Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Eastern Long Island, NY
Re: The TSB 10B15 Transmission Fix
Being new to automatics, having driven manuals for 35 years, I haven't noted the nuances you describe. I can tell you that when I bought my Fusion, the first thing I said was, "This car shifts way sooner than I would if it were a manual", and none of this with any consistency. My care is always relatively warm as it is garaged, and when I start it up I don't move out until the engine slows down (I'd say about a minute or so). As time progressed, I noticed downshifts occurring at what I considered odd times, and a definite hesitation whenever I gunned it. By contrast, now I am hearing and feeling what I expect when I expect it (again based on my experience driving manuals). I know this is not nearly as technically specific as your questions, but I hope it's of some help.
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