2nd gear issue; 2012 GT500.
I have read as many threads as I am able to find here and curious if anyone else has / had something similar to me.
1st noticed when I drove to Carlisle PA to the Ford Nationals. After a long drive - couple hours on the hwy, I was not able to get into 2nd gear downshifting from 3rd in traffic. Was like it was not there; no where to go to.
It is a scary thing when downshifting in traffic and can't get to 2nd.
Eventually 2nd is found (after sitting at a dead stop for a few minutes) but it was mushy (for lack of a better description) and I could slush into 2nd gear from a dead stop. After the car cooled off when I got to the hotel all was fine. (had to do a beer run)
Happened again this past weekend when I went for a couple hour drive and once again found traffic and was unable to get into 2nd gear. Had to use brakes from 3rd. Can get to 2nd from 1st when starting from a dead stop and is slushy (definitely the shift to 2nd does not feel 'normal').
Once again after stop and go traffic for a few miles was able to use the slushy 2nd gate.
I really don't get it, and this only happens after a long drive and (IMO & best guess) there is significant heat from all the moving internals for the extended period.
Not 100% sure this will be fixed with a replacement shifter and curious if this occurrence is mine alone.
If you had similar, please reply and what did you do to fix.
Not sure if I should try calling FoMoCo direct to ask, as I am pretty confident the dealer will not find or duplicate. I will not leave my car for LONG drive to see if they can duplicate.
2012 Shelby GT500 perf white, SVT PP (SVT Track Pack), Electronics Package, Borla exhaust, Blue Airaid Synthamax Air Filter, BIRTHDATE 05/23/2011
2003 Mach1 DSG (1of1595) IUP, MGW black locking fuel door, sequential flashers, K&N, Mach1 scuff plates, ID tags, MRT shifter, Borla cat back, Steeda full length subframe connectors, 3pt STB, AFS black chrome Mach1 Heritage 17 x 9 & 17 x 10.5 shoes, MRT hood struts.
BIRTHDATE - 04/09/2003