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Old 10-27-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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Ford rushes to fix gearbox problems, but not quickly enough for Consumer Reports



Consumer Reports recently cited issues with the PowerShift dual-clutch transmission in the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta as one of the primary reasons behind the automaker's fall from grace in its annual Car Reliability Study, but according to The New York Times, the automaker has already worked to solve most of the problems with the gearboxes. Ford has issued a number of technical service bulletins designed to improve drivability at low speeds. On September 13, Ford sent its dealers a bulletin describing how to reprogram the powertrain control module for "smoother acceleration, reduced hesitation, better low-speed drivability and improved shift scheduling."

In addition, a separate bulletin sent out on September 2 specifically dealt with harsh gear changes in the Fiesta. Like its larger sibling, dealers were instructed to reprogram the transmission for better performance. Still, those fixes come too late for Ford in the Consumer Reports' report.


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Old 10-27-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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Posted via FF Mobile I cant find the original post Volvo?
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Right here I just commented ya back and brought back to the top.

consumers report out on ford...
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Lol.
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Right here I just commented ya back and brought back to the top.

consumers report out on ford...
Yea thats what I thought. This is not a repost technically, the other one was about consumer reports this article from autoblog is disussing what Ford is doing because of the problems...which was not discussed in the other article.

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Yea thats what I thought. This is not a repost technically, the other one was about consumer reports this article from autoblog is disussing what Ford is doing because of the problems...which was not discussed in the other article.

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Repost with a lil more info. :b
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I sometimes wonder who "FFteam" is, they've plagiarized things in the past without citing sources. Tom. Don't plagiarize things, Tom, and thanks for the great site.

Ford deserves to lose some face for all the problems the new cars are having. I suspected something was amiss when Ford announced they were doing extended test drives of new cars.
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