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Was the rear diff. used as a lifting point for the tire change ?

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1.48 million F-150s recalled for a transmission defect.
A pin on the shift lever was lacking a proper retainer pin.

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It needs a new diff and other assorted trans parts. 8k mi.... So much for Subaru reliability. Very disappointed.
I assume they're fixing it under warranty...
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Low mileage is exactly when defects like to show themselves. No cause for alarm.
Yes this is very often the case.
Working in the parts dept. at a Toyota dealer I get first hand experience of all the warranty parts and recall and TSB issues. It dumbfounds me the sheer quantity of parts being replaced due to poor design or improper manufacturing. And this is Toyota!
Itís prevalent across the industry and in fact their is a shortage of technicians to handle all of the recalls industry wide and its growing.
I wouldnít be concerned with the diff failing. It happens. You should see how many Highlander couplings Iíve tossed out. We have 2 guys who literally work 5 days a week replacing rusted frames on various pickups and SUVís because Toyota never adequately corrosion proofed. I will say though that is extremely impressive to watch.
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Or all the crv owners stuck with faulty fuel systems with gasoline tainted oil.
Yes-but it IS an indication of quality control. The valve spring recall disaster is another indication. And there is a relationship between quality and reliability. I think Subaru reliability across most models is good- but not great, and QA issues are a key factor.

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Was the rear diff. used as a lifting point for the tire change ?
From what I remember the rear differential is the recommended jack point for the rear.
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Yes-but it IS an indication of quality control. The valve spring recall disaster is another indication. And there is a relationship between quality and reliability. I think Subaru reliability across most models is good- but not great, and QA issues are a key factor.

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So what you're saying is you'd like a 30k Subaru to cost 70k+ so that each part and be xrayed and/or magnafluxed so failures are reduced.
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Have a browse around this site. Every manufacturer is having issues and not enough qualified techs to keep up.

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I can relate to Subaru quality problems. My 2015 2.5 Outback has had following warranty work: I am on my third dashboard and third driver panel due to quality issues, rear hatch failed to open, blown fuse, left front axle replaced, drive shaft replaced, high speed vibration that canít be resolved even with new tires and wheels. Interesting though, my wifeís 2016 Forester has not had one problem. Is it the difference that Outbacks are built in US and the previygeneration Foresters were built in Japan?
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Yes-but it IS an indication of quality control. The valve spring recall disaster is another indication. And there is a relationship between quality and reliability. I think Subaru reliability across most models is good- but not great, and QA issues are a key factor.

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We have one guy only so far working on the valve spring issue. Heís young and a real good tech but on one he had to drop the motor a second time due a noise that would only happen after the motor had run for like 45 minutes or more. He wasnít the only one experiencing this problem.
I doubt Subaru makes their own valve springs. Unfortunate and expensive supplier blunder.

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