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Could just be a typo from the tech that wrote up the ticket.
That is what I am thinking might have happened. I know he said he re-contacted the dealer to make sure it was correct and they confirmed that it was indeed 11-10-06 but maybe they just said that as they did not want to check into it.

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That is what I am thinking might have happened. I know he said he re-contacted the dealer to make sure it was correct and they confirmed that it was indeed 11-10-06 but maybe they just said that as they did not want to check into it.

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Ah, so this would be the job order or work ticket for the tech?

(Phew?)
 

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I'm kind of surprised that no one has officially killed the idea that there is an *-06 update out there and that *-02 is the latest.

Is there an actual Furd person on here to deny/confirm?

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The tech gives a print out showing the TSB performed but its the service advisor who actually types the work done into the system......11-10-02 is the latest DCT Update
 

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Got mine done today, and tech said 11-10-02 was the latest. I also got the "it has to relearn everything so it might shift harder for a few days" speech. I don't know about shifting harder, but I can say that the update changed the whole personality of the car.

  1. The dreaded momentary loss of power on takeoff from a stop is completely gone. This was my biggest problem with the engine/transmission by far. It almost got me hit twice. Now I have the opposite problem. It puts so much power to the front wheels that they bounce and grab (sticky tires on Titanium handling package, so they don't really do the "spinning" thing...). That means that I need to learn how to manage the power on takeoff to get the most that I can without that happening. This is my first front-wheel-drive car in forever, so my past experience with fast cars and bikes (on and off track) isn't exactly helping as much as I'd like. I can work on driver skill, though. I'm just happy to finally have some power to learn to manage.
  2. The shudder is still there, but harder to make happen. I finally got to the point that I could make it happen fairly reliably in traffic going very slightly downhill by slowly releasing the brakes and staying off the throttle. It wasn't nearly as bad as it was previously, though, and that's the only situation I can reproduce it in so far. I'm not sure I would have noticed it if I hadn't been trying to make it happen on purpose.
  3. The shifting doesn't seem harsher than it was before the update like the TSB and the tech said it would be. It's actually smoother than it was before, and if it does get even smoother than this like it's supposed to, I'm going to be overjoyed. I hope I don't lose the newfound power, though. :)
  4. It felt much stronger today other than in takeoff mentioned above, most probably due to not short-shifting all the time, but I haven't really done a lot of testing that included passing other cars and such. I also have even tried out sport mode since I got it back. I hope that happens later this weekend if the forecasted snow/freezing rain stuff will stay away.
Overall, this and the MFT 2.11 update have totally changed my opinion of the car. I've had to have several other things fixed, from things as big as having the headliner replaced to fix a rattle to having the weatherstrips on the doors trimmed where they were touching, but those two fixes really have taken me from wishing I'd never bought it to really liking it except for a couple very small things. It finally feels like a lightweight small car with 160hp and a DCT, instead of a lightweight small car with <100hp and a cheap transmission.

After this, the upcoming major update to the MFT software just might make me able to truthfully say I love the car. [headbang]
 

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Just a update on mine after about week 4 of the update, I am noticing a pretty good flare on upshift into 4th gear. Engine rpm went up significantly and then the clutch engaged and down she came. You could hear the engine rev from inside the vehicle and see it on the tach as well. Will be keeping a eye on this and if it continues take her back in.

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Just a update on mine after about week 4 of the update, I am noticing a pretty good flare on upshift into 4th gear. Engine rpm went up significantly and then the clutch engaged and down she came. You could hear the engine rev from inside the vehicle and see it on the tach as well. Will be keeping a eye on this and if it continues take her back in.

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You seem to be the first with this potential issue?
 

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@danyall2010 - What good would do to the transmission the fuse pull or battery disconnect ? I think you have mistaken the threads. [whip]
 

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Disconnect negative battery terminal for 10 minutes = computer reset to learn mode. This takes you back to default settings and it will shift pretty firmly while it relearns the best shift settings for your driving style.

I perform this process about once every 30-60 days on my Mustang and it runs like a scalded dog again. I'm sure it works the same way for the Focus and the DCT.
 

