Ford Data recorder for transmission
Months ago I filled out a ford survey and mentioned how good the EB3.5 was but how it had a couple vibration areas as well mentioned about how sometimes under certain circumstances the transmission downshifts with a thud that's alarming and made me worry about long term reliability. on 2-19-16 two ford engineers called me to discuss what was happening and they were mostly interested in the sudden downshift thud that seems to only happen when you slow, not stop, then turn sharply uphill. This probably does not happen to everyone but its very hilly where I live and this is a regular occurrence here. the conversation lasted about 15 mins I told them how I buy a new car almost every year for the last 15 years and every one has a survey but this was the first one that anyone from the manufacturer had contacted me in response. I also told them how I am impressed with the engine and how it reminds me of my BMW 3.0 inline 6 turbo save the 43 MPH vibration under acceleration. they asked if they could put a data recorder on my van for a week or so and hit a button when something happens with a 30 second before or after parameter, I agreed. last monday 2-29-16, My local dealership asked me to drop by so they could put the recorder on my truck. I have been driving it around and hit the "Jeopardy button" probably over 30 times now. Tomorrow is one week with the devise on.