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#1223 of 1316 Software or Leaky Seals
Nov 13, 2012 (1:39 pm)
Hey all, I've experienced both sides of the story. With 9,200 miles now, I've experienced periods of perfect transmission operation and periods of shuddering and grinding. From other sources I've found that there are two main sources of transmission trouble:
1) The software
2) Leaky seals
If you're having trouble and haven't taken it in yet, definitely take it in ASAP to get the software all updated to the latest. Many have reported a vast improvemet, though mine which was behaving almsot perfect before the latest software update actually behaved a little worse after the update
There are growing reports of leaky seals which are allowing fluid to get on the dry clutches, causing the shuddering etc. If your software's all up do date, try to force your dealer to investigate the clutch seals.
#1224 of 1316 Re: 2012 Focus SEL [joegiant]
Nov 15, 2012 (10:11 am)
Interesting that you should say that...so stick would of been the answer? Well...I have been driving in the "S" mode which in my owners manual stands for "Sport mode" and there is less of the problem. My daughter says it feels like a manual transmission when she rides in it. If I wanted a stick...I'd of bought one....thanks for your input.
#1225 of 1316 Re: Software or Leaky Seals [kam327]
Nov 15, 2012 (10:13 am)
We took it in after the 1st recall and it seemed a little better and then got worse. Good idea...I will definitely look into software issue. Thanks for the input....
#1226 of 1316 Re: Software or Leaky Seals [starluck3000]
Nov 15, 2012 (12:07 pm)
The only time my daughter's really feels like a manual is when you're backing up and let off the throttle and there is no engine braking from the torque converter. It still has a jerky shift every once in a while but it's really not that noticeable. She had the first software update but not the second one. Waiting to see if anything else needed to be done.
#1227 of 1316 telematics user?
by steve_ HOST
Nov 19, 2012 (6:01 pm)
A reporter would like to speak to car owners who use Chrysler Uconnect, Cadillac CUE or Ford's MyFord/MyLincoln Touch. If you use any of these telematics systems, please send your daytime contact information to predmunds.com no later than November 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET.
#1229 of 1316 do you know how to operate a dct?
Dec 03, 2012 (5:46 pm)
Just curios, because if you do you will like it. If you dont you will not like it!
I like mine whaaahoo!
#1231 of 1316 Re: 2012 Focus SEL [hackattack6]
Dec 20, 2012 (6:26 pm)
wish mine was that good, going back for 6th time tomorrow for more reprogramming, seems like I take it in the reprogram runs great for 2 weeks then it goes down hill from there, I get the whole transmission thing, but the shaking and shuddering and noise are just not normal, also I only get 27-29 MPG I I do mostly highway driving, going to be getting rid of this crap I cant keep taking it back every 2 weeks to get fixed, Its great for those that got the good ones but for those of us that got the lemons, not so great really disappointed in Ford and the fact that they cant fix this issue for all of us.
#1232 of 1316 Re: Front Suspension Clunk [gogophers1]
Dec 20, 2012 (6:34 pm)
I get that and the shudder, noise no power in turns etc, been reprogrammed 6 times giving up gong to trade it in this week I hope! Hate the car and every time they fix it it runs great for 2 weeks then its back to bad behavior. I also only get 27-29 MPG on mostly HWY driving, cant use the avg it shows you that's crap, have to do the math. Very disappointed bought car for gas mileage and it sucks.... Ford lied about that