Originally Posted by MPHinPgh
That's the whole gist of the problem right there. They HAVEN'T provided an explanation. Ford says "The shift motors are waking up, don't worry about it".
Apparently my BS sensor is a little more sensitive than yours, but that is not a sufficient explanation.
Let me ask you this...does your car make this sound (assuming you have the 6-speed auto)?
Yes. it does. I have a 2013 hatch with the 6 spd auto. Until somebody can show me an example of it hurting the car by actually wearing out a part, etc., I am not worrying about it. This car does a lot of things different than my old cars . . . so what?
Look, Ford says it is the shift motors. If you don't buy that explanation, then show us some proof the noise is coming from something else. I for one am open to another explanation, but it has to be more than just saying "i don't buy it". Or, if you agree it is the shift motors, but you think it is harming them, then show us anything to support that.