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Old 11-19-2011, 10:49 AM   #201
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Just a update on mine after about week 4 of the update, I am noticing a pretty good flare on upshift into 4th gear. Engine rpm went up significantly and then the clutch engaged and down she came. You could hear the engine rev from inside the vehicle and see it on the tach as well. Will be keeping a eye on this and if it continues take her back in.

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Old 11-19-2011, 02:41 PM   #202
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Just a update on mine after about week 4 of the update, I am noticing a pretty good flare on upshift into 4th gear. Engine rpm went up significantly and then the clutch engaged and down she came. You could hear the engine rev from inside the vehicle and see it on the tach as well. Will be keeping a eye on this and if it continues take her back in.

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You seem to be the first with this potential issue?
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:28 PM   #203
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For the benefit of the forum members. I also wonder if those with an issue can pull out fuses, or disconnect the battery?

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Old 11-19-2011, 03:40 PM   #204
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@danyall2010 - What good would do to the transmission the fuse pull or battery disconnect ? I think you have mistaken the threads.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:42 PM   #205
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I was just curious
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:02 PM   #206
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oh and I thought one can reset the transmission just like MFT in case one needs to start over.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:41 PM   #207
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Disconnect negative battery terminal for 10 minutes = computer reset to learn mode. This takes you back to default settings and it will shift pretty firmly while it relearns the best shift settings for your driving style.

I perform this process about once every 30-60 days on my Mustang and it runs like a scalded dog again. I'm sure it works the same way for the Focus and the DCT.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:46 PM   #208
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Hello all,
I'm new to the forums, but wanted to add a few words on the transmission woes.
My race red SEL was built on 8/11, and I've owned it for several months with 5,000 miles and the first oil change done. It has had the drive-ability issues known to all. Just this morning, I took it to my dealer in Ohio here and had the TSB update applied, and after driving for about 50 miles, I believe the update worked. The shifting is more precise and power is now available without having to mash the pedal down.
The dealer knew about the update and did it without hesitation. Now I REALLY love this car
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:34 PM   #209
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Ok, so I just looked at this thread and have a few questions, since I am not entirely sure when my car was built.

My girl seems to drive more or less like a stick shift ought to, being a DCT. However, in instances when using cruise control I notice a reluctance to downshift. Let's say I am reducing he speed setting on cruise or I am going downhill and the car wants to accelerate due to gravity. RPMs go up to 3000, and the car holds off downshifting. This is in the 55-65 mph range.

I often enough end up Cancelling cruise then reengaging it to get her to shift. Does this make any sense? I'll hit 9000k miles tomorrow, and I would wager 95% of that is highway.
Fuel economy is fine, getting 39 mpg combined, with 42.7 mpg economy on a 250 mile trip at 61 mph.

I think I tried to figure out her build date, and if I am looking in the right place it is 6/28/11

Is this an update that every model needs?

It is also worth mentioning that my car has the SFE package, so does that mean my transmission is tuned differently for improved economy?

Should everyone get the update? Is what I notice when using cruise control normal?
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:59 PM   #210
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First, it's pretty easy finding out the build date. The sticker is located inside the front door on the driver's side next to the instrument panel. It has the vehicle type and tire info on it and GVWR rating too.
Look on the top line just past the
"MFD. BY FORD MOTOR CO. DATE: 8/11 GVWR Etc....
That is the date of manufacture.

I think anyone who's car was built before 8/11 should have the update done. I know in my case, I was in denial and compensating for poor throttle response by playing with the gas pedal. It really is a lot more responsive now.

Good Luck and get it done.
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