TSB 12B37 - New? - Page 42 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-22-2012, 11:17 AM   #411
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88175
Location: Listowel, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Focus Titanium, Sterling Grey

Posts: 121
FF Reputation: 1 Tumdace Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
This update fixed my issue. Car has so much more power now, and no stuttering.

Before I would have to drive carefully, barely pushing the accelerator. Sometimes if I wanted to merge into a highway or get out of a parking lot, if I pushed the gas down, it would not accelerate as much as it should have for a good 3-4 seconds, then it would kick in, then when I let go of the gas, it would shudder horrifically.

Just pulled out of a parking lot today, pushed the gas, good solid acceleration. No worries. Shifting is smooth, idle shaking of the vehicle is reduced (still shakes a little, I am a little worried about that but I guarantee my dealer will say nothing is wrong).

Finally can enjoy the car I bought 8 months ago.
Tumdace is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-22-2012, 11:57 AM   #412
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95236
Location: davie, FL
What I Drive: 2012 focus

Posts: 209
FF Reputation: -3 allyy Poor Behavior Needs Improvement
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dan50 View Post
Those with troublesome DCTs please take a look at the second paragraph of Thomas' post. If yours isn't working right after 12B37, PM your symptoms to him.

Rather than communicate your problems back through the dealer network, I believe Thomas will summarize the issues and provide to Ford engineering. This could be a great way for our group to help Ford identify what still isn't working right. Good things could result for all.
Why go through him instead of the dealer? What is the big secret Ford CS has and the dealer doesnt no about it yet. Why doesnt Thomas just come out and say what the problem is.
allyy is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #413
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95246
Location: Here, MI
What I Drive: 2012 Ford Focus SEL

Posts: 454
Points 1,195, Level 18
Points: 1,195, Level: 18 Points: 1,195, Level: 18 Points: 1,195, Level: 18
Level Up 95% Completed
Level up: 95% Level up: 95% Level up: 95%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 2 unfocused1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tumdace View Post
This update fixed my issue. Car has so much more power now, and no stuttering.

Before I would have to drive carefully, barely pushing the accelerator. Sometimes if I wanted to merge into a highway or get out of a parking lot, if I pushed the gas down, it would not accelerate as much as it should have for a good 3-4 seconds, then it would kick in, then when I let go of the gas, it would shudder horrifically.

Just pulled out of a parking lot today, pushed the gas, good solid acceleration. No worries. Shifting is smooth, idle shaking of the vehicle is reduced (still shakes a little, I am a little worried about that but I guarantee my dealer will say nothing is wrong).

Finally can enjoy the car I bought 8 months ago.
I thought mine had power before 12B37, especially in passing vehicles, but after 12B37... it's a big improvement. the car still works marvelously with the transmission update, and I think the adaptive learning process was a positive factor as well.

Oh, there are occasional idle shudders, but nothing near how it was, and as this is an "automated manual transmission" rather than an "automatic transmission", I've read some of the issues afoot are not entirely abnormal. Or not to worry about and I've not.
unfocused1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2012, 01:47 PM   #414
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Fan#: 91789
Location: Too much info, IL
What I Drive: 2012 SEL White Platinum 5 Dr 302A

Posts: 1,289
Points 3,648, Level 37
Points: 3,648, Level: 37 Points: 3,648, Level: 37 Points: 3,648, Level: 37
Level Up 99% Completed
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 15 dan50 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by allyy View Post
Why go through him instead of the dealer? What is the big secret Ford CS has and the dealer doesnt no about it yet. Why doesnt Thomas just come out and say what the problem is.
You are a hard guy to help. Look, Thomas doesn't know what the problem is, and Customer Servce probably doesn't either,
but he has offered to take our collective concerns to Ford's engineering department to see if there are solutions. The DCT issues are probably in the software - the dealers can't fiddle with this on their own, so Ford has to come up with the solution. Maybe our residual concerns will point out something useful.

We're very good at complaining here; we should be delighted that Ford is willing to listen to us.
dan50 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-22-2012, 01:54 PM   #415
Focus Enthusiast
 
primetime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Fan#: 100063
Location: Richmond, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Silver Ford Focus Titanium

Posts: 68
FF Reputation: 1 primetime Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Walked in the other day, told them that I had some problems with the transmission shuddering on low speed. They looked it up, saw the recall on a few things and they scheduled me in to get the upgrade done.

