any extra digital content off the CD that's making it not work in your truck. the one you burned should work.
There are a few variables here, but if it helps...
...I used to have a problem with CDs over 60 minutes long in a factory system circa 1997--the way CDs are burned has been changing just a bit over the years. In the beginning it was about 50-odd minutes that you could fit on a CD, then later it got up to about 70, then 74, and I think that's where it's stopped. Blunderbuss isn't 74 minutes, but there may be a problem in the way it's made that's making your truck not like it. The disc plays fine in my Kenwood (circa 2009) and my wife's Subaru factory unit, (circa 2002).
Also, take a peek at the underside (unmarked side) of the disc: if the coloring has a kind of a 'puddle' shape to it, there may just be something wrong with the manufacturing of the disc...rare, but I've had a couple of discs that would throw a fit in a particular player just for that reason.
Personally, I'd rip it to MP3, burn it to a blank CD, and go from there. I've easily been able to rip this album and play it on my phone, computers, and a thumb drive attached to my car stereo (when I handed the disc over to my wife). I haven't seen any digital content on this disc--mine doesn't even have "CD-Text" embedded in it. But good luck to you. I hope you can resolve the problem.
Thank you for your post - I'll look at the coloring on unmarked side but, I've already tried ripping it to mps & then disc - let's put it this way - all of my friends & family are loving blunderbussx!! It plays in my computers, my husband's factory ford taurus(2006) but refuses my factory ford explorer (2009) . This has never happened to me before - I just don't get it!
I am really sorry to hear it Heather! That has to be truly aggravating. I have to admit I'm just about out of ideas--but if you have the ability to send that disc back...err, a new one *might* solve your problems, or it might not. If this were a DualDisc, mini, CD-A, or some other weird format, I could see why this would happen.
Have you also tried some forums for the vehicle? Like searching for "2009 Ford CD player wont play some discs"? I have an example here...
Some car players act really weird when there's a wiring problem, or when you've had work done on it that required disconnecting the battery, but usually the latter just results in your presets being gone. My wife had a Contour whose tape player would flip sides when you went over a bump the right way--until a wiring harness factory recall fixed it (but made everything else worse).
If this were back in the bad old days of DRM-infested Sony discs, I'd immediately hop on the copy-protection bandwagon and cry foul...but it's been a LONG time since I've seen a commercial disc with anything like that loaded into it.
Jack White planned it that way due to his hatred of trucks. The only way to get it to play is to airbrush "Jack White thinks I'm a douchebag for driving this" on the side of your truck. Email him with photographic evidence and he'll send you an unlock code.