Finicky Ford Focus

Some 2013 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with a DPS6 transmission and built on or before 3-23-2013 may exhibit a repeated clicking noise from the transmission after opening the driver’s door and/or using the key fob to unlock the door, prior to starting the engine after the vehicle has been stationary for longer than 30 minutes.

Reprogram the PCM/TCM to the latest calibration using IDS release 84.01 and higher. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.

Advise the customer that this vehicle is equipped with an adaptive transmission shift strategy which allows the vehicle’s computer to learn the transmission’s unique parameters and improve shift quality. When the adaptive strategy is reset, the computer will begin a re-learning process. This re-learning process may result in firmer than normal upshifts and downshifts for several days.

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