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Old 11-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
Look at it this way:

Common sense would tell you that the transmission seal that they are replacing has been redesigned (improved).
That means it is likely that it is only a matter of when (and not if) the original "defective" seal starts to leak.

In other words, it had to happen sooner or later.

Hopefully your car will be repaired properly.
It does seem that a redesign to the seals took place at some point but exactly when that was is not certain. The poll I conducted a few months back seemed to indicated that the vast majority of people that were still experiencing issues with the DCT had a build date in the first 6 months of production and that there were very few with a build date after the first 6 months that have ongoing DCT problems. That would suggest a redesign during the period.

My 2012 FF Ti was built on 5/7/12 and I have had no issues with the DCT, or MFT for that matter -- I now have just about 12,500 miles on it and love it just as much as the day I picked it up.

2012 FF Ti HB Sonic Blue, Built 5/7/12, 401A + Parking Technology Package and MFT w/NAV 3.0.2 -> 3.2.2 -> 3.5.1 -> 3.6.2
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