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Old 10-09-2014, 03:04 PM   #1
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Normal Functioning?

I have a 2012 Focus SE with the sport package with automatic transmission. I don't think I have the stuttering problem, but I think there is another issue. When I am driving, it sometimes shifts so rough that it's like someone who doesn't know how to drive a manual transmission is driving. I have had the updates and clutches replaced. The dealership is saying it is normal function.

Is this normal?

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I have a 2012 Focus SE with the sport package with automatic transmission. I don't think I have the stuttering problem, but I think there is another issue. When I am driving, it sometimes shifts so rough that it's like someone who doesn't know how to drive a manual transmission is driving. I have had the updates and clutches replaced. The dealership is saying it is normal function.

Is this normal?

Thanks!
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Because the PowerShift 6 Speed Transmission operates similarly to a manual transmission, you may notice some characteristics that provide a unique driving experience from the automatic transmission you may be used to:
  • When you take your foot off the accelerator pedal and the vehicle begins to slow down you may perceive a light to medium braking sensation as the transmissions makes adjustments.
  • During the break in period, the transmission may shift quicker or harder. This will smooth out after a short period of time.
  • You may hear mechanical noises when driving.
  • You may feel a difference when pulling away from a stop.

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This "stickie" from the MkIII section has hints on driving the DCT that make it more enjoyable for many users: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=415994

I'll add another recent one that gives hints for other circumstances: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=485281

The second one is more for a trans that doesn't feel "normal", some of that info. may be useful as well (some is duplicated from the amateur recommendations from members in the first thread).
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