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Old 09-15-2015, 02:21 PM   #81
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This doesn't make me feel better. The shuddering was worse than usual on my drive home from getting the update. I assumed it needed to learn again. I noticed that while shuddering (this only happens in 6th gear) the RPMs will flair about 250. I was barely going up a grade at 55 MPH. I normally drive on that road at that speed and don't have any issues.
Yeah, when I drove my car home from the dealer the shuddering was really bad. If I drive to the store or someplace close to me it isn't as bad. But after about 15 minutes (or on my commute to work) it just get's ridiculous.

I also have been keeping tabs on the weather conditions, nothing really seems to change - cool mornings or super hot in the afternoon - same shuddering.
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Yeah, when I drove my car home from the dealer the shuddering was really bad. If I drive to the store or someplace close to me it isn't as bad. But after about 15 minutes (or on my commute to work) it just get's ridiculous.

I also have been keeping tabs on the weather conditions, nothing really seems to change - cool mornings or super hot in the afternoon - same shuddering.
I've noticed that it's worse for me the hotter it is.
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:33 PM   #83
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I've noticed that it's worse for me the hotter it is.
My problems all but disappeared during the cold new England winter and came back with the summer.
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:02 PM   #84
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My problems all but disappeared during the cold new England winter and came back with the summer.
Well, good thing fall/winter is coming up. Unfortunately, that also means that it'd be much more difficult to replicate for the dealer for them to take a look at or replace.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:50 AM   #85
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I had my '14 Focus SE updated last week Aug.28. I also had the same issue with the clock that won't work even if I tried to change the date. I was about to go back to the dealership the following day when I tried again to change the clock. At first the problem was still there but after I tried to changed the date (and the system accepted it) then the clock started to work. So I did not bother to go back to the dealership. But it got stock again on Aug.30. I changed again the date and so far everything is ok.

That's for the clock/date. Now for the transmission issue. I feel like the shuddering is more frequent this time specially in a stop and go traffic. In highway (the shifting until I reach 60+mph), I noticed there's an increase in rpm before each shift. The service adviser told me that it needs to "re learn" again the shifting patterns and it might take another 1000 miles or so.

I also noticed that the fan speed, most of the time, is in high operation.

So far I'm not happy with this update. But I'll give it some time and observe. I hope Ford is taking notes on our experiences here.
I just want to share a follow up feedback after I had this TSB. Last 2 weeks ago I was so happy and car was operating smoothly. No jerking or shuddering. I replied to Meagan and shared the same info to her.

But just a day after that the car started to manifest the same jerking/shuddering condition as if it's starting on the "learning" phase again. Yesterday, it was really bad. Usually on a stop light/go and the car starts this jerking (noise like the clutch/gears not aligning properly), I normally slowly/lightly remove my foot on the pedal as I'm afraid it'll broke down if I force it more. But yesterday I really wanted to yank it hard but was just afraid.

I'm really confused, Ford always say that it needs to "learn". The car was already running smooth and I assumed that it has "learned" already. But why suddenly it goes back to this learning phase?

I'm gonna observe/monitor it more this week. If it's not going to improve then I'm going back to my dealership.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:54 AM   #86
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I just want to share a follow up feedback after I had this TSB. Last 2 weeks ago I was so happy and car was operating smoothly. No jerking or shuddering. I replied to Meagan and shared the same info to her.

But just a day after that the car started to manifest the same jerking/shuddering condition as if it's starting on the "learning" phase again. Yesterday, it was really bad. Usually on a stop light/go and the car starts this jerking (noise like the clutch/gears not aligning properly), I normally slowly/lightly remove my foot on the pedal as I'm afraid it'll broke down if I force it more. But yesterday I really wanted to yank it hard but was just afraid.

I'm really confused, Ford always say that it needs to "learn". The car was already running smooth and I assumed that it has "learned" already. But why suddenly it goes back to this learning phase?

I'm gonna observe/monitor it more this week. If it's not going to improve then I'm going back to my dealership.
I beleive it has to go thru the learning process any time it is reflashed and/or battery power disconnected during service. I have been reading VW forums and same thing (learning) for the VW DSG.
Sadly, how many thousand miles depends on the advisor you speak to
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But since the last TSB update and I've put almost 1000miles since then, there's no maintenance (reflashing/battery service/or any other service) done on my car. So it shouldn't go to the learning phase again.
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But since the last TSB update and I've put almost 1000miles since then, there's no maintenance (reflashing/battery service/or any other service) done on my car. So it shouldn't go to the learning phase again.
in that case I'd say the advisor is just parroting the standard response without realizing it doesn't apply in your situation.
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:36 PM   #89
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Just had the 15B22 done yesterday, so far the car appears to be fine. Time will tell, but I really didn't have any issues to start with - was just in for oil change and tire rotation.
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:42 PM   #90
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So my 800 mile update since having 15b22 done. It shifts amazing :(. Why the sad face u ask? Well its because I've had so many good shift moments after all my clutch packs and updates that I can no longer be an optimist when it shifts well. I will say that by far this is the best its ever shifted and the longest it's went with no hiccups. I'm wondering if a shifting software update went in along with the 15b22? Anyone got any ideas?
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