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Old 08-16-2012, 12:11 PM   #1471
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I don't know the answer to that.
Did you get the recall notice for the Wiper motor?
If the wiper motor recall was done prior to purchase, the Driveability issue MAY have already been upgraded.
Best bet is call the dealer service dept and ask them. Have your VIN handy so they can check their database.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:15 PM   #1472
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Gary,

I just bought a 2012 made in 6/12. I'm having the same issues. How can I know if my car already has the Driveability upgrade installed?

Thanks.
According to Ford all vehicles built on or after 3/28/12 were supposed to be assembled with the latest programming for the DCT.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:18 PM   #1473
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So after putting some miles on it after the update and not having to run the AC on max, my city mileage went from 26 MPG to 29 MPG.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:16 AM   #1474
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Does anyone know what the Ford recommended "adaptive drive cycle" is? Is it the 5 hard 0-60 starts?
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #1475
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I do not think this is a Ford recomendation. Take a look at this thread "Possible fix for shaky clutch engagement"
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #1476
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Does anyone know what the Ford recommended "adaptive drive cycle" is? Is it the 5 hard 0-60 starts?
Here is the "Drive Cycle" Ford recommends there techs perform whenever the Adaptive Learning process is reset due to a PCM (tsb) update. You can also reset your Adaptive Learning manually by disconnecting the battery for around 5-15 min.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...271673&page=26

Page 26 of this thread and it is mentioned on other pages too.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:01 PM   #1477
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Pat your Head and rub your Tummy

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Here is the Drive cycle procedure. I am sure in most cases the dealer performed this during the update. But if people are feeling erratic shifting then this could have been skipped.

I believe I heard in another thread that if you disconnect the battery for 10 min then the transmission adaptive learning process will be manually reset? May or may not be true but if it was that would be an easy way to do a reset and then perform the drive cycle procedure. On the other hand this drive cycle may only be needed after an actual PCM update as performed at the dealer. I suppose someone who had erratic shifting could always ask the dealer to do another reset and make sure they do the proper drive cycle procedure.

My dealer would of performed this but I volunteered so I could be sure it was done correctly and it also saved them time at the end of a busy day.

First steps I did in the parking lot while shifting from drive to reverse then I pulled out to a quiet street to go from 15mph to a slow stop 5 times. Then I drove slowly keeping between 1-4th gears to get to the nearest freeway (about 1.5mi away from dealer) then I drove from 55-65mph down the freeway to achieve 6th gear for 2min keeping rpm's under 3000 to complete the last step.

Then after about 10 min of normal driving I began sport driving and wow it felt really good and has been just great ever since.

Hope this helps.
Sorry but when reading the print out I couldn't help but think about that (Pat your hear and rub your tummy at the same time) and are you also supposed to click your shoes together 3 times.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:07 PM   #1478
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Sorry but when reading the print out I couldn't help but think about that (Pat your hear and rub your tummy at the same time) and are you also supposed to click your shoes together 3 times.
If you think it could help then by all means, give it a try ...

These steps help set the normal operation for the DCT including shift points. May seem a bit excessive but it's what the engineers came up with. They say to skip this step when the adaptive learning is reset may cause driveability issues. This is suppose to be for the Ford service techs, not the customer to perform.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #1479
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If you think it could help then by all means, give it a try ...

These steps help set the normal operation for the DCT including shift points. May seem a bit excessive but it's what the engineers came up with. They say to skip this step when the adaptive learning is reset may cause driveability issues. This is suppose to be for the Ford service techs, not the customer to perform.
If the adaptive learning is really blanked, the car won't move because the TCM is clueless about clutch enagagement (i.e. it hasn't "learned" the touch points).

The drive cycle simply accelerates the normal "learning" process for clutch engagement. It should be done by the dealer so that the clutches engage correctly (smoothly) before returning the car to the customer.

If the drive cycle is not performed, it doesn't matter after a day or two. For obvious reasons, the TCM is *always* "learning".
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