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Old 07-06-2014, 02:46 PM   #1
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2012 Focus SE Shifting Into Neutral

Just hit 47000 miles, auto trans. I will be driving and car will shift into neutral. It's happened a few times, and at various speeds. I will have to stop, put in park, turn car off, back on, and them am able to drive normally. Check engine light has come on once. Transaction control light has also come on once, and digital LCD panel said "hill shift assist not available" (I wasn't on a hill). I've had it in to dealership and they said ground cable was loose, and they re-programmed transmission control module. Was good fora couple days, then yesterday it happened again 3 times. Plan on taking back tomorrow, but thought I would see what I could find on here. I have read about a recall on the trans control module, but that's only for the focus electric. There are no recalls out on the car.

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I'll move this to the MkIII tsb, recall & problems section, simply because you can find some similar issues in threads there.

Wiring, and battery connections/condition can be a cause, unfortunately the TCM (Transmission Control Module) on these is NOT 99.9% dependable as most ECU's have been in the past. We've seen a number replaced under warranty for similar issues when another obvious cause wasn't found.

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