Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Easton PA
Car: 2013 Outback Limited - Cyprus Green
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the replies...
Yes, the Subaru Dealer is calling the local rep to see if any assistance can be provided by Subaru.
Yes, I actually called several transmission shops and got the same response. Subaru Outbacks and Legacy CVT transmissions have known issues and one place already replaced 2 this month so far. Obviously a quality issue.
My 2 cents...
Yup 30,000 miles out of warranty and the only way to tell if there is an issue is sound. For all I know this started over 30,000 miles ago and I just didn't notice it or it was so small that I didn't hear it.
What I do know is I never thought that a component failure before 100K miles would result in a price tag of half the cars value to fix it. Never happened with any other car I have owned. In addition, there is no fix for it other than a full replacement of the component and that should be unacceptable in anyone's definition of quality or reliability. Poor design costs passed to the customer. So now I'm burning oil (BTW a class action suit against Subaru) and changing a tranny.
No I didn't get the extended warranty and frankly I don't remember being asked. Here is another way companies suck the money from he public. Rather than stand behind their product, they ask for more money for extra protection and then we will help you. Really!!! This isn't right.
I don't expect much from Subaru and I'll assume that I'll need to go after market or rebuilt for the replacement. But I'll tell you what. I'll never buy another Subaru again and I'll tell each and every person that I know that is considering a Subaru my story. Hopefully when it starts to hit the bottom line at Subaru (BTW, predictive reliability scores in Consumer reports mag is showing Outbacks moving down) then maybe they will do something.