|12-07-2012 11:22 AM|
|12-07-2012 11:20 AM|
I am just worried about getting a transmission that will cause headaches for stop-n-go driving and feel very jerky.
i got the idea of buying my 2012 focus after driving a rental focus for three days. one thing i noticed is the transmission is different but that's not necessarily a bad thing and you do get used to it. i really notice it when i have to slow down going through a curve...it lags a little. but really it's not a big deal.
overall it's a great car that drives very well.
|12-06-2012 07:36 PM|
|mr_cassandra||I was under the impression that is was an improvement to existing programming but if yours is running fine, not sure I'd recommend changing anything.|
|12-06-2012 07:29 PM|
|onestout||I have a 2013 and there haven't been any updates needed and I haven't had any issues, I'll be hitting 10K tomorrow.|
|12-06-2012 05:02 PM|
From what I've experienced and I've drove quite a few as I get my hands on all our cars at some point at the dealership and I have yet to experience one that has the problems mentioned.
But I've noticed people mention about the transmission updates would it benefit my vehicle in any way or is it just for the ones experiencing the hesitation and stuttering problem?
|12-06-2012 01:56 PM|
Glad for you guys though.
|12-06-2012 01:45 PM|
Stop and go traffic won't be a problem.
All 3 Foci with DCTs that I have personal experience with work great. I doubt that we're just lucky, I'd say the ones on this forum with DCT problems are unlucky.
Bought mine April 2011 - No problems
Nephew bought his April 2012 - No problems
Best Friend bought his July 2012 - No problems
|12-06-2012 01:29 PM|
Long story short many people have no problem or what could be considered "normal" for dual clutch transmissions-a slight unobtrusive shudder-hesitation on low speed startups.
maybe 10% of owners have a pronounced stumble-hesitation-clatter on startup, enough for passengers to ask what is that?
a very small percentage of owners have described a dangerous bog down/stumble on the highway or off.
fixes ranges from two TSB's and a recall issued by ford to removing the transmission and replacing the throwout bearing, sell and/or clutches.
people who have had this done report the problem is GONE.
when you remember that many dealers and ford customer svc have said the problem is normal, you need to ask yourself how could the problem be gone, if it was normal.
|05-19-2012 10:35 AM|
Posted via FF Mobile Agreed, a lot of the complaints were also just the fact that people werent used to this type of transmission. The powershift auto is a dual clutch automatic, like VWs DSG, so it doesnt have the same set up as a traditional automatic transmission. Itll behave more like a manual with an automatic option. So people were used to their slushbox smooth autos, thats why their were many complaints. Misunderstanding of the tech really. It wasnt thatthese things were braking down on the side of the road and leaving people stranded. Ford has since made updates to the transmissions. If you were fine with how the transmission behaved, no reason not to buy it.
|05-18-2012 02:18 PM|
|jjones6116||Easy fix... Get a manual|
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