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Old 06-08-2012, 11:23 AM   #331
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Here's the choice: don't do the update and risk invalidating your warranty (as Ford says) or do the update with the expectation it will improve things, as is apparently the case for a large majority of posters on the subject.
The letter says only if you have any of those problems i had the roll back problem which was fixed but now the shifting is back to the same lousy way when i bought it . The letter say only if you are experiencing any of the issues, if yours is ok you do not have to bring it in
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:44 PM   #332
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The letter says only if you have any of those problems i had the roll back problem which was fixed but now the shifting is back to the same lousy way when i bought it . The letter say only if you are experiencing any of the issues, if yours is ok you do not have to bring it in
That's not how I interpret the "What should you do" section of the letter from Ford (see post 86 in this thread), but obviously do as you wish.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:27 PM   #333
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Mine not good since at low speeds my car shifts three times by the time i hit 25mph then if i let up on gas and give it more gas it shutters because it is going to slow for the gear its in
I've had my car for more than 1 year and I've just figured out how to make it do what you described.

Mind you this never happens during normal driving (i.e. it only happens if I try to make it happen).


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Old 06-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #334
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Ta da!!!!

I hate to jump up and down too quickly but

HOLY CRAP, WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!

Mine is approaching a year old (May 2011 build, bought in July) and have always had an issue with the sluggishness of the performance. While the December update improved it a lot today's flash is just night and day. Holds each gear longer, no more hunting or what seemed to be trying to figure out what gear to be in merging onto the hiway under acceleration. Just loving it completely (I've never regretted buying it but this is just so much better).

Previous to the December update I was averaging about 29 mpg's. After that it shot up to 32 - 33. I'm praying that I won't lose that (I know the first couple of tank fulls will be though as my foot is liking this way too much already).

Two words, over and over again: Thank you Thank you Thank you Ford. You hit it out of the park.

Now if it only stays like this and doesn't "adapt" to something else.

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Old 06-08-2012, 04:53 PM   #335
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One month since the update and my DCT is running great. I think it may actually shift smoother than a conventional small car automatic.
Good job Ford. Finally got it right!

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Old 06-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #336
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I have had my update done and more then 1,000 miles later, I still have the transmission shudder and the grinding. Ford messed up what would of been a great transmission and wish they can go back to a torque converter automatic (if they can not do this right).

PS: The update included the 12-1-4 TSB and the 12B37!
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:01 AM   #337
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Many people have he base model and with that the update is not right for the transmission. Base model transmission has only (D) Drive and (L) Low
All wrong for the base model diffrent firmware inside the tranny.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:50 PM   #338
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I have had my update done and more then 1,000 miles later, I still have the transmission shudder and the grinding. Ford messed up what would of been a great transmission and wish they can go back to a torque converter automatic (if they can not do this right).

PS: The update included the 12-1-4 TSB and the 12B37!
Sorry to hear this. But again, when 2 or 3 people complain about what more than 100 people cheer for, I think a lot of frustration builds up. I would go to another dealer and redo both updates, if possible.
P.S. I do have the grinding on the car too, but not very often and whenever I try to drive like a granny. And I am almost convinced it is normal, so I don't pay much attention to it.
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Sorry to hear this. But again, when 2 or 3 people complain about what more than 100 people cheer for, I think a lot of frustration builds up. I would go to another dealer and redo both updates, if possible.
P.S. I do have the grinding on the car too, but not very often and whenever I try to drive like a granny. And I am almost convinced it is normal, so I don't pay much attention to it.
I could be wrong, but I do not think any grinding is normal. I will give it some more break in time and if it does not do it, I will take it in to Ford. That way, I can tell them that I gave it ample time. I have about 11,750 miles on the car right now.
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I have had my update done and more then 1,000 miles later, I still have the transmission shudder and the grinding. Ford messed up what would of been a great transmission and wish they can go back to a torque converter automatic (if they can not do this right).

PS: The update included the 12-1-4 TSB and the 12B37!
Man, it seem obvious to me you and allyy have physically defective DCT units. No amount of updates is gonna fix it. A majority of posters report going from minor problem to smooth as butter or moderate problems to smooth. Has your dealer let you take a test drive in another Focus on the lot? if you think that one is bad also, you my be crazy. If it's better, make a dealer tech go for a test drive in your car AND the test unit and demand that they make yours work like other one. I know I make it sound easy as I have a very good dealer and you may have a jerky one.
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