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mine was built 8/5...pls let us know how the update affects your drive. i've only occasionally experienced hesitation but nothing too bad.
 

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Well took the car in this morning for several different items and the trans was one of them, Tech drove it and noticed the shudder, flare and flat spot when you hit the throttle, Flashed the new PCM/TCM flash and said it fixed it. Still in the shop for a couple other issues but will see if there is any improvement when it comes home.

Will let you know on initial impression and then after a week or so.

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Well took the car in this morning for several different items and the trans was one of them, Tech drove it and noticed the shudder, flare and flat spot when you hit the throttle, Flashed the new PCM/TCM flash and said it fixed it. Still in the shop for a couple other issues but will see if there is any improvement when it comes home.

Will let you know on initial impression and then after a week or so.

Montana
It would be awesome if that flash fixes these issues. [thumb]
 

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About to head over to dealership for "the works" and to bitch at the service guy who told me they'd need the car for a few days to see if I'm eligible for this. But I'm all armed and ready to go. Last time they checked out the car was before any of the TSBs for this issue were out, so maybe it was "normal" then, but it isn't anymore. Glad the Ford Owner site is there because otherwise I'd have had to dig out the write-up.

If I get anywhere with him, I'll let you guys know how the car feels when I get it back later today.
 

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Keep us posted, not only about the performance but any sort of "hassle" dealership may or may not try and give you!
 

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Keep us posted, not only about the performance but any sort of "hassle" dealership may or may not try and give you!
Well I went to a nice lady advisor instead of the guy I talked to on the phone. Explained to her that the last time I had the car checked out for the same issues was Sept. 1st, before any of the relevant TSBs were released, so maybe they were told to tell customers it was normal then, but now that the update is out... it's no longer the case. I explained that the TSB just updates the programming on the PCM/TCM to improve low-speed driveability and explained my symptoms and she wrote it in.

So, it seems like I got off scot-free today, and didn't have to argue my way into it, I almost wanted to though, that guy is a real @$$. While I was there he convinced an old man to replace his pads and rotors, fuel filter, and some other crap... totaling something like $700. I'm sure he may have needed some brake work, but the rest was the usual upsell. It's funny, he wanted me to leave my car for a few days to "dig deeper into the problem" when the reprogramming is only supposed to take about an hour. What a waste.

I'll update/respond here when the car is done and I've driven it a bit.
 

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I had my dealer apply the TSB. I noticed when I'm giving it gas it seems to shift later than it did before. It also doesn't "crunch" while downshifting anymore. I think it still rattles a little when shifting up from 4th to 5th (or maybe it's 3rd to 4th) but I'm more than willing to deal with that. I can only hear it rattle when my windows are up, no heat/AC, no radio, and when the phase of the moon is a waxing gibbous

That's my two cents.
 

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Got the update today. The dealer I went to was really cool about it, and even shuttled me to work which was really appreciated.

Backing up a step, I simply called the dealer on Friday to set up the appointment today. I had simply said I didn't want to waste my time with the whole "this DCT is different" business, and simply wanted the update. The service advisor initially said, "That internet news stuff is bull crap," as he couldn't find the update for a minute. When it showed, he said, "There it is." and said to go ahead and set up the appointment. Today, after the update, I took the car on a 20-25 mile trip around Tampa Bay, with 90% highway miles, 10% city. Here's some of the areas I evaluated, and what I thought:

Shuddering at lights: Still there, but less prominent. A lot smoother than before, though. Car however has more willingness to crawl up to a light without an accelerator press.

Crawling in R: Better response, don't need to press the accelerator as much to give my car that go to go backwards.

Responsiveness in D while at speed:
Way better. I no longer feel like I'm struggling up hills as the car is more willing to downshift on a press of the accelerator than it was before. Excellent when keeping up with traffic on an uphill.

Responsiveness in D while from a stop:
Way better. Will maintain lower gears longer, and will drop fast when the car detects a maintained speed.

Smoothness of shifts: Better. The car is quite smooth as silk now while upshifting. An occasional torque-converter like shift while going from 1st to 2nd but again, way better than the full-clunk which I got more often before the update. I'm thinking after the "adjustment period" this will get even better.

SelectShift response: Still same amount of delay while shifting manually up/down gears. No improvement here.

Sport Mode: Less clunky on full throttle, but I still need to do more testing with the car in S. Still will keep gears longer than D.

Fuel Economy: 38.2 MPG @ 55-65 MPH on a 20-25 mile loop on mainly level ground with small hills, including some a couple of stoplights. That included several full throttles to merge, and better use of the lower gears while passing. Can feather the accelerator more skillfully now. Glad I can keep the same fuel economy.

Overall Grade: A better car with an hour update. The car really has some zip now. It was worth it. Thank you, Ford! [clap]
 

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I spoke with two different dealers today in Toronto and none of them had a clue about this update.

Ahh, so behind the times.

Good to see this update helped out though.
 

