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Old 11-22-2012, 10:10 AM   #1681
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I've had grinding/rattling/shaking in my TI sedan getting steadily worse since new (June-12). I had the update last spring. Given the many posts here on this issues it's obvious that the shifting mechanism in these cars if flawed.

I brought it to my dealer last week to address the issues. Though the minimal grinding occurred (wouldn't you know it - normally it was a lot) when I took a drive with the tech, he knew exactly what I was describing (probably from other customers as well) and recommended my clutch assembly be replaced. They replaced it under warranty this week and so far the car drives better than it ever did with quiet smooth shifts. I'll report again after more milage.

I'm very happy with my dealer for supporting me on this with no begging required on my part
Whats your built date?
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I've had grinding/rattling/shaking in my TI sedan getting steadily worse since new (June-12). I had the update last spring. Given the many posts here on this issues it's obvious that the shifting mechanism in these cars if flawed.
Obvious? There are no known problems with the shifting mechanism.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:23 PM   #1683
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March 12 I think (I bought the car new from dealer in June 12.

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Old 11-22-2012, 08:33 PM   #1684
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Obvious? There are no known problems with the shifting mechanism.
I don't understand your point. There are hundreds of posts (if not thousands) in multiple threads on this forum from many Focus owners all over the place all having the same exact issues with dct shift grinding. A couple of owners have been successfull getting ford to buy back their car. These issues have been in the news and have affected Ford's consumer ratings in some cases (consumer reports). My tech reported a number of worn elements in the transmission parts he replaced (worn out after 14k of light city / highway driving). So yes - there is obviously a desighn flaw - we just don't know how serious it is - I'm hoping clutch replacement fixes it cuz otherwise, I love my car.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:57 PM   #1685
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My car had "pcm to tcm reprogramed" (thats what it says in the invoice). How long does the new "learning period" lasts?
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I don't understand your point. There are hundreds of posts (if not thousands) in multiple threads on this forum from many Focus owners all over the place all having the same exact issues with dct shift grinding. A couple of owners have been successfull getting ford to buy back their car. These issues have been in the news and have affected Ford's consumer ratings in some cases (consumer reports). My tech reported a number of worn elements in the transmission parts he replaced (worn out after 14k of light city / highway driving). So yes - there is obviously a desighn flaw - we just don't know how serious it is - I'm hoping clutch replacement fixes it cuz otherwise, I love my car.
My point was that the only known recurring transmission problem is a leaking seal. The vast majority of "DCT problems" are directly related to the clutches (which are often contaminated with oil). In most cases, replacement of the seals and clutch assembly will do the trick.
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My car had "pcm to tcm reprogrammed" (that's what it says in the invoice). How long does the new "learning period" lasts?
Depends on whether the tech did the adaptive learning cycle. If he did (you'll need to check). it should take about 1600 kms for you and the trans to become reacquainted. FYI, the car loves to be driven hard so make a practice of doing this every once on a while.
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So if they didnt do the adaptive learning cycle there is no learning period?
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So if they didnt do the adaptive learning cycle there is no learning period?
Correct.
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Is there any way that I can find out if they did it without going back to the dealer?
Its kinda shifting weird.
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