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Have a 2011 Outback no longer under the bumper to bumper warranty (38.5k miles). I've decided the shaking at high speeds (> 75 mph), needs to be corrected.

Does anyone have a ballpark idea of what this would cost out of pocket if Subaru won't cover it ??? For example, how many hours of labor are they charging back to Subaru? I'd imagine the parts are a small percentage of the cost, but if anyone can give a ROM cost on those, I'd appreciate it also.

Thanks,

TS
 

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I has wagons.
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If it is eligible for a TSB, there should not be a cost to you.
 

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Will a dealership near you Goodwill the repair? Never hurts to ask..
 

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There have been related discussions, as well as posting of the relevant TSBs (which have warranty labor times indicated) that might be of help.

See, for example,

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...ow-tsb-performed.html?highlight=vibration+TSB

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...d-i-expect-after.html?highlight=vibration+TSB

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/108-steering-wheel-shake-issues/28545-tsb-05-48-10-revision.html

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...issues/31271-finally-shakes-fix-released.html

And there might be further links within these.

Looks as if it might be in the $2000 range.

Note: Whereas a mandated "recall" remains in place for all affected vehicles for an extended period (if not for the life of the car), TSBs are not necessarily recalls and and do not necessarily involve extended coverage. Some, such as the 2005-6 rear wheel bearing TSB, did extend the warranty on the bearings. But most TSBs, including the vibration-related ones for the 4th Gen. OBs, so far, do not. This, of course, does not preclude the possibility that, past the standard car warranty, the dealer and/or Subaru might offer to help with the cost, but this is not a certainty.
 

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I'd contact your dealer and/or SOA and see if they will help with the cost. Many OEM's will goodwill these kinds of things if just outside of warranty.
 
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