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Old 10-22-2012, 07:12 PM   #351
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Hey uk mk3 owner here.

I have the shuddering problem too!

I'll keep an eye on your progress
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:29 PM   #352
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I'm not sure if this will help any of you guys out with getting service, but the eSourceBook has the following quote at the bottom of page 10:



I'm not sure if this will help, since it's technically referring to the 2013 MY, but the transmission/clutch pack should more or less be the same? If it applies to 2012's dealerships shouldn't be able to say that's normal after the first 1000-3000 miles?
So would that 'counter' be reset after TSB12B37 is applied I wonder? My car has 30,000 miles on it but *only* had the TSB12B37 applied about 600 miles ago and it's still shuddering.

My car goes in tomorrow to the dealer for the brake problem and the shuddering.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:31 PM   #353
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I noticed with mine that shuddering is not always consistent in the city, but still enough to bug me. However, I noticed that when I have been driving on the highway for a few minutes, and then hit the city, the shuddering gets really bad for the first few times I will stop & go (stop sign/red light). Anyone else noticed this behavior?

I will certainly try turning Traction Control off tomorrow and test it out for a few days.

Man, I seriously should have read this forum before getting my Focus. 6 months after my purchase and I've been to the dealer more often than any other cars I've owned.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #354
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When I gun it too hard, sometimes it jerks for a while after between shifts. Turning traction control off helps to fix the shifts back to normal. While mine doesn't shudder (TSB 123b7 applied), traction control still helps smooth it out.
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I'm going to try this on my way home tonight.

I have noticed shudders here and there, particularly in stop start traffic. I'd be interested to know if this helps at all.
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I tried it a few times, and Traction Control switched to OFF sligthltly reduces the shuderring, enough to forget about it. The only down side, I have to go through 5-6 menus to turn it off everytime I start the car.

Anyone expects a TSB to address this issue? I mean, how normal is that!?! :)
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:23 AM   #357
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when i got mine worked on for the 3rd time last week the guy told me they still dont have anything to completely fix the shuddering. he said they will eventually come out with a big update but then he tells me that there isnt technically anything wrong with the trans its just how it runs
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when i got mine worked on for the 3rd time last week the guy told me they still dont have anything to completely fix the shuddering. he said they will eventually come out with a big update but then he tells me that there isnt technically anything wrong with the trans its just how it runs
you gotta love the pre-canned response " It works as it should"... Someone drove my car for the first time this weekend and he kept asking me... did you feel that? So it does feel odd to most drivers...
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Hi all,

I also have this shuddering issue between 1st and second gear accelerating from a complete stop. It all arose after the transmission TSB this summer, I have taken it to the dealership and they tell me that it's supposed to operate like that. Not buying it, I will try turning off the TC today.

Anybody else experiencing a weird clunk/rattle from the front-end while travelling over bumps under 20mph? Apparently that's a huge issue with the new Focus' and I've been experiencing it for nearly a year with no fix in sight (struts and springs have already been replaced). Ford keeps saying it's "characteristic to the vehicle" much like this shuddering issue.

Just a frustrated owner looking to vent.
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Hi all,

I also have this shuddering issue between 1st and second gear accelerating from a complete stop. It all arose after the transmission TSB this summer, I have taken it to the dealership and they tell me that it's supposed to operate like that. Not buying it, I will try turning off the TC today.

Anybody else experiencing a weird clunk/rattle from the front-end while travelling over bumps under 20mph? Apparently that's a huge issue with the new Focus' and I've been experiencing it for nearly a year with no fix in sight (struts and springs have already been replaced). Ford keeps saying it's "characteristic to the vehicle" much like this shuddering issue.

Just a frustrated owner looking to vent.
The clunking is not normal - I had mine repaired back in May and the issue is gone. Look up the forum, there's a 100+ page thread on the ongoing issue. If your dealer gives you the runaround, you can refer to the forum. Lots of people even shared the content of their work order and many of us got it fixed. It did not come back, thank God...!
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