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#778 of 862 Re: follow up on 2006 harsh and abrubt shifting [gldnbr2]
Nov 03, 2007 (8:56 am)
I found this on several other Mountaineer forums. Apparently Ford will be comming out with yet another update in mid-November. Let's all hope this one actually does something.
"Special Service Messages
20005 2006-2007 Explorer/Mountaineer/Explorer Sport Trac -- various transmission shift quality symptoms - 6R60 Trans - temporary, do not attempt to repair
Some 2006-2007 Explorer 4DR/Mountaineers and 2007 Explorer Sport Trac vehicles equipped with 6R60 transmissions may exhibit various transmission performance issues. When compared to other transmission, some of the shift characteristics are different that previous models due to the 100% synchronous design of the 6R60. Customer concerns that exceed shift characteristics of like equipped vehicles which may include transmission engagement delay when shifting between P-D, N-D, and R-D, Delayed/Hesitation on 1-2 shift, 2-1 and/or 3-2 decel step in shifts. Hoot noise during cold 1st gear launches from transmission pump. TSB-07-13-08 has been deactivated in PTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR VEHICLES WITH THESE CONDITIONS. ENGINEERING WILL BE RELEASING A NEW TSB APPROXIMATELY MID-NOVEMBER.
#779 of 862 Re: follow up on 2006 harsh and abrubt shifting [sacmtnr]
Nov 03, 2007 (7:08 pm)
sacmtnr - you beat me to it. I was just about to post this info. After 8 months and about 10K miles, our '07 V-8 Explorer suddenly started downshifting (roughly) when slowing to a stop. We just brought it in last week and got the same info - TSB to be released in a few weeks.
This is our 5th Mountaineer/Explorer and the last 3 have had some form of transmission issue. And exactly why we have leased and not purchased. A real shame too - this last model was possibly going to be a 'keeper' - the best by far over any of the others we have had to date. Let's hope the TSB is more than just a temporary fix for a reoccuring problem.
#780 of 862 Re: follow up on 2006 harsh and abrubt shifting [sacmtnr]
Nov 03, 2007 (9:30 pm)
Thank you both for that important information. I was wondering what other Mountaineer forums have discussed this transmission problem? I would like to collect all the information I can find in order to help my case when it comes to arbritration with myself, the BBB Auto Line and Ford Motor Company. I've had enough of this transmission problem. Thanks again for the information and I look forward to anything else anyone can provide.
#781 of 862 Re: follow up on 2006 harsh and abrubt shifting [gldnbr2]
Nov 05, 2007 (3:37 pm)
I am experiencing this very same problem on my 2006 ford Explorer Limited. Dealer says check back in Mid Novenber. Otherwise great car-love to drive this high powered and heavy SUV.
#782 of 862 Re: follow up on 2006 harsh and abrubt shifting [champie]
Nov 05, 2007 (4:12 pm)
Thank you for the reply...every bit of information concerning this problem is very helpful.
#783 of 862 Re: follow up on 2006 harsh and abrupt shifting
Nov 10, 2007 (4:51 pm)
I have had my 2007 Ford Explorer V8 in the shop 6 times for the abrupt shifting. They have reprogrammed a few times and replaced the megatronic controller (computer that controls the shifting). Just yesterday I had the new programming (the one they promised mid November) done (it just came out this week). So far, so good. It shifts a lot smoother, but I am not ready to "sign off" on this until I have a few weeks of smooth shifting.
#784 of 862 Re: follow up on 2006 harsh and abrupt shifting [66isgr8]
Nov 10, 2007 (9:18 pm)
I hope the new programming works on your Explorer. I've had the computer replaced as well and several new programs done over the past year, only to have the problem come back after a few hundred miles. That is the reason I'm working with the Better Business Bureau Auto Line. I'd rather have an arbitration hearing conducted in order to address this annoying issue. Maybe the more people who take Ford to this level, they will get more serious in attempting to find a permanent solution, not just a temporary fix.
#785 of 862 Re: follow up on 2006 harsh and abrupt shifting [gldnbr2]
Nov 14, 2007 (6:54 pm)
The new programming worked great for a few days (the smoothest the car has ever been) and now it is back to the same old abrupt shifting problem,
#786 of 862 Re: follow up on 2006 harsh and abrupt shifting [66isgr8]
Nov 15, 2007 (5:43 am)
Wow...just what I thought might happen. I am sure glad I did not take mine in for the latest "fix". Your post confirms my reason to take this to arbitration with the Better Business Bureau. I am so frustrated with Ford and their denial that this new transmission has a serious problem. They still claim that this abrubt shifting is the way it is suppose to work! I have to take a day from work and drive into a major city during rush hour to attend this arbitration, but now I am sure I am doing the right thing. Thanks so much for your reply. I hope more people with this problem will step forward. Good luck with your Explorer.
#787 of 862 Re: follow up on 2006 harsh and abrupt shifting [66isgr8]
Dec 02, 2007 (2:16 pm)
Are any of you having problems with acceleration from a rolling stop? For example, you yield to traffic on a highway, letting a car pass, and then apply the throttle to accelerate from the ramp, only to have very little acceleration (as if the vehicle were stuck in a high gear and refuses to down-shift)?