DCT / PowerShift Transmission Update TSB Thread - Page 148 - 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 TSB, Recall & Problems Archive

MK3 TSB, Recall & Problems Archive The place to chat about TSB and Known Issues for the 2012 Focus.

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

Like Tree7Likes
Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #1471
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95312
Location: C, NJ
What I Drive: 2012 White Platinum Focus Hatch

Posts: 29
FF Reputation: 1 Gary_C Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I don't know the answer to that.
Did you get the recall notice for the Wiper motor?
If the wiper motor recall was done prior to purchase, the Driveability issue MAY have already been upgraded.
Best bet is call the dealer service dept and ask them. Have your VIN handy so they can check their database.
Gary_C is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-16-2012, 11:15 AM   #1472
Focus Addict
 
suss6052's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95752
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver

Posts: 13,276
Points 10,605, Level 68
Points: 10,605, Level: 68 Points: 10,605, Level: 68 Points: 10,605, Level: 68
Level Up 39% Completed
Level up: 39% Level up: 39% Level up: 39%
Forum Activity 32%
Activity: 32% Activity: 32% Activity: 32%
FF Reputation: 29 suss6052 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nick625 View Post
Gary,

I just bought a 2012 made in 6/12. I'm having the same issues. How can I know if my car already has the Driveability upgrade installed?

Thanks.
According to Ford all vehicles built on or after 3/28/12 were supposed to be assembled with the latest programming for the DCT.
suss6052 is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-16-2012, 11:18 AM   #1473
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97131
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
What I Drive: 2012 Sterling Gray Focus Sedan SE

Posts: 133
FF Reputation: 1 Cylander Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
So after putting some miles on it after the update and not having to run the AC on max, my city mileage went from 26 MPG to 29 MPG.
Cylander is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2012, 08:16 AM   #1474
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102649
Location: edmond, OK
What I Drive: 2012 Focus

Posts: 15
FF Reputation: 1 nick625 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Does anyone know what the Ford recommended "adaptive drive cycle" is? Is it the 5 hard 0-60 starts?
nick625 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2012, 09:14 AM   #1475
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102548
Location: Austin, TX
What I Drive: 2012 White Titanium Hatchback

Posts: 285
Points 181, Level 3
Points: 181, Level: 3 Points: 181, Level: 3 Points: 181, Level: 3
Level Up 62% Completed
Level up: 62% Level up: 62% Level up: 62%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 jdetzel Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I do not think this is a Ford recomendation. Take a look at this thread "Possible fix for shaky clutch engagement"
jdetzel is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2012, 12:25 PM   #1476
Focus Enthusiast
 
noahsfocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90974
Location: buena park, CA
What I Drive: 2012 White Platinum Ti Sport Hatch

Posts: 311
Points 493, Level 9
Points: 493, Level: 9 Points: 493, Level: 9 Points: 493, Level: 9
Level Up 86% Completed
Level up: 86% Level up: 86% Level up: 86%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 5 noahsfocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nick625 View Post
Does anyone know what the Ford recommended "adaptive drive cycle" is? Is it the 5 hard 0-60 starts?
Here is the "Drive Cycle" Ford recommends there techs perform whenever the Adaptive Learning process is reset due to a PCM (tsb) update. You can also reset your Adaptive Learning manually by disconnecting the battery for around 5-15 min.

DCT / PowerShift Transmission Update TSB Thread

Page 26 of this thread and it is mentioned on other pages too.
noahsfocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2012, 01:01 PM   #1477
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102548
Location: Austin, TX
What I Drive: 2012 White Titanium Hatchback

Posts: 285
Points 181, Level 3
Points: 181, Level: 3 Points: 181, Level: 3 Points: 181, Level: 3
Level Up 62% Completed
Level up: 62% Level up: 62% Level up: 62%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 jdetzel Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Pat your Head and rub your Tummy

Quote:
Originally Posted by noahsfocus View Post



Here is the Drive cycle procedure. I am sure in most cases the dealer performed this during the update. But if people are feeling erratic shifting then this could have been skipped.

