Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Downingtown, Pa
Car: 2000 Outback Limited Sedan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i'd say completely normal, as my automatic transmission also has a case of automaticdownsyndrome. It never knows which gear to choose, and going up hills it will shift into a higher gear instead of a lower gear, then shift down, then back up, then down two gears, then up again. sometimes it will slam into gear meaning it will jerk pretty hard. This usually happens with me if i only pause at a stop sign and try to accelerate hard but it stays in 2nd/3rd gear when i want it in first. Hope this helps. Oh btw, this is normal of any Subaru automatic transmission to my knowledge, my moms 07 Forrester does the same thing to me. I think they're trannies suck in general, just my opinion. The auto's computers suck, and the manuals clutches burn up fast.
Oh well, thats only one thing they didnt do right.