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Ford Smax Ecoboost erratic gear shifts only in Drive mode

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Ford Smax 2.0 Ecoboost (2010) with Powershit DCT. Drives perfectly in manual mode but when driven in Drive (Automatic) mode it can shift gear erratically and some times changes gear with rev flare too.
I have had Transmission Limited function warning a few times, each time the warning clears by turning the engine off then back on.
I have had the ATF and filter changed three months ago and have also had the TCM/PCM firmware upgraded. The issues with Drive mode existed before these were changed and remains after the change.
What could the fault be ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
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