Updating transmission software

This website provides information to California consumers that can be used to alleviate the problems they may be experiencing with their 2011 or 2016 Focus, and/or legal remedies available to them under the California lemon law.

On the newer Ford Focus, Power Shift automatic transmission problems (this is actually an electronically shifting/ controlled dry clutch gearbox) have been found to occur.

For example, press [5] key for "5k Hz Up", or press [0], [5] keys for "5k Hz Down".

Jeep Cherokee transmission problems and owner complaints on 2014 - 2016 model years.

And more importantly, can you install the updates on your own or do you have to go to your dealer?

If you do not want to lose user data, save the data using the latest version Radio Control Program ARCP-590 (Ver.2.02) before updating the firmware and write the data back after updating the firmware.These transmissions are known to have an internal seal(s) that leak oil from the gearbox case onto the shifting clutches, thus causing transmission operational problems, as well as transmission "tear-downs" and major internal parts replacements.Ford Motor Company, and its authorized Ford dealers are aware of the various problem(s) of certain VIN # 2011 - 2016 model-year Ford Focus's.Unless something is not working correctly or you need the update in order to fix the car or get newer equipment to work, you won’t need this kind of upgrade.In fact, BMW recommends against it unless absolutely necessary, and we agree due to potential complications and risks.