Just got it back and the ride seems smoother. I'm going to give it a few days to see how it goes with the adaptive learning, but so far I like the responsiveness of the car after the upgrade.
primetime is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2012, 02:04 AM   #416
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96712
Location: Chicago, IL
What I Drive: 2012 Sterling Gray SEL Hatch

Posts: 6
FF Reputation: 1 boilersox Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I liked it after the update. Now about 800 miles after the update, it seems worse than it was before the update. Everyone talking about more power, I feel like I have less power. Unless I drive granny style, it's a pain in the ass. I usually drive mostly highway, however the other day was driving in the city, and it was an awful experience.

And when in reverse, I have to give it a lot of gas for it to even budge. After putting it in drive, I then start to sputter out of the parking lot.

Runs much better in 'S' than Drive. Maybe I "learned" it wrong.
boilersox is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2012, 10:30 AM   #417
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95236
Location: davie, FL
What I Drive: 2012 focus

Posts: 209
FF Reputation: -3 allyy Poor Behavior Needs Improvement
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fatfocus View Post
So, what's the real reason for this FSA?
It is a recall on fords part not the government
They do it with out being told
allyy is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2012, 11:00 AM   #418
Focus Enthusiast
 
craigsfocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97985
Location: Fort Eustis, VA
What I Drive: 2012 Race Red SE

Posts: 453
Points 3,162, Level 34
Points: 3,162, Level: 34 Points: 3,162, Level: 34 Points: 3,162, Level: 34
Level Up 75% Completed
Level up: 75% Level up: 75% Level up: 75%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 6 craigsfocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by allyy View Post
It is a recall on fords part not the government
They do it with out being told
Its not a recall. Recalls are safety related, mandated by the Government. Like the Recalls that are now going on for the 2010-2012 Chevy Cruizes, 475,418 of them for engines fires, along with another 249 for bad welds on the gas tank bracket. Good job GM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1619289.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelin...l-chevy-cruze/

http://news.yahoo.com/gm-recalls-475...--finance.html
__________________
2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback Race Red. 203A Spec. Window Tint. K&N Typhoon CAI. FSWerks Race Exhaust. Weathertech Digital Fit Floormats. HIDs with Projectors. Build Date: 2/14/2012

Active Duty US Army. MOS 91E (Machinist). OEF Vet.
craigsfocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2012, 03:07 PM   #419
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 88551
Location: Lansing, MI
What I Drive: 2012 Sterling Grey Focus Hatchback

Posts: 187
FF Reputation: 1 JesseE1981 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by FordCustomerService View Post
VOLDAR and Kaaru -

I your "thanks" with open arms! I'll do the research on my end and post any findings next week.



Rememo -

Yes, this is what I meant! I'll remember to edit my posts sometimes. By the way, thanks for the link. Ford Owner will also come in handy: http://Owner.Ford.com/servlet/Conten.../Page/HomePage.



dan50 -

I'll need the VIN as well. This way, our team can keep a tally and look into each specific vehicle.

I'm excited to see how many PMs I'll receive! I may need to make more room in my inbox.

Cordially,

Thomas
I sent you my VIN. Extremely worried that transmission isn't going to hold up in this thing.
JesseE1981 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2012, 05:51 PM   #420
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95236
Location: davie, FL
What I Drive: 2012 focus

Posts: 209
FF Reputation: -3 allyy Poor Behavior Needs Improvement
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by craigsfocus View Post
Its not a recall. Recalls are safety related, mandated by the Government. Like the Recalls that are now going on for the 2010-2012 Chevy Cruizes, 475,418 of them for engines fires, along with another 249 for bad welds on the gas tank bracket. Good job GM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1619289.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelin...l-chevy-cruze/

http://news.yahoo.com/gm-recalls-475...--finance.html
It is a recall by ford they do not have to wait for the government to say they have to do something about the roll back probelem. I would like you to PM Thomas and he will explain it to you.
allyy is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1