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Old 07-14-2012, 09:12 PM   #1321
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I've had mine since 6/15 but it only has about 400 miles on it, and it seems to be a little smoother every time I drive it. I do keep it in "S" though, and that in itself exhibits some weird behavior.
I've been having a different behavior with S-mode this week. I mainly use my car for commuting & usually use it in D. Lately, I've been leaving it in S-Mode more often. Car has 11,500 miles and is a little over a year old.

Twice this week, while braking from about 30-40mph and then accelerating, the car didn't kick back into gear. It just stayed in neutral and the car revved.

Once was on a flat city street where a car cut me off near an intersection. I ended up breaking to about 10mph (not a full stop and brakes weren't "slammed"), but traffic was still moving. It just coasted around 10mph with the engine revving freely. I changed from S to D and it picked a gear and went fine.

The other happened today while coming to an exit on a parkway. Again, the car was going around 40mph and I slowed down in my exit lane for an easy turn. While coming through the turn, I went to give the car a bit of gas and nothing happened. It just revved again. I ended up lightly applying the brakes (but keeping it in S) and it kicked back into gear.


I have to bring the car in for that windshield wiper seal (or something like that) recall soon, so I'm going to ask them to take a look at the car. I got it back in late June of 2011, so it's just a bit over a year old. I had Ford apply the transmission update last fall or so (not sure when it was done). Other than that, it hasn't been back at a dealership. I had my local mechanic do a synthetic oil change at about 3,500 miles and around 10,000 miles along with a tire rotation.

S-mode seems to be very quirky!
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #1322
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Dose anybody have the adaptive drive cycle procedure for dct.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:14 PM   #1323
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Here it is (same topic, a lot of pages back).

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Old 07-15-2012, 02:44 PM   #1324
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:06 AM   #1325
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Just had my Focus in for it's first oil change/check-up. My dealership did a very good job in explaining the Tranny, and it's issues. Pretty much quoting what many of the fine posters on this site have said. I'm at 4100 miles, and the shuddering has all but ceased. Just a slight shudder now, if I allow it to roll off of a stoplight, without applying pedal. But if I give it a bit of gas, she just grabs, and goes. The other day I was at a red light, and dropped it to S mode, when the light turned green, I popped thru the first 4 gears letting it rev to almost redline, and was completely amazed how smooth, and fast the acceleration was. 0 to 60 was a blur! The dealership has placed me on an instant notice list in case ant TSB's or other items pop up. And I have a rep from FoMoCo messaging me here as well. So I have got my confidence level up from 75% to 99% in my new ride. Thanks to all here who have posted the wonderfully infomative info on here. I hope to be a help as well!
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I've been having a different behavior with S-mode this week. I mainly use my car for commuting & usually use it in D. Lately, I've been leaving it in S-Mode more often. Car has 11,500 miles and is a little over a year old.

Twice this week, while braking from about 30-40mph and then accelerating, the car didn't kick back into gear. It just stayed in neutral and the car revved....

...I have to bring the car in for that windshield wiper seal (or something like that) recall soon, so I'm going to ask them to take a look at the car. I got it back in late June of 2011, so it's just a bit over a year old. I had Ford apply the transmission update last fall or so (not sure when it was done). Other than that, it hasn't been back at a dealership...
I recommend making an appointment as soon as possible. In addition, please send me your VIN, mileage, phone number, and dealer information by PM; I'll let your Customer Service Manager know about this.

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Here it is (same topic, a lot of pages back).

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ng#post4122972
Hey guys -

Where did you get this information from?

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Just had my Focus in for it's first oil change/check-up. My dealership did a very good job in explaining the Tranny, and it's issues. Pretty much quoting what many of the fine posters on this site have said. I'm at 4100 miles, and the shuddering has all but ceased...So I have got my confidence level up from 75% to 99% in my new ride. Thanks to all here who have posted the wonderfully infomative info on here. I hope to be a help as well!
Thanks for the update! I think I've responded to this two other times already; once in another forum and once by PM! LOL Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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Old 07-18-2012, 11:24 AM   #1327
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I've been having a different behavior with S-mode this week. I mainly use my car for commuting & usually use it in D. Lately, I've been leaving it in S-Mode more often. Car has 11,500 miles and is a little over a year old.

Twice this week, while braking from about 30-40mph and then accelerating, the car didn't kick back into gear. It just stayed in neutral and the car revved.

Once was on a flat city street where a car cut me off near an intersection. I ended up breaking to about 10mph (not a full stop and brakes weren't "slammed"), but traffic was still moving. It just coasted around 10mph with the engine revving freely. I changed from S to D and it picked a gear and went fine.

The other happened today while coming to an exit on a parkway. Again, the car was going around 40mph and I slowed down in my exit lane for an easy turn. While coming through the turn, I went to give the car a bit of gas and nothing happened. It just revved again. I ended up lightly applying the brakes (but keeping it in S) and it kicked back into gear.


I have to bring the car in for that windshield wiper seal (or something like that) recall soon, so I'm going to ask them to take a look at the car. I got it back in late June of 2011, so it's just a bit over a year old. I had Ford apply the transmission update last fall or so (not sure when it was done). Other than that, it hasn't been back at a dealership. I had my local mechanic do a synthetic oil change at about 3,500 miles and around 10,000 miles along with a tire rotation.

S-mode seems to be very quirky!
funny that you bring that up. I just experienced the same behavior last night when driving in S-mode for the first time since my re-flash. I braked, and the gear did not change... it felt really ackward. I had to switch back to D again.
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It seems it is from a Ford service shop, see here.
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funny that you bring that up. I just experienced the same behavior last night when driving in S-mode for the first time since my re-flash. I braked, and the gear did not change... it felt really ackward. I had to switch back to D again.
If the transmission skips after being broken in, you may need to take it to the dealer for an inspection. If you'd like, please shoot me a PM with your VIN, mileage, phone number, and dealership information; I'll loop in your Customer Service Manager.

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It seems it is from a Ford service shop, see here.
Ah, this makes sense; you're sitting pretty if it's Ford approved! Thanks for the link.

Enjoy the weekend,

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Just had my Focus in for it's first oil change/check-up. My dealership did a very good job in explaining the Tranny, and it's issues. Pretty much quoting what many of the fine posters on this site have said. I'm at 4100 miles, and the shuddering has all but ceased. Just a slight shudder now, if I allow it to roll off of a stoplight, without applying pedal. But if I give it a bit of gas, she just grabs, and goes. The other day I was at a red light, and dropped it to S mode, when the light turned green, I popped thru the first 4 gears letting it rev to almost redline, and was completely amazed how smooth, and fast the acceleration was. 0 to 60 was a blur! The dealership has placed me on an instant notice list in case ant TSB's or other items pop up. And I have a rep from FoMoCo messaging me here as well. So I have got my confidence level up from 75% to 99% in my new ride. Thanks to all here who have posted the wonderfully infomative info on here. I hope to be a help as well!
The only downside is, in doing that, you'll lose MPG in the process. My last fuel-up was 28.5MPG (I typically get 30.5).

Of course, I've also done more city/local driving recently and that doesn't help... but it's not a massive drop, and smoothness at the lower speeds is instantly noticed. Not an unfair trade-off, but sometimes I will drive slowly (gran mode, like in parking lots...)

My confidence level is in the 90%s as well.
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