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Old 02-27-2015, 05:29 PM   #31
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Quite a few updates to the units, and we just got an extended warranty on them here in case of troubles:http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=539602

TCM hasn't had the attention clutch issues have had, still good to see extended support for it.
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Quite a few updates to the units, and we just got an extended warranty on them here in case of troubles:http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=539602

TCM hasn't had the attention clutch issues have had, still good to see extended support for it.
I see, so it's a temporary fix. So eventually anybody who has a 2015 Fiesta or Focus with a Powershift could also experience TCM failure?

The extended warranty I think varies between countries though. The TCM failure issues have affected numerous Powershift models all the way to Australia and the Philippines because they all use the same Powershift transmission from the plant in Mexico.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:23 PM   #33
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Just saw that extension today, so just when it'll roll out elsewhere is unknown.

Fiesta models here had more TCM issues, just because they were on the market a year earlier & had more updates to the units.

"Eventually" could be a short or LONG time, while the problem is seen on the Focus it's not all that frequent - for a long time we've had to mention it as a possibility to folks who think ALL problems are clutch related since those are more common.
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Just saw that extension today, so just when it'll roll out elsewhere is unknown.

Fiesta models here had more TCM issues, just because they were on the market a year earlier & had more updates to the units.
According to the video at the start of the thread, there have been numerous TCM upgrades with different part numbers and 2011s are the worst.
Sounds like something with the design itself is wrong, with each revision just getting better.
I just hope the 2015s are good.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:17 PM   #35
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That's what I was referring to, the Focus wasn't released here until '12 and the Fiesta was released here for '11.
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"Eventually" could be a short or LONG time, while the problem is seen on the Focus it's not all that frequent
If this forum is representative of only a small fraction of MK3 Focus owners, I would question that assumption.

I haven't done a full search but just taking a cursory look through a couple of threads, loss of engagement or TCM replacement has been reported by:

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Don't beat on me too hard, didn't remember that whole list.

I'm still considering it infrequent compared to the number you'd have to tally with clutch/seals/programming repairs.

The Forum has been of help in getting recognition of TCM issues, symptoms like the "parking malfunction" when that system wasn't present were correlated with TCM issues so folks could push for the repair when Dealers didn't know about it yet.

Personally, I've always thought of TCM issues as MUCH more of a problem than drivability complaints arising from the clutch/seals/programming issues. Not working is a lot more of an issue than not working smoothly.
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Had my CPO 2013 focus in the dealer for a P090c fault after a noise dive from a shift then loss of shifting ability. Issue went away after about 10 mins. Took it to dealer next day and they're taking care of it. Was told they're replacing the TCM as of today.

Anything else I should be concerned with while the car is there and I have a loaner?
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My TCM just failed on my 2012 Ford Focus. It would not shift into gear without multiple tries. It then had difficulty shifting at the correct RPM's. It also had difficulty starting. I called Ford customer service and they referred me to Service bulletin 14M02 which extended the warranty on the TCM for 10 years or 150,000 miles. Mine failed at 114,000 miles and was replaced in two days.
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. Mine failed at 114,000 miles and was replaced in two days.
Nice to know. Took mine in for the transmission chatter. Called to check up on it and was informed that the car would not go into reverse. Interesting, worked that morning for backing out of the driveway! Ford stated that the TCM was bad and needed to be replaced. Was thinking I'd be without a car for several weeks.
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