Originally Posted by hotleadsingerguy
It's because of the way they've been driven. The DCT has to be "programmed", because it's a learning transmission module. The more you drive it, the better it learns. If 10 different people all drove it within the first 2k miles the programming is probably all over the board. Good chance that's the reason the shuddering exists.
Sorry based on my direct experience this is wrong. See my previous post. I'm pretty much the only person who drove my car beginning with about 30 miles on the clock. Drove perfect until about 500 miles when the shudder started. Nothing driver-related had changed to cause the shudder.
Also, I rented a Focus last summer, so it was a very early build, and I didn't notice anything wrong with the transmission. IIRC it had several thousand miles on it.
Again, IMHO this is a software/hardware flaw that for some reason affects a good number of cars but not the majority.