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Old 07-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #427
usinope
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Join Date: May 2012
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UPDATE: About a month after reprogramming the PCM and TCM, I had a scary incident which I assume is still related to the transmission. I was driving on the expressway during a 500 mile trip for business. About 475 miles into the trip, I almost completely lost the ability to accelerate. I needed to accelerate to go around a slow moving truck. I only needed to accelerate from 65 MPH to 70 MPH. I stepped on the accelerator, (even tried flooring it) and the engine just revved loudly at 4500 RPMs and would not shift to accelerate any further. At the next highway interchange I needed to decelerate to about 45 MPH. Upon attempting to get back up to full speed, the engine had a very hard time getting there and merging felt very dangerous. I've completely lost faith in this vehicle and Ford in general. (Even after owning a 2006 Fusion for six years). This 2012 Focus experience has been nothing short of frustrating, and now just feels downright unsafe.
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