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I have a 06 Focus ZX5 automatic with only a few hundred miles on it. Noticed, that some times when I brake hard then ease up on the brake (squeeze)and come to a stop the tranny hangs in second gear too long, and then shifts in to first giving the car a noticeable jolt. Other times brake hard then do a rolling stop and than back on the gas the tranny hangs in second then shifts to first gear abruptly. Under normal braking the downshifts are smooth. Asked the dealer about it but they say there is no technical service bulletin issued by Ford and they believe this is normal for this tranny. They did not sound too convincing, so I would like to ask you guys for your opinion on this shifting pattern for the Focus. Is it normal or I have a bad tranny? Thanks for your help.
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I'm going to assume this is normal. Your Focus only has a few hundred miles on it and under normal braking conditions it shifts fine. I'd drive it a little more and see if shifting improves. Also, I just recently had a brand new transmission installed in my Jeep Grand Cherokee. It took about 1000 miles for the shifts to become "comfortable" and smooth. When I drove my Jeep off the dealership lot with very few miles on the new transmission, it would hang in gears and mostly in 2nd. It did improve greatly with some actual miles put on it.

I'd just wait it out. And if it doesn't improve or get worse, take it back to the dealership and have a technican drive it or have him be the passenger as you demonstrate the problem.
 
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