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Old 02-26-2013, 09:14 AM   #111
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I didn't realize that there were a significant number of DCT owners stalling on the freeway or having their transmission slam into gear.

No need to change your driving habits if you know how to drive properly to begin with.
It's not transmission failure, it's his driving habits. Just like everyone else's issues. Easily remedied by learning to drive like Kabigon, apparently.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #112
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It's not transmission failure, it's his driving habits. Just like everyone else's issues. Easily remedied by learning to drive like Kabigon, apparently.
You are misinformed.

There certainly have been DCTs that have had (or still have) mechanical issues. I would suggest doing a search of this forum.

However, one's driving habits (particularly a smooth application of throttle) will often make a difference as to the operation of the DCT.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:14 PM   #113
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Well, I wish I could say my transmission has remained smooth. Just got into my moms in MD from MI. Did great on the highway, but pulling away from the first light off the highway the transmission shuddered so bad I thought something was going to break. It continued to misbehave at every light. A few times there was a rattling between gears that sounded like a heat shield was loose somewhere.

Traction control on or off makes no difference.

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Old 03-12-2013, 03:03 PM   #114
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Well, I wish I could say my transmission has remained smooth. Just got into my moms in MD from MI. Did great on the highway, but pulling away from the first light off the highway the transmission shuddered so bad I thought something was going to break. It continued to misbehave at every light. A few times there was a rattling between gears that sounded like a heat shield was loose somewhere.

Traction control on or off makes no difference.

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This is just a reminder that I can help by escalating your case. Send me your information via PM (VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name) so I can get your regional customer service manager involved.

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Old 03-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #115
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However, one's driving habits (particularly a smooth application of throttle) will often make a difference as to the operation of the DCT.
Meaning what, exactly? The people having issues are having issues because they are somehow "rough throttling"? BS.

The people who are having issues are having real drivability issues. This blame the driver mentality is crap.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:38 PM   #116
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This is just a reminder that I can help by escalating your case. Send me your information via PM (VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name) so I can get your regional customer service manager involved.

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Crystal,

I don't have a "case" yet. I did not bring this up to my dealer because when I took the car in I was under the impression I had fixed the issue by fixing how I drove it. Since I created that post, driving around metro DC I am only experiencing minimal shuddering. What I believe the dealer would call normal.

However, I will send you my information regarding the headliner. Its failing at 3 of its mounting points and the info and pictures the dealer sent off to Ford warranted a " does not need replacement. Fix or repair." My dealer does not have a tech comfortable with performing the repair, so they are going to send it out.

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Wait talk you into a powershift? ><
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:12 AM   #118
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Funny huh?
Ordered the wife a 5spd, should arrive in 4-6 weeks now per our dealer.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:17 AM   #119
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I was wondering what you decided after 12 pages and just reading this thread would've made me not even consider a DCT. The DCT might shift quicker but at the dragstrip the 5 speed is the winner.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #120
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I was wondering what you decided after 12 pages and just reading this thread would've made me not even consider a DCT.
We started out looking at 5spd's and before reading much here, I posted this thread. Looks like quite a few are happy with the DCT, but the level of those who aren't would make me too nervous about getting a bad one.

The one we test drove had a a bit of shudder but nothing else I noticed.
I was driving it like I'd stolen it though, so not sure what it would be like under normal driving.
Anyway the wife is looking forward to her new 5spd, here's hoping it gets 40+ mpg like some apparently do.

I was surprised how few 5spd's were on local dealers lots, and to get what she wanted we had to order it.
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