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Old 07-24-2012, 09:48 AM   #511
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It will not fix the 90 turn problem (my car is the same, I use S+ instead), but it will definitely help in the stop and go. The 90 issue is a transmission issue, and some have claimed that their car eventually ' learned' it. Mine is not one of them, but maybe because I S+ it. Idk.

I understand your perspective on mods and I don't blame you. All I'm talking about is the filter swap, lid on, nothing else. You won't see power gains, but the throttle tip-in will be normal. You may even get a fractional mpg bonus, but don't overly bank on it.
With those 90 degree turns, do you just drop it in ''S'' or do you actually use the rocker button to manually downshift ? If you do, what is the sequence you use IE: Comming in the third in 3rd, down to 2nd in the turn, up to 3rd out of the turn ?
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:33 AM   #512
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I use the rocker, exactly how you wrote. 2nd feels a touch too low for me but 3rd feels a touch too high.
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Dyn085,

I must say you got my attention now on the K&N Drop in filter. I have the exact same complaints as most of you as of Day one of getting my 12b37 update. The prior update I thought was spot on except for the 90 degree turn fall on FACE scenario. I was hoping the 12b37 update would retain the shifting characteristics I already had but improve the 90 degree turn but WOW its like I went back to having NO updates now. Freaking blows!. Feels like the car just shifts way to soon and never hits that sweet torque spot anymore unless you floor it everywhere. Countless times I've had the issue where the RPM's just seem to climb to a spot and just float there briefly and stop accelerating and then suddenly start pulling again.

If the K&N helps with some of the sluggishness of the throttle I'm all for it. Is there a place you can purchase these? I suspect online only right? Doubt local automotive stores would stock them.

P.S. I took my car in for service and complained about the above and the Tech drove it and reported that it drove just like any other typical Focus with DCT and that I need to give the adaptive learning time.

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K&N has a solid waranty, and if your dealership ever tries to give you grief there is a card supplied by K&N that has a phone number to their reps. All you do is call the number, give the rep a brief description, then hand the phone to the service rep.

I think it's described on their website...check it out.
I suggest anyone who does any work on their car outside the dealership read that. Very good info.

http://www.knfilters.com/warrantyletter.htm
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That's excellent reading BTW. I saw this some time ago in another thread. The real question I have is: As a Canadian resident, am I protected by a similar Canadian act of some sort ? As I understand Mr Roger's position, it only reffers to US residents.
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That's excellent reading BTW. I saw this some time ago in another thread. The real question I have is: As a Canadian resident, am I protected by a similar Canadian act of some sort ? As I understand Mr Roger's position, it only reffers to US residents.
As stated here, K&N should backup ANY customers, whether they are in US or abroad. If I read wrong, then Mr Rogers should change the pledge to refer only to US citizens/customers.
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The 2012 ford focus in my opinion is a junker.I am so sorry Ive bought this car. I just got my letter to the effect of the rest of you. I told them this when I had the car for two days." you will get used to it , I was told. bullhookey. Last ford I will ever drive. you Lost another customer ford. Its a sad day when hyundai and kia blow away a ford car. Finally ford has psuedo addressed these problems. But its too little and way too late for me. I hate this car. Its too unpredictable and is a nuisance to drive. I wished it was "poof" gone. I will trade it in when I can afford it. And this time im going foriegn! Thank you ford motor company , You have destroyed any faith a whole lot of people had in you. You coulD always do what you do best.
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I am sorry for your experience, but I would like to say that frustration is not doing any good to anyone, so you better bring the "fight" to your dealer shop than here. Go over there, state your problems and make them fix your car. If they can't, get it to another Ford shop (I speak from personal experience) and escalate to Ford. If you don't like something because it is not working as you expect it to work, well, you have two options:
1. - Get it to the garbage dump.
2. - Fight to get it work as it's expected. Sometimes it is not as you expect, but this is why you should test-drive a car BEFORE buying it.
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For what it's worth!. My past few vehicles have been Imports. Just for the sake of perspective those vehicles even though they're imports still had issues and I can't tell you how many times a TSB would come out to address a problem I was specifically having with my vehicle and I'd have to fight the damn dealership tooth and nail to get them to acknowledge it and perform the work. They'd always say. Sorry we can't duplicate the issue or We don't feel this FIX addresses your vehicle and that I can call Corp to dispute it.

I have not had that AT ALL with my Local Ford Dealerhship. If I find a TSB pending for my vehicle they never question it and setup the appointment right away. I have been very satisfied with the Customer service I've gotten.

Also you won't see the Toyota or Nissan Customer Service reps surfing User forums trying to help customers either.
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I am sorry for your experience, but I would like to say that frustration is not doing any good to anyone, so you better bring the "fight" to your dealer shop than here. Go over there, state your problems and make them fix your car. If they can't, get it to another Ford shop (I speak from personal experience) and escalate to Ford. If you don't like something because it is not working as you expect it to work, well, you have two options:
1. - Get it to the garbage hole.
2. - Fight to get it work as it's expected. Sometimes it is not as you expect, but this is why you should test-drive a car BEFORE buying it.
Here's the thing about this:

Took the fight to the dealer and to Ford corporate, submitted for service 10 times so far to 2 different dealerships, not fixed yet. As for the test drive, test drove the crap out of it, and the DCT issues didn't crop up until 900 miles on the clock, 400 miles after the "return it if you don't like it" from my dealership. So now what? Not sure I can make a lemon law claim stick, still paying for it every month, still drives like crap. And they haven't replaced a single part to boot! Reprogram after reprogram that isn't working to fix the issue.

In short, those ways you options you gave to escape this issue don't always work, and may even not work >50% of the time.
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