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#1 of 33 Transmission Reprogramming 2010 Fusion
Jun 04, 2010 (4:12 am)
Had my Transmission reprogrammed per the service bulletin I just received. Seems to shift much better than before.
#2 of 33 Transmission re programming
Jul 13, 2010 (3:49 pm)
My 2010 Fusion was taken in for recall on transmission (6 sp auto). I then took it back and begged for someone to test drive it. After 2 men(neither were mechanics) said trans shifts fine. Now the problem is, when shifting from lst into 2ndthen 3rd the Tachometer zooms past 4000 rpms. To make this NOT happen I have to drive and start out under 25 mph. I am not a speed demon (way too old) but I do not hold up traffic with too slow of a start. Doesn't this cause excess wear on the engine or torque conv. etc? Just a note..transmission was fine before recall as well as the excess revs. Car is great on Freeway but I drive city alot.
#3 of 33 Re: Transmission re programming [babbs3]
Jul 13, 2010 (4:49 pm)
After reprogaming the mileage around town went down 2 mpg. Was getting 25-26 now 23 mpg.
#4 of 33 Re: Transmission re programming [newowner10]
Jul 14, 2010 (3:10 pm)
Thanks for what seems to me to be more bad news. Part reason for buying this car was the good mpg. Does anyone know what the car should be revving at when shifting? I still feel that maybe the trans. is better off after the reprogram but high revs, just can't be too good for that 2.5L engine. I have had over 21 cars and except for the 8 cyl. ones, NONE shifted and revved like this. Hope I don't wind up living with it.... may sell.
#5 of 33 Re: Transmission re programming [babbs3]
Jul 15, 2010 (12:47 am)
What I find interesting is sometime the car will really shift great and appears to have more power. It just accelerates quicker with the same amount of throttle. The car accelerates as if you where going downhill. I do not know if the dealer can find anything if there are not any failure codes indicated.
#6 of 33 Re: Transmission re programming [babbs3]
Jul 15, 2010 (4:42 pm)
Sounds wrong to me, if you really aren't laying into the gas. I'll try to pay more attention to my shift rpms tomorrow and try to get back here. I assume you have the 4 cylinder also?
#7 of 33 Transmission re calibration
Jul 16, 2010 (8:15 am)
Wnt to a local specialty auto yesterday and I found out that the fact that it shifts at a higher rpm has no bad effect on the engine or the trans. The tech says it is a good thing when the trans. shifts this way because the internal gears should search and thus avoid extra wear and no damage to trans and engine. The specs on these cars are very good. I trust this shop with any car I have owned. They have been around for more than 30 years and have praised by every motor magazine and outstanding experts. I trust them more than I do Ford Mtr. They have been receiving high praises from a lot of customers and experts. I am going to get a big serving of humble pie,and shut my mouth about this now!. Love the car except parking it (cant see out the back) but I may get the after market back up sensors.
#8 of 33 Re: Transmission re calibration [babbs3]
Jul 16, 2010 (7:00 pm)
4000 rpm to shift to next gear under regular acceleration? Hmmmm.... OK. Mine shifted around 2500 accellerating up a pretty good hill. How long do you intend to keep the car?
#9 of 33 Re: Transmission re calibration [xmech]
Jul 17, 2010 (4:01 am)
I don't know, shifting at 2500 rpm while accelerating up a hill sounds like more of a problem to me than shifting at 4000 rpm. We had a car (not a Fusion) that shifted early like that and the transmission needed repair, they replaced the valve body.
#10 of 33 Transmission re calibration
Jul 17, 2010 (2:37 pm)
To Jeffscott... Yep you concur with the auto shop that the higher rpm's are not a problem. I feel very good now that I got the news from the experts. I was surprised but humbled to know that " more cars today should shift this way." It did not however, have to do with driving uphill. Maybe Ford has done this right!!!