Last post on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:54 PM
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#13 of 22 Auto Transmission TSB reprogram
Feb 24, 2013 (8:13 am)
Can anyone tell me what the TSB number is for the 2011 Fiesta auto transmission reprogram? I went to my dealer the other day and he searched under the VIN # of my car and couldn't find anything.
Thank you in advance.
#14 of 22 Re: Auto Transmission TSB reprogram [obkt]
Feb 25, 2013 (9:35 am)
I'm not sure exactly which TSB to reference, as there are several TSBs that affect the A/T based on the symptoms involved. That said, there is a fairly comprehensive list of TSBs for the Fiesta at Fiesta Faction, as well as an active community of owners that may be able to assist. Unfortunately, the community of Fiesta owners here is not nearly so active, and I can only talk to myself so much before people might well be justified in their thinking that I am crazy.
#15 of 22 Re: Auto Transmission TSB reprogram [xwesx]
Feb 25, 2013 (11:00 am)
Thank you for your response. I did find a TSB that was titled "Harsh first to second shift", or something like that, on the internet but the outfit that had it wanted $20 for the full information, and I presume the TSB number.
The dealer put the VIN for my car in the computer and couldn't come up with any TSB that described a Harsh Shift. I found that odd.
Anyway, thank you again. I'll keep sniffing around.
#17 of 22 Auto Transmission Reprogram
Dec 12, 2012 (6:41 pm)
I have been told that there is a computer program upgrade for the Fiesta auto trans to aid in it's low speed shifting. I'm also told the change is covered under a TSB so there would be no charge for the upgrade. Has anyone had this done? Is it worth a trip to the dealer?
#18 of 22 Re: Auto Transmission Reprogram [obkt]
Dec 13, 2012 (3:12 pm)
My mother had it done on her 2011 Fiesta last August and it definitely helped.
#19 of 22 Re: Auto Transmission Reprogram [obkt]
Jan 10, 2013 (1:38 pm)
I to had this problem and the Dealer re programed the trans and now its much,much better.
#20 of 22 Re: Auto Transmission Reprogram [explorerx4]
Feb 22, 2013 (4:56 am)
Do you have a number for the TSB? My dealer couldn't find it when he searched under the VIN # for my car. Thank you in advance.
#21 of 22 Works but . . .
Jun 03, 2013 (6:09 am)
I had my Fiesta transmission controller reprogrammed a few months ago and while it did help the shuddering going into 2nd gear, it didn't completely solve the issue. Once the car has been driven for an extended time at a steady speed (highway speeds), coming to a stop and then accelerating back to speed will cause the transmission to slip (or shudder) as it up-shifts to second. There is still a definite issue with the way the transmission operates mechanically / electronically with its clutches.
#22 of 22 My 2013 Fiesta Horror Story
Oct 14, 2013 (2:54 pm)
In March I purchased the 2013 Ford Fiesta Sedan and nothing it has been nothing but a problem since that day. It is currently at ford (almost two weeks now) on a "simple job that would take three days". The car started making all kinds of noise when you turned on the AC and would start to jerk after only a week. I went to ford and was told if something was wrong the whole car would shut down. So I took their word for it, needless to say 6 1/2 months after purchasing the car the problem only got worse , it stalled longer, made horrible knocking sounds while you were driving. This is my first brand new car and this is just not what I was expecting (since I'm driving a car that guzzles gas from the rental car company)-_-