Well, he said he went to the dealer. Seems to me their records would show low CVT fluid, added 6 qts.... And maybe overfilled engine. So yeah, good luck.Whoa, what happened to Goldwing's thread? Good luck collecting on that one - although, now that the thread is gone...
This TSB appears to affect 2015 Legacys and Outbacks and both the TR580 and TR690 CVTs, but we don't know yet about other model years. The full TSB will include that information.CVT Warranty Extension
In the interest of customer satisfaction, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is extending the New Car Limited Powertrain Warranty coverage for the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) on the above listed models and model years from the original five (5) years or sixty thousand (60,000) miles (whichever comes first) to ten (10) years or one-hundred thousand (100,000) miles (whichever comes first). This change is not in response to any specific condition, rather it is to provide customers with added assurance regarding the function and overall performance of their CVT. Additionally, vehicles which are more than ten (10) years old or beyond one-hundred thousand (100,000) miles at the time customer notification letters are mailed are being offered additional coverage for a period of one-year from the date of the customer notification letters. A copy of the customer letter is attached to this bulletin as reference.
2010-15 Legacy/ Outback 2.5L NA CVT
2015 Legacy/ Outback 3.6L NA CVT
2012-15 Impreza 2.0L NA CVT
2013-15 Crosstrek 2.0L NA CVT
2014-15 Crosstrek Hybrid CVT
2014-15 Forester 2.5L NA CVT
2014-15 Forester 2.0L Turbo CVT
2015 WRX 2.0L Turbo CVT
Doesn't matter - not needed, nor do you actually need the letter now that they're being sent out.No such letter for my '15 H6 yet.
Change was between Gen 4 and Gen 5, so years 2015+ have same transmission. I don't think that this extension has anything to do with which actual CVT is in there... perhaps Subaru is hoping that some people with 2016+ might buy the extended warrantyWas there a mechanical change for the 2016 and forward CVT transmissions that makes them different or less problematic than the earlier transmissions? Just wondering...
Interesting marketing concept.Change was between Gen 4 and Gen 5, so years 2015+ have same transmission. I don't think that this extension has anything to do with which actual CVT is in there... perhaps Subaru is hoping that some people with 2016+ might buy the extended warranty
... or it could be that the Subaru CVTs have proven to be so reliable in the field that they calculate the marketing benefits of a 100,000 mile transmission warranty far exceed the incremental cost of a small increase in warranty claims. There are many possible explanations, and I'm sure the folks at Subaru thought long and hard about it.They have either noticed that people are dumping them around 60k miles, due to concerns of CVT longevity, or there's an actual issue that they wanted to be sure to have covered.