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12-28-2012 06:50 PM
Drew'sFoci Now what do you mean by flare? If its when you shift up and the RPM's are spiking up a little bit then yes i have that from second to third gear, its almost as if it is hanging onto second in manual shift mode! Is there a fix, or just a deal with it kind of attitude for this problem from ford? Cant believe i did not correlate this problem with this thread [Dummy]
12-28-2012 04:33 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by powermax View Post
I've noticed more shift flares after I got the update specially from 1st to 2nd, I wonder if I'm the only one.
Iím sorry for not seeing this thread sooner, powermax. Have you tried speaking with Ford Canada @ 1-800-565-3673? If so, please drop me a line with what they said.

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Originally Posted by rlculpepper View Post
...I am experiencing that flare...
rlculpepper,

I wanted to check in on whether youíre still experiencing a concern. If so, please PM me with your current mileage, full name, best daytime phone number, dealer details, and VIN.

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Originally Posted by 29Tudor View Post
Had to jump back in here because I posted earlier that mine was doing it. Since the initial update I had it do it two or three times and then never again. So after about a month of driving I think it's gone. Drives great. I don't have any problems with it now.
Itís great to know youíre having a smooth ride. 29Tudor!

Cory
12-28-2012 08:59 AM
29Tudor Had to jump back in here because I posted earlier that mine was doing it. Since the initial update I had it do it two or three times and then never again. So after about a month of driving I think it's gone. Drives great. I don't have any problems with it now.
12-28-2012 01:00 AM
Arco-Zakus
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Originally Posted by Drew'sFoci View Post
... And i love to be involved when driving
I'm curious why you would not have just bought it with the manual transmission then?

I don't have the "flare" problem with the DCT because I have not bought one yet. I'd like to, but I'm forcing myself to be patient until Ford can demonstrate that they know what they're doing by making it right. Giving customers an update that made it worse rather than better doesn't show me that.

I guess if they do get it right it could be better than a human-shifted manual trans while also having better fuel efficiency than a conventional (torque converter) automatic, but I don't know if I could ever trust it given the grief it has caused so many people. If I run out of patience before they get it right I'll either buy a Focus with a manual or something like a Mazda3 with a conventional automatic. Thanks to all the Focus owners who are enduring these "early production issues" so Ford can fix them. I hope for all our sakes they do.
12-16-2012 05:01 PM
Drew'sFoci
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Originally Posted by Desmo748 View Post
nice glad to see i'm not the only one who does this when shifting in "S" mode.
i love to be involved when driving
12-16-2012 01:10 AM
Desmo748
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Originally Posted by Drew'sFoci View Post
Honestly, i know its a little unpractical and defeats the purpose of buying an automatic but i honestly just shift it like a manual! I let my foot off the gas shift then back to the gas, i notice it is much smother and as someone who has always wanted a manual its a win win for me
nice glad to see i'm not the only one who does this when shifting in "S" mode.
12-15-2012 11:47 AM
Drew'sFoci Honestly, i know its a little unpractical and defeats the purpose of buying an automatic but i honestly just shift it like a manual! I let my foot off the gas shift then back to the gas, i notice it is much smother and as someone who has always wanted a manual its a win win for me
12-13-2012 03:43 AM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by paul21 View Post
If you use selectshift on a specific gear, let off the gas, then mash on it pretty good does the RPM flare up as well?

Sometimes on the 2-3 shift, my car will slowly let the clutch out kind of like a CVT or something.
Yup (although, I think I was in drive)... I've only encountered the situation 2 or 3 times so far, but a van in front of me slammed on the brakes and when I went to hit the gas again the RPMs jumped but the car didn't move. Scared the crap out of me...

Yeah, my shifts used to appear pretty solid. Now the RPM needle kind of just floats around doing what it likes. I just ignore it.
12-13-2012 01:49 AM
paul21 If you use selectshift on a specific gear, let off the gas, then mash on it pretty good does the RPM flare up as well?

Sometimes on the 2-3 shift, my car will slowly let the clutch out kind of like a CVT or something.
12-12-2012 08:56 PM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
No, there has been no new update or TSB publicly announced so 12B37 is the last one for the DCT.
True, but they did update my transmission with the 2013 software that changes the shift point in 6th gear to 40mph. Not sure what TSB number that is (or if there is one), I'll check my mail when I get back to Illinois because they mailed my invoice thing to me.
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