|Today 11:36 AM|
As for your tune, I can't do it right now. Honestly, I'll probably end up dumping the Focus around the end of the year.
|Today 11:31 AM|
I will , I have 2 MK3 and will more then likely buy another at some point
I stole my second one , test drove it used , shudder was so bad couldnt hardly drive it , found out it was a buy back , haggled for 3 weeks and got it for my price because they couldnt fix it , loaded my Custom Tune and drove it home with 80% of the shudder gone with first try
I dont get all the fussing from the guys that still have shudder when there is a solution out there that works to cure it on most of the MK3 I have done , Ford dealers have figured it out there my best customers now LOL
I dont ever see Ford fixing this
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|08-24-2016 05:33 PM|
I had a similar experience to RebelX yesterday.
2015 Focus, Revision F clutches. Slow speed shudder went away at 20,000 kilometers... replaced by occasional shudder starting off from stop, which got worse.
A dealer a month ago had told me the shudder in my 2015 was normal and my driving was at fault. Didn't do anything, even a reset, since my TCM was loaded with the newest software. Modified my driving like I was driving a stick, got most of the minor shudder to go away. Still had a major shudder that would manifest on hot days in stop-and-go traffic, but I didn't consider it a major issue. So I expected nothing when I brought it into the dealer I purchased the car from, just to be sure. Instead, my service advisor immediately sent me to another one who focused on transmissions. Vehicle was taken on a drive to warm up the transmission, then thrown into shudder testing while I had some coffee and checked out the RS they had in the lot.
I expected a TCM software issue, since the car has about 30,000 kilometers on it. I was informed by my advisor that the clutches would need to be replaced, and if I could come in on Thursday to get it done - a surprise considering I was expecting weeks of waiting. On top of this, they booked a rental for me, and threw in a free oil change / rotation / air filter change. So, we'll see how these "Revision G" clutches from the 2016 perform. In the meantime, they installed the latest TCM software, which seems to shift at a higher RPM and more like a proper DCT in terms of speed and firmness.
Honestly, I love how this car handles, and I enjoy the positive aspects of the DCT. I just wish they went with a wet clutch similar to the DSG in the Golf... or even the DCT in the previous generation Euro Focus. When's the last time anyone complained about the latter? If this issue keeps recurring as I close in on the end of powertrain warranty... I've got my eyes on an ST3.
|08-24-2016 04:18 PM|
|Polarmud||Is it fair to say that the 16 models are better than the previous years. I would really like to get a new Focus, but I'm very hesitant on these DCT issues.|
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