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Old 06-23-2014, 01:38 PM   #1
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I solved the DCT shudder problem with my 2012 Ti...

By buying a 2014 Fusion Ti! After Focus left me hanging in on coming traffic, it had to go.

This new car has reminded me that driving can be a pleasure. No shudder or hesitation. Just smooth acceleration on demand. Imagine that. After three years and 60k miles of unpredictable performance, it is nice to have a car that performs so well.

I wasn't going to reward Ford with my business again, at least so soon, but a test drive encouraged me to take another chance.


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Old 06-23-2014, 01:40 PM   #2
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LOL. That is one sure fire fix.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:34 PM   #3
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I dont envision another ford as part of my "fix"

My wife said it best when talking to friends on the weekend " do you know how hard it was getting him to buy a Ford , now this!"
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By buying a 2014 Fusion Ti! After Focus left me hanging in on coming traffic, it had to go.

This new car has reminded me that driving can be a pleasure. No shudder or hesitation. Just smooth acceleration on demand. Imagine that. After three years and 60k miles of unpredictable performance, it is nice to have a car that performs so well.

I wasn't going to reward Ford with my business again, at least so soon, but a test drive encouraged me to take another chance.
I solved my shudder problem with my '12 Ti by updating the TCM firmware.
It was considerably less expensive than a 2014 Fusion.

Good luck.
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I solved my shudder problem with my '12 Ti by updating the TCM firmware.
It was considerably less expensive than a 2014 Fusion.

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I solved my shudder problem with my '12 Ti by updating the TCM firmware.
It was considerably less expensive than a 2014 Fusion.

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Old 06-24-2014, 12:56 PM   #9
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But seriously, didn't you just take it in and get it fixed under warranty? The latest TSB/s sure seem to work pretty well and you had 60k miles to get it done... sorry if you have posted elsewhere describing what you have done, but you fail to mention what you tried other than buying a whole new car...with the same transmission just with the new parts and flash you could have gotten on your '12...
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By buying a 2014 Fusion Ti! After Focus left me hanging in on coming traffic, it had to go.

This new car has reminded me that driving can be a pleasure. No shudder or hesitation. Just smooth acceleration on demand. Imagine that. After three years and 60k miles of unpredictable performance, it is nice to have a car that performs so well.

I wasn't going to reward Ford with my business again, at least so soon, but a test drive encouraged me to take another chance.
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I solved my shudder problem with my '12 Ti by updating the TCM firmware.
It was considerably less expensive than a 2014 Fusion.

Good luck.
Increased size, ECOBoost, awesome MPG for it's size, and doesn't try to kill you.
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But seriously, didn't you just take it in and get it fixed under warranty? The latest TSB/s sure seem to work pretty well and you had 60k miles to get it done... sorry if you have posted elsewhere describing what you have done, but you fail to mention what you tried other than buying a whole new car...with the same transmission just with the new parts and flash you could have gotten on your '12...
Not everyone wants to deal with the hassle of going back and forth to the dealership. Have you read some of the stories here? While I'm blessed that my '12 hasn't acted up... I'd do the same. Found a loaded Fusion SE for roughly the same price I paid for my Focus. I'd drop the Focus like it was hot if it came to all the issues.
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