Originally Posted by rsnow
Replaced a many of these clutchs. Just updated one today and had a different program. The adaptive learning portion of the reprogram was eliminated.
Can anyone else confirm this? I had a feeling that this was the problem. EVERY time I take the car in for any kind of transmission issue, they say they find nothing and reset and or upgrade the software. The car then drives fantastic for a day or so, then it goes back to being a spaz. I've found too that disconnecting the battery for a minute and then re-attaching it results in the same crisp shifting and driveability.
In every other automatic car that I've driven there doesn't seem to be any "adaptive learning" at all. Take the auto Mazda 3 for instance; you press the pedal a certain amount and it reacts a particular way. Press the pedal the same amount a week later (or whenever) and it does the same thing it did last time. With the Focus I've never had any idea how the car was going to react to pedal inputs.
I REALLY hope that adaptive learning is gone. It seems to be nothing but trouble.