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Got my letter that Subaru of Canada decided to extend the CVT warranty to 10 years 160k kms.
Took them a while to follow the SOA decision. (100,000 miles US)
 

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Got my letter that Subaru of Canada decided to extend the CVT warranty to 10 years 160k kms. Took them a while to follow the SOA decision.
me too and I am very glad that they take this decision. We are living on the same continent, but were treated different :-D
 

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Haven’t seen a thing from SCI...yet. ...found out it covers my model...I am about to have my propeller shaft replaced. Too bad that isn’t part of this extension...
 

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That's good to hear. I haven't received a letter yet. Can anyone share a link?

I'm only at about 64,500 kms but was planning to drain/fill the CVT myself next summer at around it's 5th year anniversary (bought it new summer 2013 and have not changed the fluid yet). Now that I'm hearing about this extended warranty I'm wondering if I should instead have the dealer do it, just in case it craps out in the future and they blame me for not changing it out properly. My local dealer does not inspire confidence and neither do the ones that are 50-75 clicks away. Maybe I should try a local independent shop that at least allows me to watch while they do the work.

What would you guys do? Opinions welcome. Thanks
 

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Since we have had the car I have had the tranny fluid done twice. With the problems that could arise my preventative maintenance will be to do this every couple of years...especially now that I am putting on almost 1,000 km a week. remember...it doesn’t all come out as some is left in the torque converter and other nooks and crannies.
 

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Moved thread from gen4
as this is on 2010-15 CVTs. including 2015 US Canada model year H6/H4....and not just 2010-14 H4 CVT.

edit2: then moved it to the Canada section. (maybe better then just getting buried under regular sections).

160,000 kms = 99,419 miles. (if one is comparing subaru of canada to subaru of america limits).
and here is the big regular thread:
http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/66-problems-maintenance/429481-cvt-warranty-extension-2010-15-a.html


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https://www.subaru.ca/WebPage.aspx?WebSiteID=282&WebPageID=21809



November 2017:

The Subaru philosophy and brand statement, “Confidence in Motion,” speaks to who we are, what we believe and where we intend to go. Not coincidentally, it also speaks to who our customers are and why they choose to drive a Subaru — it unites them with all members of the Subaru team and everyone who has a stake in our brand. Confidence has been a key ingredient in every Subaru model ever built and the meaning behind our brand promise “Confidence in Motion” is and has always been the heart and soul of our company.

With this philosophy in mind, we have implemented a CVT Warranty Enhancement Program on certain 2010 to 2015 model year vehicles for a period of 10 years/160,000km's (whichever comes first) from the date it was sold to the first retail purchaser at an authorized Subaru Dealer in Canada.

If your covered vehicle already exceeds 160,000 km as of December 1, 2017, the CVT Warranty Enhancement Program will continue to cover your transmission with unlimited mileage until December 1, 2018.

Terms and Conditions of the Warranty Enhancement Program:

The Enhancement Program is effective immediately and requires no action on your part.

All other warranty terms, limitations and conditions listed in your Warranty/Maintenance and Roadside Assistance Booklet apply, including the automatic transfer of the program to any new owners of your vehicle.

The Warranty Enhancement Program does not limit or restrict coverage for vehicles within the original 3 year/60,000 Complete Vehicle Warranty, 5 year/100,000 km Major Component Warranty, or vehicles currently covered by a Subaru Protection Plan.
 

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That's good to hear. I haven't received a letter yet. Can anyone share a link?

I'm only at about 64,500 kms but was planning to drain/fill the CVT myself next summer at around it's 5th year anniversary (bought it new summer 2013 and have not changed the fluid yet). Now that I'm hearing about this extended warranty I'm wondering if I should instead have the dealer do it, just in case it craps out in the future and they blame me for not changing it out properly. My local dealer does not inspire confidence and neither do the ones that are 50-75 clicks away. Maybe I should try a local independent shop that at least allows me to watch while they do the work.

What would you guys do? Opinions welcome. Thanks
Agree with you I had the same intention but with the Canadian cvt maintenance recommendation at 100,000 km better off going to the dealer and get it from them even if it’s more expensive . You should use their cvt fluid and this is what is costly . I am doing my oil change by myself with a quick-valve and buying my filter from the dealership to have a paper trace and getting my oil when it’s 50% off at CT now 85,000km . I will have it done only for the cvt and differentials just before the 100,000km and ask for an inspection before the end of the 5 year warranty. Just if there some gasket leak or else ...Did you watch how you do it on YouTube ? Touchy and the saving are if you use valvoline cvt oil and have à clean environment cvt are sensitives to contaminants...
 

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Got my letter last friday for the extended warranty.

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Agree with you I had the same intention but with the Canadian cvt maintenance recommendation at 100,000 km better off going to the dealer and get it from them even if it’s more expensive . You should use their cvt fluid and this is what is costly . I am doing my oil change by myself with a quick-valve and buying my filter from the dealership to have a paper trace and getting my oil when it’s 50% off at CT now 85,000km . I will have it done only for the cvt and differentials just before the 100,000km and ask for an inspection before the end of the 5 year warranty. Just if there some gasket leak or else ...Did you watch how you do it on YouTube ? Touchy and the saving are if you use valvoline cvt oil and have à clean environment cvt are sensitives to contaminants...
Hi Marc,

Looks like we are doing exactly the same thing. I too get my oil filters from the dealer for the paper trail and I also buy Mobil 1 when it's on sale at CT. Oh, and I also replaced the drain plug with a Fumoto valve which I assume is the same idea as your "quick-valve". So easy to change engine oil on these FB25 engines!

I also agree that I should get the CVT & diffs drained/filled at a Subie dealer but I don't have one that I can say I trust 100%. It's not so much the $$ I worry about, it's the competence of the techs that will do the work. Are you in Montreal per chance? If yes, is there a Subie dealer there that you trust? I'll be going there sometime before my 5 year anniversary so I would be happy to go to a dealer there if I got some positive feedback from someone. Merci!
 

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@ augermarc: I just saw that you are in the Saguenay so I guess you won't be able to help me with a dealer recommendation in Montreal!

To folks in Montreal or in southern Ontario: any dealer recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
 

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I am from Saguenay but many members are from the Montreal region as you can see on this thread. Vasiok,Vwluca and i know NerdyGuy and LuciferUPNorth who are from the south Shore Brossard ? Anyway the mechanics from the dealer are certified and fully equipped...You can ask them if they get a good service but we never know which mechanics is going to do the job in the shop... this is really basic stuff ...i would worry more for a major fix like the torque converter repair ...but for this kind of job ... I am really confident having any dealer do it. The biggest in Montreal is John Scotty Subaru and they a well quoted for the sales but I don’t know for the service. Regards ...
 

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Nice! Thanks for this. I just bought a used '12 with 93k so I fall well within the limit, and I confirmed it on subaru.ca. Didn't even know about this until I saw the post. Cheers!
 
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