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Old 12-08-2011, 08:48 AM   #271
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Originally Posted by Craeshen View Post
The updated software has been really fantastic so far even tho the dealership was not happy about having to do that and me having to mention I have a warranty for exactly that reason. At least the tech was on my side there.

Anyway after I got it back I simulated a condition that had left the transmission confused before and had it refuse too upshift, hit the brakes hard as if in an emergency breaking situation then needing to get back on the gas suddenly.

Well when I hit the brakes I was at forty dropped to 20 hit the gas the cars program quickly figured out my intent (IE emergency avoidance.) and dumped the clutch all I can say whoa looked down and I was @ 100 km/h suffice it too say I backed off the throttle quickly but it now reacts more intuitively.

Also when you get the update the transmission goes through another period of adaptive learning.

One nice thing I have noticed now is the shift's between gears are always @ 2500 rpm now when going easy on the gas were as before they varied from 1800 too 2200 rpm which is too early.

(Yes this was on a hi way wasn't other traffic but yes I have had too do that before trust me I have days where I can't figure out how the some people got there license seeing as they lack the sense part oft it.)
You don't have to be speeding along and slam on the brakes then floor it to have this happen. I've had it happen now three times with an October car. All three times I was cruising at 35 to 40, a car or line of cars was stopped or slowing significantly in front of me and the lane to my right was lightly occupied. I braked to slow for the traffic in front of me, waited for the two or three cars in the right lane to clear, then lightly hit the gas as I turned into the right lane and the tranny either upshifted, or missed a shift and I momentarily got no go but high RPMs.

I don't commute any more, but this sort of maneuver is very common during a commute where one is attempting to get into an HOV lane brake, or other slow traffic lane changes. I'll try it a few more times, and then talk to my dealer, if I can replicate the event.

Thanks for the post.
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