Smooth Braking/Brake modulation

Discussion in 'Issues, Repairs, Warranty, TSB, Recalls' started by mike, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Gray Horizons Helicopter

    Gray Horizons Helicopter Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure you're lumping everyone else onto my back because you think I'm an easier target. You'll likely find others fit your description more than me.
     
  2. mike

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    A few people have. there is a thread or some comments in a thread. Happens on mine sometimes. Not taking it in because it is so inconsistent and impossible to consistently replicate.
     
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    Just following up.

    I had my dealer appointment this morning.
    I even wrote a nice note for the technician describing the issues. The braking/modulation, and clunk going from reverse to drive.

    Right away he looked at the odometer, and told me that it was still "learning"
    He said it can take up to 5000 miles, or sometimes more depending on use.
    Mine only had 2400

    Like others have mentioned here. It is NOT learning about you the driver and your habits, but the computer is learning about the characteristics of that particular transmission unit.
    The service guy said that until it was fully adapted, it would shift hard occasionally and not be totally smooth until it fully adapted.

    So he said it wasn't worth leaving the truck as there was likely nothing wrong.
    We went for a short drive, and he said it felt just fine to him and very similar to the F150s with the same transmission.

    I kinda get the adaptive thing.
    The analogy I thought about was the smart thermostats (nest) that learn how long your house and AC/furnace take to heat up and cool down, so it can turn on and off in anticipation of a temperate schedule you set up.

    I'll just learn to drive a little smoother/mellower and hopefully the truck will do the same.
     
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    I have had the clunk/bang into drive before a couple of times too. Thanks for posting your experience with the dealership.
     
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    I've been keeping an eye on my truck's shifting behavior when stopping and noticed it doesnt shift down into 1st until the last minute. I'm able to smooth brake fairly easily due to this.
     
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    yup...no issue with smooth braking.
     
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    The "Still learning" excuse sounds like bullshit to me. What happens when you change the battery, does it have to re-learn for another 5000 miles? My truck has 14K miles on it now, and it shifted like a bucking bronco until they did the TSB... I think there's likely a software fix for yours that your dealer is trying to wait you out of.

    I'd keep complaining, tell them you don't feel like it's safe (it's really not if it's behaving like that). There's a lawsuit currently for the F150 describing loss of power, inconsistent power, slipping, clunking, etc.

    I would also put in a call to Ford Corporate Customer Care as things have a tendency to move along once they get involved.
     

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