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Old 03-27-2012, 07:02 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Red 2012 View Post
yesterday I drove a brand new 2012 at the dealer ... transmission seemed quite stable even without the BS 1000 mile transmission break in. My 4/1/11 build has had transmission oddities from the day we picked it up ... then we got this 1000 mile "break in" BS, then we got this TSB coming, then we got a second TSB to fix everything ... then we got this 1000 mile break in BS once again. But the 4/1/11 still didn't match driving the brand new car yesterday which had 30 miles on it. Tell me again what the 1000 mile BS thing is supposed to do?

so Tranmission specialist actually drove car yesterday [we are at 5500 miles in 11 months] and said this is not right ... and currently he is "researching" what to do. But is thinking that we probably are going to need a new clutch "at the minimum." I'm thinking that if that clutch change is like the new car ... I won't even have to think about the BS 1000 break in period again.

Maybe the BS 1000 mile break in period was just to see if the old clutch would make the grade ... sort of like a coin toss?
So OK ... today they ordered the clutch and "hopefully" I will get my car back early next week ...depending what they find when they pull the transmission.

But interestingly I ended up with a $25/day enterprise focus 2012 se sedan built 12.2.11. and the transmission with 4500 miles on it is perfectly fine. What upsets me most on the forum is owners who don't have a problem constantly hyping the 1000 mile break in fantasy that ford cooked up to spin fog on the early clutch and programming problems.

I have reset the mileage to see if this car gets the same mileage around town as the original ... I'm thinking that the bad clutch versions also suffered from mileage problems ... but we will see.
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