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Old 02-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #651
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Am I now two updates behind?
If they did the update on 12/1, you are likely 1 update behind (TSB 12-1-4).
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:04 PM   #652
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If they did the update on 12/1, you are likely 1 update behind (TSB 12-1-4).
I think it may be two. My car was built on 12/12, which was the first day cars were produced with one of the updates (Ford took it on a 100 mile test drive). So a 12/1 update would not have this revision or TSB 12-1-4.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #653
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When you say TSB 12/1/4 do you mean Jan. 4? My build date is Jan. 11, so I would think I have the update.


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Old 02-25-2012, 03:39 PM   #654
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I think it may be two. My car was built on 12/12, which was the first day cars were produced with one of the updates (Ford took it on a 100 mile test drive). So a 12/1 update would not have this revision or TSB 12-1-4.
TSB 12-1-4 is the latest update. It applies to vehicles built on or before 12/9/11.

The update previous to 12-1-4 was 11-10-2 (published in October).
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:14 PM   #655
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I think it may be two. My car was built on 12/12, which was the first day cars were produced with one of the updates (Ford took it on a 100 mile test drive). So a 12/1 update would not have this revision or TSB 12-1-4.
Dan50, your americanizing the dates! It reads yy/mm/dd or: 2012(12)/dec(12)
So the update is 2012-jan-4 so it would indeed be current.
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Dan50, your americanizing the dates! It reads yy/mm/dd or: 2012(12)/dec(12)
So the update is 2012-jan-4 so it would indeed be current.
Well if they did the update on 12-1, it's missing the one that began production on 12/12. Plus my car, which included this update, had another applied by the dealer in January. So that's two. I think.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #657
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I think there are two subsequent software updates: one from December and one from January. If you have a good dealer, they should be willing to apply these if you can describe any relevant symptoms. Mine came with the December update, but the January one didn't make much of a difference.

After this, if you still have the shudder at launch, it may mean your clutches are still "green". Some have found that 5 or 6 full throttle launches in succession hasten the break-in process and can eliminate the problem. If the problem is only at launch, there's no need to accelerate to a high speed, just enough to put the first gear clutch under a bit of stress. Most of us tend to be gentle with our cars when new; while this may (?) be an OK long-term strategy, it looks like it can contribute to the shudder problem.

A bit of launch hesitation may just be the nature of the beast. I'm hoping a future software flash makes this a bit better.
Thanks for the reply. My car has about 14k miles so the clutches can't be considered green any longer. I'll try to get the new updates applied. So far my dealer has been very good about things. My wife drives the car a lot so I might try the full throttle launches as well. But, unfortunately I think you may correct about it being the nature of the beast.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #658
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The latest TSB was great!
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TSB DCT Update

Took my car to the dealership over the weekend. Service manager said the technician spoke to a Ford engineer and said there was no TSB even though I took the one printed from this site to him. I have not found the TSB on other sites though. Build date of my car is 8/1. Any suggestions?
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