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Old 07-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #481
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That's what I was thinking. If there is really a brand new DCT update, I imagine one of our "insiders" will get us a TSB notice soon enough..
The work order says: "Reprogram/Updated PCM & TCM", which doesn't seem too ambiguous to me. Plus the verbal description indicated they connected the car and found updates available. Perhaps the 12b37 software early adopters received has been changed to incude these latest additions. In that case it wouldn't be a new TSB, just a continuation of 12b37.

For those who still have complaints after 12b37 (particularly those who had it done early in the program), it may be worthwhile to visit your dealer again. As noted, to me this does seem to have made launch and 1/2 shifts a bit smoother.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:25 PM   #482
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The work order says: "Reprogram/Updated PCM & TCM", which doesn't seem too ambiguous to me. Plus the verbal description indicated they connected the car and found updates available. Perhaps the 12b37 software early adopters received has been changed to incude these latest additions. In that case it wouldn't be a new TSB, just a continuation of 12b37.

For those who still have complaints after 12b37 (particularly those who had it done early in the program), it may be worthwhile to visit your dealer again. As noted, to me this does seem to have made launch and 1/2 shifts a bit smoother.
I wasn't so much questioning whether you got an update newer than 12B37 but rather just that when there is something new, it inevitably gets some kind of number or date associated with it that a dealer employee will post here. I have never seen an update where the only technical information available is "it's newer."
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Yes. Wife dropped it off after noon. Told them to keep as long as needed to fix it. Dealer gave my wife a 2008 Fusion loaner to drive while Focus is in shop.
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Called late Friday, Said it is not ready to pick up yet. I am having a rattle looked at in front end also.
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I've got about 800 miles on mine since the last DCT flash. I really like the throttle response, but I'm still getting the occasional hard shift and if the AC is on, the clutches slip or something when you start from stop.

Anyone know how many miles the adaptive drive cycle procedure is supposed to take? There were only 2 miles added to my odometer after I picked it up.
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I've got about 800 miles on mine since the last DCT flash. I really like the throttle response, but I'm still getting the occasional hard shift and if the AC is on, the clutches slip or something when you start from stop.

Anyone know how many miles the adaptive drive cycle procedure is supposed to take? There were only 2 miles added to my odometer after I picked it up.
It doesn't need to be performed after this update as the adaptive learning of the TCM isn't erased.
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Another reminder we're not the only ones with tranny software issues....

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/07/16/v...sion-software/
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On a slightly smaller scale :-p And that even covers three model years. But, no, other cars aren't perfect either.
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Yes. Wife dropped it off after noon. Told them to keep as long as needed to fix it. Dealer gave my wife a 2008 Fusion loaner to drive while Focus is in shop.
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Called late Friday, Said it is not ready to pick up yet. I am having a rattle looked at in front end also.
Let us all know when it's in your possession again. It sounds like your dealer is on the ball!

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...The lag is terrible, especially when attempting to accelerate quickly from a rolling 5-10 MPH. I just about got creamed today trying to switch lanes as a truck five cars back switched lanes at the same time a lot quicker while my Focus hesitated for a couple seconds, sputtered, then took off like a rocket as the engine redlined. Then it stayed like that for a couple more seconds even after I took my foot off the pedal.

Freakin' scary! ...
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I'd say you should change maybe the fuel station. I change it from 87 to 91 and I see a difference in what concerns the "pull". Nice and puts a great smile on my face.

P.S. Here we had some +90 temp for 3 weeks already and I don't experience anything like you mention...
Have you had your dealer take a look at it since the update, oritpro? We want you to be as safe as can be. If youd prefer, please PM me your VIN, mileage, phone #, and dealer; Ill let your Customer Service Manager know about this.

VOLDAR, thanks for your recommendation! I'm constantly in extreme heat and haven't experienced this either.

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Looks like there is a post-12b37 reflash avaiable.

12b37 was applied to my car in early May. In the last few days I started to notice new, odd behavior (attempted downshifts for a split second while using cruise control - no, it was not induced engine braking while on a downgrade), so I took it in.

Frankly, the service rep had no idea what I was describing, but after a test drive the tech decided I was experiencing "harsh shifts". He then found there were 2 software updates available: one for the engine, one for the DCT and applied them both...
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They described them as new updates, so I'd guess they were not just redoing what had been done before. It only took about an hour, so I don't think a drive cycle was included...
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The work order says: "Reprogram/Updated PCM & TCM", which doesn't seem too ambiguous to me...
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That's what I was thinking. If there is really a brand new DCT update, I imagine one of our "insiders" will get us a TSB notice soon enough..
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...when there is something new, it inevitably gets some kind of number or date associated with it that a dealer employee will post here. I have never seen an update where the only technical information available is "it's newer."
Customer Satisfaction Program 12B37 specifically addresses issues with the PCM, TCM, & ABS. I recommend contacting your dealers to see if you have the latest updates.

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I've got about 800 miles on mine since the last DCT flash. I really like the throttle response, but I'm still getting the occasional hard shift and if the AC is on, the clutches slip or something when you start from stop.

Anyone know how many miles the adaptive drive cycle procedure is supposed to take?...
Great; you're on the way! We recommend putting 1,000 - 2,000 miles on it to properly break it in. Your dealer will know more about the adaptive learning strategy on your Focus.

Some information on this can be found in the owner's guide. Feel free to access the online version here: https://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conte...OwnerGuidePage.

I'll be back,

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It doesn't need to be performed after this update as the adaptive learning of the TCM isn't erased.
Thanks bra.
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