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Old 05-05-2012, 05:39 PM   #61
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...I will say it again, after owning 20 Ford vehicles, this is the first one I wouldn't own out of warranty. I hope lessons have been learned from this experience.
I do hope you learnt your lesson.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:55 PM   #62
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Had the update

First post as a member...
I found this forum after I purchased my 2012 Focus Titanium sedan last week and the dealer notified me of a software update.

On my way home...i noticed that my tranny went from shifting very smooth to lurching between 1st and 2nd. I called the dealer and he said "give it time to relearn your driving habits." This isn't the first Ford i've had transmission updates on...so I calmed down and went for a drive.

Happy to report it is shifting smoothly again. Shudder at take off seems non-existent now. But i did notice it seems to grab the highest gear as quickly as it can. Might be an increased fuel econ measure?

Either way...i'm good now. 8-)
Nice to find this site too!
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It's running good for me too--the only thing I noticed was an odd hesitation like it didn't know what to do. I'm guessing it was due to me. I wonder if the transmission reacts based on throttle input.
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That's what mine did for a few hours until it seemed to iron itself out.

I'm fairly certain it responds to throttle position. I tend to intentionally drive a little bit more aggressive during the 'learn' phase and i notice the transmission will hang on to gears longer which i appreciate.

BTW...this is my third focus (i had a 2001 and a 2005) and about the 15th Ford i've owned...(i just got my wife a Ford Flex...which is straight up sweet) and i'm really impressed with what Ford has done. The details seemed to have been sweated...from the dash texture to the technology they packed in...they definitely were aiming for head of the class.

As much as I miss my Mazda3 5 door...this should fill the void nicely. 8-)
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It's running good for me too--the only thing I noticed was an odd hesitation like it didn't know what to do. I'm guessing it was due to me. I wonder if the transmission reacts based on throttle input.
The PCM, TCM, and ABS module are reprogrammed for the new FSA.

The adaptive learning memory of the TCM is not erased but the PCM and TCM have some amount learning to do (so to speak) after the reprogramming.
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The PCM, TCM, and ABS module are reprogrammed for the new FSA.

The adaptive learning memory of the TCM is not erased but the PCM and TCM have some amount learning to do (so to speak) after the reprogramming.
Makes sense.

She runs great now -- I'm pleased.

Eager to see how she does when I leave in two weeks to move to Philadelphia.

1700 mile trip; hoping that I'll hit mid 30's in fuel consumption.
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Letters will be mailed out the week of May 21st.

Exactly one year after my car was built, they are resolving the things I have been complaining about and was being ignored about like I was the one that was crazy.

Let's see, updates for DPS6 SHUTTER, DPS6 ROLLBACK, ABS, TCM, WASHER FLUID LOW MESSAGE INOP, OIL CHANGE MESSAGE INOP, POWER STEERING DRIFT, FRONT SUSPENSION CREAK, REAR PARK AID STUCK ON MESSAGE CENTER, PASSENGER WIPER MOTOR.

I will say it again, after owning 20 Ford vehicles, this is the first one I wouldn't own out of warranty. I hope lessons have been learned from this experience.
I understand your frustration but at the same time what do you expect when your buying a new generation of a car? Engineers make mistakes, mistakes are worked out over time until another generation rolls along. Such is life and in no way is this the first time that there has been problems with a new body style. I'm truly sorry that you've been having problems but they should have been expected.
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BTW, the letter states if this service is not performed in a timely manner Ford can deny warranty coverage from damage that may result.
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BTW, the letter states if this service is not performed in a timely manner Ford can deny warranty coverage from damage that may result.
What letter are you referring to? This statement makes me very nervous...I've had the car for a year...plenty of time for damage to have already occured to my DCT due to Ford's initial neglect on the issues.
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My car is performing great ... i dont want them changing anything on it. :-)
Ditto, but if I get a letter I'll report for duty!
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