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Old 03-12-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Special Service Message 32134, Transmission, 11MARCH2013

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SYMPTOM CODE INFORMATION
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Start/Run/Move > Noise
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32134 2012-2012 Fiesta / Focus - Grind Or Scraping Noise -DPS6 Automatic Transmission
Some 2012-2013 Fiesta and Focus vehicles equipped with a DPS6 transmission may exhibit a grinding or scraping noise during light acceleration or coast down between 50 - 20 MPH, in cold ambient temperatures. Engineering is aware of the concern and is currently working on a resolution. Do not replace the clutch or transmission for this condition as this will not impact the symptom. Please submit a Global Concern Report (GCR) for the concern. To complete a GCR, start an OASIS session from the PTS website using the VIN, click report a vehicle concern link at the bottom of the OASIS page, select report entry, and complete the form. Monitor OASIS for future communications updates.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 11-MARCH-2013
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This was stapled to my dealership paperwork when i picked up my vehicle, perhaps someone can interpret this a little, the EFFECTIVE DATE was listed as the date i picked the vehicle up, i THINK this was new info that ford corporate is sending their repair shops now but has anyone seen this message before?

I HOPE this mean that after 2 years Ford has decided to fix the problem but I don't want to get my hopes up if this notice has just been passed around for as long but with different dates...


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Old 03-12-2013, 07:02 PM   #2
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WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW all new just spoke with CSM today never mentioned...keep us up to date,,tks
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hmm. I couldn't see any of this today because the Ford site us Ford dealers use has been down on most of the East Coast since the 6th.
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Mine's not horrible, but it could definitely be a little smoother at times. Hope they figure it out.
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Hey folks,

If your vehicle is exhibiting the symptoms mentioned above, now is a great time to take your Focus into the dealership. If you need any assistance, I'm always just a PM away.

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Old 03-14-2013, 04:22 PM   #6
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If your vehicle is exhibiting the symptoms mentioned above, now is a great time to take your Focus into the dealership. If you need any assistance, I'm always just a PM away.

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No offense but don't bother taking your vehicle in for service, the SSM clearly states there is no fix at this time, better to just wait till they CAN fix it rather than wasting your time.
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"in cold ambient temperatures" I live in South Florida and today it's in the mid 70's and my car still makes the noise. I dunno, will owners get a recall notice on this when a fix is found?

I also wonder if this is causing damage to the tranny each time I hear it?
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"in cold ambient temperatures" I live in South Florida and today it's in the mid 70's and my car still makes the noise. I dunno, will owners get a recall notice on this when a fix is found?

I also wonder if this is causing damage to the tranny each time I hear it?
Chances are the transmission HAS been damaged from constant grinding on the synchro's and gear faces, I speculate Ford has been dragging it's knuckles for so long about this issue in hopes that people 30k 3yr warranty will have expired by the time the fix comes out. That way WE are paying for the repair cost... I brought this up last time mine was at the dealer for the grinding issue, didn't get much of a response but I've rebuilt enough manual tranny's to know what it probably looks like inside that gearbox now... /sadface

Also not sure how they came about the whole "cold weather" causing the issue. Perhaps the tranny shifts better at like 200degrees or something...

I'm speculating also that the "cold weather" is pertaining to the motors and/or solenoids that operate the shifting/clutch and NOT the actual gearbox itself.

Maybe it has even worse issues in a deep freeze and this SSM is only for sub zero temperatures. I know my old toyota pickup was a beyotch to shift the first few times every winter when it was below zero.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:26 PM   #9
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Chances are the transmission HAS been damaged from constant grinding on the synchro's and gear faces, I speculate Ford has been dragging it's knuckles for so long about this issue in hopes that people 30k 3yr warranty will have expired by the time the fix comes out. That way WE are paying for the repair cost... I brought this up last time mine was at the dealer for the grinding issue, didn't get much of a response but I've rebuilt enough manual tranny's to know what it probably looks like inside that gearbox now... /sadface

Also not sure how they came about the whole "cold weather" causing the issue. Perhaps the tranny shifts better at like 200degrees or something...

I'm speculating also that the "cold weather" is pertaining to the motors and/or solenoids that operate the shifting/clutch and NOT the actual gearbox itself.

Maybe it has even worse issues in a deep freeze and this SSM is only for sub zero temperatures. I know my old toyota pickup was a beyotch to shift the first few times every winter when it was below zero.

would this not be covered by the powertrain warranty after the 3yr bumper to bumper?
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would this not be covered by the powertrain warranty after the 3yr bumper to bumper?
Good point, forgot about the powertrain warranty, can't remember how long it's good for tho.
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