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Old 11-10-2011, 09:39 PM   #131
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I went to the owner.ford.com website and punched my info in, and it says that there are no TSB's available for my vehicle, etc. Does that mean i'm in the clear or should i still pursue this?
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I went to the owner.ford.com website and punched my info in, and it says that there are no TSB's available for my vehicle, etc. Does that mean i'm in the clear or should i still pursue this?
Where did you find an area that listed TSBs? All I see is a spot for recall notices. These procedures aren't recalls.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:46 PM   #133
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Where did you find an area that listed TSBs? All I see is a spot for recall notices. These procedures aren't recalls.
Oh i'm sorry, that's what i meant. I guess i mixed the two up. In this case then, where do i go to check these out?

Furthermore, i've had my car for about 1k miles now and I've driven in it rigorously @ varied speeds, etc -- I can't 'feel' the problems that people are having with the transmission. Should I still update?
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Oh i'm sorry, that's what i meant. I guess i mixed the two up. In this case then, where do i go to check these out?

Furthermore, i've had my car for about 1k miles now and I've driven in it rigorously @ varied speeds, etc -- I can't 'feel' the problems that people are having with the transmission. Should I still update?
First, check your build date. In your driver's door jamb on the left side there's a sticker with the manufacture month/year. Below that is a line of numbers/letters that's something like XX08122011XX which would be August 12th, 2011, if it's that date or before, you should get the transmission TSB applied. If it's after that date, your car has the updated transmission programming from the factory.
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First, check your build date. In your driver's door jamb on the left side there's a sticker with the manufacture month/year. Below that is a line of numbers/letters that's something like XX08122011XX which would be August 12th, 2011, if it's that date or before, you should get the transmission TSB applied. If it's after that date, your car has the updated transmission programming from the factory.
Thanks for answering that part of the question feta; however, is there a site/place i can go to specifically that will list all the TSB's for this vehicle?
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Thanks for answering that part of the question feta; however, is there a site/place i can go to specifically that will list all the TSB's for this vehicle?
Not really sure about that... I think I've read that the NY Times site lists them, but I haven't looked. The info for that particular TSB is on the first few pages of this thread, however, if you backtrack.
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Well, i just found out my car was built on september 14th. Perhaps thats why i never understood why people complained about the trans? However, I can attest that there is slight vibration every now and then still, but it seems that most "problems" are gone.
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Well, i just found out my car was built on september 14th. Perhaps thats why i never understood why people complained about the trans? However, I can attest that there is slight vibration every now and then still, but it seems that most "problems" are gone.
Indeed. After my TSB fix, I still have some slight shudder as well. Beforehand though, shift points were awkward and often too low, the car wouldn't readily upshift when given some throttle input, shaking was present at low speeds, and everything else described in this thread, apparently. Glad you have a car without the issues.
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Well had the update done about 2 weeks ago. I can say two things are fixed...but a new issue has come up.

The shudder at low speeds is almost none existent and the grinding between gears (1-2 and 2-3) is gone.

The issue I am trying to figure out now is, around 50 - 60 mph the car boggs down. I have to give it heavy throttle for it to downshift. It feels like it goes into 6th gear and takes a long time and a lot of throttle for it to down shift.

Much better all around though. I can deal with this issue much easier. Hopefully it is still learning the clutches and will get better.

Has anyone else with the update noticed this behavior?
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Well had the update done about 2 weeks ago. I can say two things are fixed...but a new issue has come up.

The shudder at low speeds is almost none existent and the grinding between gears (1-2 and 2-3) is gone.

The issue I am trying to figure out now is, around 50 - 60 mph the car boggs down. I have to give it heavy throttle for it to downshift. It feels like it goes into 6th gear and takes a long time and a lot of throttle for it to down shift.

Much better all around though. I can deal with this issue much easier. Hopefully it is still learning the clutches and will get better.

Has anyone else with the update noticed this behavior?
I'll get back to you next week when I have my highway commute to school again. I didn't seem to notice any hesitation overtaking a truck on 2-lane road, from 50-70 pretty quickly to overtake, but I wasn't much paying attention to how responsive it was, I just mashed the pedal.

I'll pay attention when I hit the onramp next week and offer my opinion.
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