I believe I heard in another thread that if you disconnect the battery for 10 min then the transmission adaptive learning process will be manually reset? May or may not be true but if it was that would be an easy way to do a reset and then perform the drive cycle procedure. On the other hand this drive cycle may only be needed after an actual PCM update as performed at the dealer. I suppose someone who had erratic shifting could always ask the dealer to do another reset and make sure they do the proper drive cycle procedure.

My dealer would of performed this but I volunteered so I could be sure it was done correctly and it also saved them time at the end of a busy day.

First steps I did in the parking lot while shifting from drive to reverse then I pulled out to a quiet street to go from 15mph to a slow stop 5 times. Then I drove slowly keeping between 1-4th gears to get to the nearest freeway (about 1.5mi away from dealer) then I drove from 55-65mph down the freeway to achieve 6th gear for 2min keeping rpm's under 3000 to complete the last step.

Then after about 10 min of normal driving I began sport driving and wow it felt really good and has been just great ever since.

Hope this helps.
Sorry but when reading the print out I couldn't help but think about that (Pat your hear and rub your tummy at the same time) and are you also supposed to click your shoes together 3 times.
jdetzel is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #1478
Focus Enthusiast
 
noahsfocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90974
Location: buena park, CA
What I Drive: 2012 White Platinum Ti Sport Hatch

Posts: 311
Points 493, Level 9
Points: 493, Level: 9 Points: 493, Level: 9 Points: 493, Level: 9
Level Up 86% Completed
Level up: 86% Level up: 86% Level up: 86%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 5 noahsfocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdetzel View Post
Sorry but when reading the print out I couldn't help but think about that (Pat your hear and rub your tummy at the same time) and are you also supposed to click your shoes together 3 times.
If you think it could help then by all means, give it a try ...

These steps help set the normal operation for the DCT including shift points. May seem a bit excessive but it's what the engineers came up with. They say to skip this step when the adaptive learning is reset may cause driveability issues. This is suppose to be for the Ford service techs, not the customer to perform.
noahsfocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2012, 01:36 PM   #1479
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88299
Location: Torrance, CA
What I Drive: 2012 sterling gray Titanium

Posts: 3,473
Points 4,816, Level 44
Points: 4,816, Level: 44 Points: 4,816, Level: 44 Points: 4,816, Level: 44
Level Up 33% Completed
Level up: 33% Level up: 33% Level up: 33%
Forum Activity 8%
Activity: 8% Activity: 8% Activity: 8%
FF Reputation: 11 Kabigon Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by noahsfocus View Post
If you think it could help then by all means, give it a try ...

These steps help set the normal operation for the DCT including shift points. May seem a bit excessive but it's what the engineers came up with. They say to skip this step when the adaptive learning is reset may cause driveability issues. This is suppose to be for the Ford service techs, not the customer to perform.
If the adaptive learning is really blanked, the car won't move because the TCM is clueless about clutch enagagement (i.e. it hasn't "learned" the touch points).

The drive cycle simply accelerates the normal "learning" process for clutch engagement. It should be done by the dealer so that the clutches engage correctly (smoothly) before returning the car to the customer.

If the drive cycle is not performed, it doesn't matter after a day or two. For obvious reasons, the TCM is *always* "learning".
Kabigon is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-22-2012, 03:21 PM   #1480
-----<M>-----
 
kam327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94700
Location: Tampa, FL
What I Drive: '14 Ruby Ti w/ Handling Pkg

Posts: 2,570
Points 8,048, Level 60
Points: 8,048, Level: 60 Points: 8,048, Level: 60 Points: 8,048, Level: 60
Level Up 49% Completed
Level up: 49% Level up: 49% Level up: 49%
Forum Activity 8%
Activity: 8% Activity: 8% Activity: 8%
FF Reputation: 14 kam327 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nick625 View Post
Does anyone know what the Ford recommended "adaptive drive cycle" is? Is it the 5 hard 0-60 starts?
kam327 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:

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


LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/mk3-tsb-recall-problems-archive/271673-dct-powershift-transmission-update-tsb-thread.html
Posted By For Type Date
Untitled document This thread Refback 03-09-2015 01:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:04 PM.


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