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Hello all,
I'm new to the forums, but wanted to add a few words on the transmission woes.
My race red SEL was built on 8/11, and I've owned it for several months with 5,000 miles and the first oil change done. It has had the drive-ability issues known to all. Just this morning, I took it to my dealer in Ohio here and had the TSB update applied, and after driving for about 50 miles, I believe the update worked. The shifting is more precise and power is now available without having to mash the pedal down.
The dealer knew about the update and did it without hesitation. Now I REALLY love this car
 

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Ok, so I just looked at this thread and have a few questions, since I am not entirely sure when my car was built.

My girl seems to drive more or less like a stick shift ought to, being a DCT. However, in instances when using cruise control I notice a reluctance to downshift. Let's say I am reducing he speed setting on cruise or I am going downhill and the car wants to accelerate due to gravity. RPMs go up to 3000, and the car holds off downshifting. This is in the 55-65 mph range.

I often enough end up Cancelling cruise then reengaging it to get her to shift. Does this make any sense? I'll hit 9000k miles tomorrow, and I would wager 95% of that is highway.
Fuel economy is fine, getting 39 mpg combined, with 42.7 mpg economy on a 250 mile trip at 61 mph.

I think I tried to figure out her build date, and if I am looking in the right place it is 6/28/11

Is this an update that every model needs?

It is also worth mentioning that my car has the SFE package, so does that mean my transmission is tuned differently for improved economy?

Should everyone get the update? Is what I notice when using cruise control normal?
 

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First, it's pretty easy finding out the build date. The sticker is located inside the front door on the driver's side next to the instrument panel. It has the vehicle type and tire info on it and GVWR rating too.
Look on the top line just past the
"MFD. BY FORD MOTOR CO. DATE: 8/11 GVWR Etc....
That is the date of manufacture.

I think anyone who's car was built before 8/11 should have the update done. I know in my case, I was in denial and compensating for poor throttle response by playing with the gas pedal. It really is a lot more responsive now.

Good Luck and get it done.
 

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getting my transmission updated today

Brought a copy of the bulletin to the dealership and they told me with no issues that they will re-calibrate my focus. I talked to the director of service and he said it makes a huge difference. I can'y wait to see the difference and full power of the car!
 

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Disconnect negative battery terminal for 10 minutes = computer reset to learn mode. This takes you back to default settings and it will shift pretty firmly while it relearns the best shift settings for your driving style.

I perform this process about once every 30-60 days on my Mustang and it runs like a scalded dog again. I'm sure it works the same way for the Focus and the DCT.
I have decided not to do it after all. I think that in the end, it will have the same performance.

I am going to a third Ford dealer (Sawgrass Ford) this Wednesday to have the TSB applied. Let me tell you what happened on my last two visits.

Visit One (Maroone Ford) - I had the transmission specialist in the car with me and I was driving around. He noticed the noises and said it was normal. I did not bring any TSB documentation or any articles.

Visit Two (Pines Ford/Lincoln) - I had the shop foreman ride with me. This time, I bought documementation with me. The funny thing is that when he was in the car, the transmission sounded a little quieter. I was told that it would break in by 5,000 miles and that if the transmission was noisy by the oil change, maybe they will do something.

I did get frustrated and wondered why everyone else had their transmissions updated, but me.

I would like to know what I need to say and what to bring when I see the dealer this Wednesday?
 

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I just got my update performed today (TSB 11-10-2). The transmission is much more responsive now and no longer shifts prematurely when accelerating. Moderate acceleration in drive now shifts +/- 3,000 rpm and in sport +/- 4,000 rpm. A light throttle / foot still facillitates up shifting at lower rpm, as it should for the excellent economy. Also, I have not been able to get that irritating bog / delay to occur when accelerating off the line.

The dealer also installed my new steering rack (TSB 11-9-8) and the high speed "notchy / stictiony" steering problems are gone!! My nugget now steers like a dream on the interstate... I'm talking an improvement from driving with two hands and having to use over intense focus to two fingers driving and a nice relaxing ride.

After the two updates that were performed today, it is more or less like I have a new car! Now all I need is to receive my USB drive with the major MFT update and this excellent car will jump to absolutely superbe.

Kudos to the professionalism and service of Darling's Ford in Bangor, ME.

[cheers] [ffrocks]
 
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