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05-31-2013 11:06 AM
PratoN My dealer charged me $36 to do this update to the ACM (I'm past the 3year/36k mile warrranty), but shouldn't this have been covered under the 5 year/unlimited mile MFT extension warranty? Or is that just for issues with / replacing the APIM?

Not a huge deal, but just more proof that the dealership near my work has perfected the art of scamming their customers.
11-19-2012 04:42 PM
TehMark eh whatever. i'm tired
11-19-2012 04:33 PM
lewisra
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Originally Posted by TehMark View Post
See http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=301557 for the main discussion on this TSB

I originally had some bluetooth laggyness/skipping when I installed 3.5 but this went away after a master reset. Since installing I've found that my iphone 5 connects faster and more reliably. Bluetooth music playback is greatly improved as well. The system will seek to connect back to it's previous audio source without having to do what one person described fantastically as the "bluetooth dance"

If you don't have nav I'd really suggest downloading it if you are having problems. It has been a great improvement for me. I believe once ios 6.1 comes out and fixes a few issues on their end I'll finally be happy with MFT.
Not sure who you're responding to, but this TSB has nothing to do with TSB 12-11-01
11-19-2012 03:44 PM
TehMark See http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=301557 for the main discussion on this TSB

I originally had some bluetooth laggyness/skipping when I installed 3.5 but this went away after a master reset. Since installing I've found that my iphone 5 connects faster and more reliably. Bluetooth music playback is greatly improved as well. The system will seek to connect back to it's previous audio source without having to do what one person described fantastically as the "bluetooth dance"

If you don't have nav I'd really suggest downloading it if you are having problems. It has been a great improvement for me. I believe once ios 6.1 comes out and fixes a few issues on their end I'll finally be happy with MFT.
11-19-2012 12:40 PM
lewisra I had this TSB installed today. My 15 minutes of testing on way home shows that this issue seems to be fixed. This leaves me and my MFT with no issues that I can remember. :-)
11-18-2012 09:08 AM
lewisra I can replicate this issue on the fly. Just go to Sirius and then back to FM. Mine will also do it sometimes when I start up or from USB to FM
11-18-2012 09:04 AM
lewisra
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This gets me back to my original question. Does anyone actually have a copy of the 12-10-15 TSB that is supposed to address this specific problem? I'd like to see what the procedure is. Being a systems engineer myself has been helpful in the past when the service techs at the Ford dealership and I had to work together to try to figure an issue out. Dealing with all sorts of computerized equipment, from embedded systems up to online services with 100k+ servers, over the past couple of decades has taught me that there are very few issues that are completely new. Most are just slight variations of things that have happened before. :)

When it comes to new stuff like this, the techs at my local dealerships (and I suspect most every dealership) are often at a loss unless there's a very specific TSB from Ford about it or they've seen that exact issue before. While I can play around with it for hours figuring it out if I want, they are locked into doing work that they can charge labor to a customer or Ford for, so they don't have the freedom that I do. I can often do a slightly better job on even routine stuff because I can take my time and tweak/clean every little thing perfectly, where they know they have to get done in the time rated for the task in their systems.
Jason,
I have a copy. PM me your email. 3.5.1 does NOT address this issue. I'm headed to my dealer this week to get it done.
11-17-2012 01:14 PM
estoyloco Cool downloading now... will install it when my wife gets home with my Focus. She borrows mine on the weekends since it gets better gas mileage than her Journey.

I just test drove the 2013 Dodge Dart, that sucker is smooth as hell it didn't exhibit any of the stutters the Focus currently gives me... Depending on the loss on the focus (trade) I might just go for it.

And of course the infotainment system was backed by the reliable and super stable UConnect system. So stable that my wife's Dodge has had 0 crashes, 0 hiccups, 0 freezes in the 1 year she has owned it... Oh yeah and 0 updates, still running factory firmware....no new firmware cause they don't need it.

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Can't hurt man. Give it a go. After I first got it installed I was on the fence. Things were quirky. Leaving the dealership I had no volume control over music and sync-lady's voice level. Ran a reboot when I got home and it fixed those issues. It was still quirky though. I finally bit the bullet and did a master reset two nights ago. Since then I have had a breakthrough in call sound quality (but I have only made one call so I have to investigate that further, not ready to state it is consistently better just yet), I can receive texts (and have the system read them) using an iPhone (still can't send any though). Sirius traffic/travel link seems to work better but again, need more extended time to see if this holds true or not. For the first time since 3.0.2 I am able to have fuel prices andtraffic on the map working simulataneously. It used to be on or the other. My guess is the dealership should have performed a master reset after installation but did not.

Guess what I am saying is, if you are going to self-install, do a master reset before installation. When installation is complete, do another master reset. Things I've noticed:

- BT definitely seems to play better with the system, more reliable.

- Nav definitely improved.

- Still investigating call quality but after the master reset seems better. Need more time though.

- Sirius seems better but again need more time.

- GPS seems to lock in much faster, used to take 8-10 minutes every morning to lock in but since install it is locking in less than a minute every morning.

- Voice commands for music seem vastly improved (still not quite as good as they were for me w/2.11 but much better than 3.0.2, which totally destroyed them for me).

- Index/voice command building time seems about the same.

4-5 days after the 3.0.2 install I reached the conclusion that I wouldn't wish that "upgrade" on my worst enemy. Besides the loss of features, it just seemed to swap one set of bugs for another. 3.2.2 was a lateral move based on my observations, put temp back on the screen but a lot of the existing problems were still there. 3.5.1 is the first one I can honestly say I would recommend so far. Still playing though!
11-17-2012 01:06 PM
copernicium112
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Originally Posted by estoyloco View Post
Makes me wonder if this update will actually fix my system.
Can't hurt man. Give it a go. After I first got it installed I was on the fence. Things were quirky. Leaving the dealership I had no volume control over music and sync-lady's voice level. Ran a reboot when I got home and it fixed those issues. It was still quirky though. I finally bit the bullet and did a master reset two nights ago. Since then I have had a breakthrough in call sound quality (but I have only made one call so I have to investigate that further, not ready to state it is consistently better just yet), I can receive texts (and have the system read them) using an iPhone (still can't send any though). Sirius traffic/travel link seems to work better but again, need more extended time to see if this holds true or not. For the first time since 3.0.2 I am able to have fuel prices and traffic on the map working simulataneously. It used to be one or the other. My guess is the dealership should have performed a master reset after installation but did not.

Guess what I am saying is, if you are going to self-install, do a master reset before installation. When installation is complete, do another master reset. Things I've noticed:

- BT definitely seems to play better with the system, more reliable.

- Nav definitely improved.

- Still investigating call quality but after the master reset seems better. Need more time though.

- Sirius seems better but again need more time.

- GPS seems to lock in much faster, used to take 8-10 minutes every morning to lock in but since install it is locking in less than a minute every morning.

- Voice commands for music seem vastly improved (still not quite as good as they were for me w/2.11 but much better than 3.0.2, which totally destroyed them for me).

- Index/voice command building time seems about the same.

4-5 days after the 3.0.2 install I reached the conclusion that I wouldn't wish that "upgrade" on my worst enemy. Besides the loss of features, it just seemed to swap one set of bugs for another. 3.2.2 was a lateral move based on my observations, put temp back on the screen but a lot of the existing problems were still there. 3.5.1 is the first one I can honestly say I would recommend so far. Still playing though!
11-17-2012 12:26 PM
estoyloco Kind of funny... I'm sitting at a dodge dealership looking at trading the focus in... Makes me wonder if this update will actually fix my system.
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