DCT / PowerShift Transmission Update TSB Thread - Page 112 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 TSB, Recall & Problems Archive

MK3 TSB, Recall & Problems Archive The place to chat about TSB and Known Issues for the 2012 Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-09-2012, 02:23 PM   #1111
Kabigon
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88299
Location: Torrance, CA
What I Drive: 2012 sterling gray Titanium

Posts: 3,003
FF Reputation: 10 Kabigon Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chum567 View Post
Today they performed

12B37B Reprogram PCM TCM as per FSA 12B37

It was for all my vibration/shuddering issues.

SOOOOO much better no vibrations at all and acceleration is way better.

Only strange thing was my mileage was the EXACT same from when I dropped off so they didn't test drive at all and aren't they supposed to do a drive cycle?
No.
No drive cycle is required.
Kabigon is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-09-2012, 02:25 PM   #1112
raptor1956
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97725
Location: Taylorsville, UT
What I Drive: 2012, Sonic Blue, Focus Titanium

Posts: 1,203
FF Reputation: 1 raptor1956 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
No.
No drive cycle is required.

So does that mean that after this latest FSA the multi-step drive cycle procedure is no longer valid?


Brian
raptor1956 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 02:33 PM   #1113
Kabigon
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88299
Location: Torrance, CA
What I Drive: 2012 sterling gray Titanium

Posts: 3,003
FF Reputation: 10 Kabigon Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by noahsfocus View Post
I would strongly suggest performing the Drive Cycle yourself to help ensure the DCT will keep performing well for you. They should of done it but sounds like they skipped this very important step.
A drive cycle is not part of the service procedure for 12B37.
What it does say is this:

NOTE: Since the reprogramming involved with this Field Service Action will NOT clear the adaptive tables, the transmission adaptive learning procedure is NOT required for this program.

You say that "they should of done it". Why?
Kabigon is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #1114
siufocus
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98417
Location: Murphysboro, IL
What I Drive: 2012 Ford Focus

Posts: 6
FF Reputation: 1 siufocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
In case I'm not the only one who doesn't know what it is. What is a drive cycle and how is it done by the customer?

Sorry for my ignorance.
siufocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #1115
Kabigon
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88299
Location: Torrance, CA
What I Drive: 2012 sterling gray Titanium

Posts: 3,003
FF Reputation: 10 Kabigon Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by raptor1956 View Post
So does that mean that after this latest FSA the multi-step drive cycle procedure is no longer valid?
It means that a drive cycle is not part of the service procedure.

Last edited by Kabigon; 05-09-2012 at 07:34 PM.
Kabigon is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 07:21 PM   #1116
2012FocusSEL
Focus Rookie
 
2012FocusSEL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Fan#: 98567
Location: Dover, DE
What I Drive: 2012 Black Ford Focus SEL

Posts: 4
FF Reputation: 1 2012FocusSEL Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Well i had the FSA applied to my Focus about a week ago (May 3rd) ironically enough i had an appointment scheduled for the 3rd for the shifting concerns and when i showed up the service manager said they had just received the new update from Ford so they applied it at approx 1027 miles i now have approx 1500 miles on it and i can notice a HUGE improvement. it doesn't fall on it face as much when accelerating from a slow roll and backing up doesn't require nervously covering the brake pedal. Only issue i AM still having is the grinding chatter when it shifts from 1st to 2nd i addressed that issue with the service manager and he said to see if the update helped it at all so i'm scheduling another appointment. i will keep everyone updated maybe someone can find out a definitive answer as to whats causing the chatter and if it's doing any internal damage.
2012FocusSEL is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #1117
allyy
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95236
Location: davie, FL
What I Drive: 2012 focus

Posts: 209
FF Reputation: -3 allyy Poor Behavior Needs Improvement
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
All the drive cycle does is show the tech that the transmission is working after the update was done. Other wise there is no need to do it. These cars are not driven after they are built from the factory other than to transport on trailer to dealer. There is no drive cycle done after the build.
allyy is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #1118
danyall2010
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 89399
Location: Weston, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Red Candy Focus Titanium Sedan

Posts: 532
FF Reputation: 3 danyall2010 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by allyy View Post
All the drive cycle does is show the tech that the transmission is working after the update was done. Other wise there is no need to do it. These cars are not driven after they are built from the factory other than to transport on trailer to dealer. There is no drive cycle done after the build.
That is a good point! I do not think people need to stress themselves (and even risk their own and others lives) doing this cycle. I think the best solution is to give the transmission several days of driving in order to learn itself.
danyall2010 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 03:52 PM   #1119
noahsfocus
Focus Enthusiast
 
noahsfocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90974
Location: buena park, CA
What I Drive: 2012 White Platinum Ti Sport Hatch

Posts: 311
FF Reputation: 5 noahsfocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
A drive cycle is not part of the service procedure for 12B37.
What it does say is this:

NOTE: Since the reprogramming involved with this Field Service Action will NOT clear the adaptive tables, the transmission adaptive learning procedure is NOT required for this program.

You say that "they should of done it". Why?
I see, good to know. I was guessing it was a similar procedure to the TSB update and required it. Thanks for the correction. Now we know!
noahsfocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #1120
04SVTF303
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2012
Fan#: 98899
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
What I Drive: 2012 POS

Posts: 51
FF Reputation: 1 04SVTF303 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Bought my Focus last Friday. Shifts like crap, makes noise, and occasionally it has a shudder when accelerating. I have 350 miles on it. Took it back to the dealer and was told it's the way it's supposed to run. It has the current software and everything, and still drives like crap. Not too happy at all.
04SVTF303 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:08 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.