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Old 06-07-2012, 10:04 AM   #1201
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Got my update done on 6/4/12. The shifts are much less harsh (that didn't bother me since I like a firm shift), but are much more precise (no slipping feeling, it just goes into gear quickly). I am happy to see these nice, precise, butter smooth shifts. The shifting RPM seems to be spot on, and the car does not hunt for the proper gear on a hill. The ECU seems to predict the proper gear needed much better than before. I believe my idle RPM is slightly higher, which is a good thing since it was way too low and thus bumpy. Much better now.

All in all I am happy with this update, but I really had no complaints before after the ECU adapted to my driving. This new update is adapting well BTW.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #1202
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I agree. We have had similar service from our dealer and the DCT has been absolutely wonderful. I think some people must be driving a different car.

I do not think there are a lot a problems with the DCT. I sympathize with those who are experiencing problems but they are a small minority of all 12 Foci on the road.
You're combining two subjects - dealer service and DCT issues. You said you agree with Riderbike, but I'm assuming that's only with his favorable opinion on customer service since he's been clear about his real DCT issues (specifically one of the clutches which has since been replaced and works fine now). So I assume you disagree with him on the issue of the DCT "problems" being real or imaginary.



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I can't agree with you. I think that many people have experienced problems with the transmission, hence the recall. Plus, seemingly every newspaper, magazine and online review panned the transmission.
Agreed! Looks like Ford may have finally gotten the software right for the most part, or at least as right as we can reasonably hope for. But it was a long bumpy road to get here.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:22 AM   #1203
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I got my update yesterday. I thought my Ti Hatch wasn't even eligible for the re-flash since mine was built March 12th 2012... but I got the letter.

I had some shuddering and erratic RPM for low gears in the first 1500km, but after the break in period, I had no issue at all with the transmission.

I test drove it yesterday after picking it up at the dealer and did not notice anything different, which is fine by me because it was already shifting smoothly and behaving as a normal car.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:56 PM   #1204
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DCT / PowerShift Transmission Update TSB Thread

I got the update done on mine on Monday and there is a noticeable improvement in shifting.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:37 AM   #1205
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Got the flash done yesterday. Not very happy with it. It introduced another problem to my car. My driveway is on a bit of an incline. Not much but just enough to have the car roll backwards if it was in neutral.

With the new update now. If i Park my car and shift it into park. after two seconds the car rolls backwards a bit. It never used to do that. One the car is in park and your foot off the brake. You dont expect the car to drift backwards after a few seconds.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:58 AM   #1206
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I just put my parking brake on while in D and take my foot off the brake. After it settles, I put my foot back on and shift to P.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:30 AM   #1207
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Yes I understand.. but if I wanted the car to act like it had a manual tranny I would have bought a car with a manual tranny.. FWIW. Its my wifes car. It worked flawlessly before the recall.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:21 AM   #1208
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Sounds to me like the new rollback or hillstart feature is releasing, as it is supposed to.

Parking brake might be an option here, if the slight rearward release is bothersome, or just wait for it to release, then set the parking brake.

I'd sure contact Ford in any case, to see if this is normal behavior as a result of the update. If abnormal, they certainly need to know about it. Good luck.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:26 AM   #1209
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You should always set the e-brake.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #1210
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If i Park my car and shift it into park. after two seconds the car rolls backwards a bit. It never used to do that. One the car is in park and your foot off the brake. You dont expect the car to drift backwards after a few seconds.
I wouldn't expect the car to move at all.
I would expect that the parking brake would prevent that from happening.
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