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Old 02-11-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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high rpm shift issue

Hey everyone. First off i just want to say i dont own a ford focus. I drive a 2011 EvoX and im very mechanically inclined. That being said, im not to keen on automatics nor fords. So heres the scoop.

The girl im dating has a newer focus (i believe 2011, im still waiting for a reply from her about what year and how many kms are on it). Anyways she is bummed because she has to bring the car to the dealership for the first issue. About a week ago her car started shifting at higher rpms. It does have the option to go into "manual mode" but she never uses it. She trusted me to drive her car over the weekend and i noticed this issue without her even mentioning it. Car drives normal, has a nice even powerband but shifts at 3500-4000rpms. I'd love to give you guys more info, but sadly thats all i know. Is there a recall or known issue for this? I know she does bring the car in for regular maintence and she was going to book one within the next few weeks. I had this same issue with my SRT-10 Ram, the only automatic vehical i've owned, but it was a simple fix, all i had to do is adjust the transmission cable running up by the throttle body.

Do these cars possibly have like a sport mode that changes the rpms it shifts at? i know my buddies Dodge Dart does but i wouldnt think a focus has anything like that. Only reason i ask that is because how smooth the powerband is, which makes me believe there isnt a issue, just programming.

Anyways, any input would be great, thanks.


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Old 02-11-2013, 10:01 PM   #2
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I don't believe the 2011's had any kind of button to push for a sport mode or anything. The newer style 2012's might but I don't really know. Im assuming the CEL is not on. How heavy is her/your right foot? If you keep your foot as light as possible does it still shift fairly high?
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Theres no CEL and i cant speak for her but i was being very gentle with my right foot. She has issues trusting me people to drive her car, only reason she let me is because we are both into racing and my Evo is 430+ hp and its being set up for the track, so she knows i can drive. That being said, i was being overly cautious so I wouldnt break her trust with her car. She just txt me back, the car is a 2011 and has 21,000kms on it. Only thing i can think of is a faulty solenoid or speed speed/rpm sensor.
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Unless you have access to a scantool that can log all the different data going in and coming out of the ECU, i'd probably say your best bet is to go to Ford and have them try to duplicate the condition. There should still be a warranty.

Of course i'd also check the basics such as trans fluid level/condition and maybe scan for codes anyway. Perhaps there is a pending code.
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Yea she is on her way home and i told her to check her fluid. I have a scanner but she lives to far away for me to go check it out for her. She hasnt seen any CEL come on so i doubt there will be any codes stored anyways. She is going to the dealership tomorrow. It should be coverd under warrenty but i know how dealerships are.
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Yes unfortunately dealers don't like to try very hard at warranty work... Quite annoying. Hope you get it sorted out. Post back up on here when it is fixed and let us know what did it.
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