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Old 01-11-2013, 01:38 PM   #31
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I don't recall anyone mentioning it yet, but do your 2013 Foci shift into 6th gear at 35 or 40mph?
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #32
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You'd think with the TCM recall, they'd have added a DTC for "excessive clutch slipping" or something so that at least we don't look crazy when we go to the dealers.
Yep, I mentioned that a long time ago.

If my DCT's clutch is coated in oil and slipping... an error code should be thrown.

The ECU and TCU shouldn't conspire to render the car completely gutless. That's what mine was doing. It drove OK except for the soft launches and the fact that the computer was always giving me a fraction of the power I was requesting, to avoid slipping the clutch. It was a real dog.

The computer KNOWS the clutch is slipping... but it has been programmed to work around it instead of throwing an error code. I'd like to know why turning the car into a gutless hunk of crap is preferable to alerting the driver to an obvious mechanical fault.

The software in these DCTs leaves a lot to be desired, and if I could go back to the firmware mine left the factory with, I would. Of course that's not an option.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:24 AM   #33
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Just bought a 2013 with DCT, after some hesitation due to all the problems reported on this board concerning the DCT in the 2012's. What made me decide to go ahead is the nearly total lack of comments on the board about problems in the 2013 models. I did, however, decide to kick in an extra $1100 for the extended warranty (something I very rarely do for any purchase), which takes me out to 6 years or 75,000 miles. The peace of mind is worth it.

First impressions - this is the best time I've had in a car since my wife and I were dating in high school (if you know what I mean).

Great performance, great build, phenomenal handling. I couldn't be happier. I feel sorry for all of those who have seemed to have had such a miserable experience with their 2012 DCTs, but maybe Ford has figured it out? I sure hope so because I don't want the fun to end.
Very happy for you. Its great to hear from DCT owners that haven't been stuck with defective boxes, especially since this car is so rewarding to drive
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Ahhhh... memories. LOL
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