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Old 09-28-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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DCT over revving, car not accelerating. Dangerous

I know there are other long posts on the DCT issues but wanted to see if anyone has experienced this one.

Today I was driving, accelerating from a stop. Had the usual pull off shudder. The car gets to 40mph. Suddenly it jurks and the revs climb to 5000rpm, but no acceleration.

I then took my foot off the accelerator applied the brakes and tried again. Same thing.

Then I put the car into sport mode from a stop. The car rpms dropped below 400rpm and the car started shaking. I also noticed that the "S" light on the dash was not illuminated.
I then put the car back in "D" and pulled off. The same thing happened again.
Then put it in "S" and tried to pull off....revs went up past 4000...no acceleration.

I then turned off the car, opened the door, closed the door, started the car....and now it is fine, exept for the usual pull off shudder.

This is plain dangerous....Luckily I was not on a busy street or the freeway which I drive daily.

Has anyone had this happen and what was, if any, your resolution.

PS I have had the update 12b17 done.

thanks in advance.


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Old 09-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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When was your car built -- what date?


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Old 09-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
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October 2011.
I have 16000 miles on it
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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There have been a few other people who have said similar things have happened. Take it to your dealership, contact ford customercare on here.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:59 PM   #5
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There was another thread which detailed similar occurrences.
Unfortunately, most people did not indicate if they had the 12B37 update.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #6
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I have already called the dealer and will be taking it in ASAP. Unfortunately they were closed already. I will have to call again in the morning.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #7
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File a report with the NHTSA.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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You just don't understand DCT's and you don't know how to drive them .... LOL.

Just kidding ... but you're bound to hear that pretty soon ....

I agree with the above poster ... file a report with NHTSA ....


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Old 09-29-2012, 05:49 PM   #9
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You just don't understand DCT's and you don't know how to drive them .... LOL.
OK, now that is just funny right there!
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Maybe they forgot the second clutch when they manufactured the car.....thanks for the humor...
On a serious note though, I dropped it off at the dealer this morning. I am now in a rental (Fofi SEL)....and it drives fine...no egg beater noise shifting from first to second and no red-lining rpms without acceleration

I hope the dealer knows how to drive them...and figures it out.
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