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I spoke with two different dealers today in Toronto and none of them had a clue about this update.

Ahh, so behind the times.

Good to see this update helped out though.
I had the same problem in BC, apparently the service advisor attempted to look up the TSB by using my serial number and nothing came up as available. He then phoned me back and asked if I new the TSB number which I told him I thought was either 11-10-02 or 11-10-01, a few minutes later he called me and stated he found it, and has no idea of why it wasn't on my list, needless to say they installed it.

Results

I travel up a 18 degree hill in white rock which is really steep, needless to say I never saw 3,000 rpm before. The transmission always wanted to change gears around 16-1800, now it changes around 2500.

As for acceleration it quickly accelerated and when I looked down I was around 4000 rpm with no problems, and very little foot pressure on the accelerator.

It appears that some software writer has actually gotten into this vehicle to see how it drives and changed the gear settings to what should be more respectable for this type of vehicle.

As for mileage the verdict is still out, need more testing. Oh and it appears my low speed shutter is gone.
 

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Picked mine up today from the dealer and took the side streets home as that is where alot of my issues surfaced. I must say it is considerably better than before the TSB update. The shutter is reduced and every once in awhile I feel a hint of it (not a deal breaker now like it was before though). The RPM comes up and it definitely has more pep in city traffic. From a stop I let off the brake and within a second or two you can feel the vehicle engage and move forward. Will have to wait a few days to see if the adaptive learning strategy changes anything up as the dealer said it may be a little stiff in regards to shifting the next couple days. All in all the TSB took a car with issues and made it 100% better than it was, Now just wait and see if it reverts back after awhile. Will report back in about a week about any changes either good or bad.

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descentgate sums my experience up so far. I've only had it for this afternoon and will give more feedback after my 40mi. commute to school tomorrow, with some highway and stop and go traffic, to see how the car responds. so far I too still have shudder at a stop, but as said, not quite as prominent. Hope it's not just the placebo effect. I may stop by a second Ford dealership just to make sure they actually did the reflash, because the guy I initially talked to at my dealership is a douche.
 

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11-10-2•CALIBRATION UPDATE - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION/ENGINE DRIVABILITY IMPROVEMENTS, AMBIENT TEMPERATURE DISPLAY - BUILT ON OR BEFORE 8/12/2011
Publication Date: October 2, 2011
FORD:2012 Focus



This article supersedes TSBs 11-5-11, 11-7-22 and 11-9-5 to consolidate previously released articles, updated Title, Issue Statement and Service Procedure.
ISSUE:
Some 2012 Focus vehicles built on or before 8/12/2011 may exhibit the following engine drivability and/or automatic transmission concerns; RPM flare on deceleration coming to a stop, rough idle on deceleration coming to a stop, intermittent engine idle fluctuations at a stop, intermittent vehicle speed control inoperative, intermittent harsh engagement/shift, engine no-start with engine coolant temperature (ECT) open circuit faults and intermittent no-crank/no-start condition after performing normal Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) pinpoint test (PPT) diagnostic procedures. The vehicle may also exhibit diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) U0422, P00D2, P068A, P0850, P2610, P2832, P286F or P2877. The vehicle may also exhibit intermittent false initialization to 21 °C (70 °F) on the instrument cluster's ambient temperature display upon engine start up.


ACTION:
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.


SERVICE PROCEDURE


1.Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) and transmission control module (TCM) to the latest calibration using IDS release 75.02 and higher. This new calibration is not included in the VCM 2011.9 DVD. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.
2.Perform Transmission Adaptive Learning. Refer to Workshop Manual, Section 307-01 General Procedures.

NOTE:REPROGRAMMING PCM AND TCM WITH LOW VEHICLE BATTERY VOLTAGE AND/OR LOW IDS BATTERY VOLTAGE MAY RESULT IN A BLANKED PCM AND/OR TCM.



NOTE:THE PCM AND TCM ARE A MATCHED SET. PROGRAMMING THE PCM WILL AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE THE TCM.



NOTE:pLEASE ADVISE THE CUSTOMER THAT THIS VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH AN ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION SHIFT STRATEGY WHICH ALLOWS THE VEHICLE'S COMPUTER TO LEARN THE TRANSMISSION'S UNIQUE PARAMETERS AND IMPROVE SHIFT QUALITY. WHEN THE ADAPTIVE STRATEGY IS RESET, THE COMPUTER WILL BEGIN A RE-LEARNING PROCESS. THIS RE-LEARNING PROCESS MAY RESULT IN FIRMER THAN NORMAL UPSHIFTS AND DOWNSHIFTS FOR SEVERAL DAYS.



WARRANTY STATUS:
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME111002A2012 Focus Automatic Transmission (DPS6): Reprogram The PCM And TCM Includes Time To Perform Adaptive Learning And Drive Cycle (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)1.1 Hrs.
 

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is this a new update that was just released???, if so can we get a TSB #
well you got your answer... but next time read the thread, the TSB info was posted up on page 1...
 
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