I have a 2012 Subaru outback Diesel, 2 year old and has done less than 49KHi all,
New here. Was wondering if any other turbo diesel Outback owners have experienced clutch issues. Slipping when cold, throw out bearing noise etc???
Going through exactly the same problem myself - 50,000 miles (three years old) and the clutch is deceased, had to be towed home - local garage have just advised me that the fly wheel looks faulty - I've been complaining to the Subaru dealer for about two years and they've fobbed me off every time. Like you, I've been driving extensively for nearly 30 years now and have never, ever had a problem with a clutch & so I am sure it is not my driving style. The biggest issue I now have is that I'm one week past the warranty certificate - guess I have to shout very loud if I'm going to be taken seriously!I have a 2012 Subaru outback Diesel, 2 year old and has done less than 49K
the clutch started to slip, producing burning fumes and the gear would not change easily from 1 to 2 or 2to 3. My car was not drivable and had to be towed back to the repair centre. The Subaru Service center advised me that 99% of the time this would be treated as "wear and tear" rather than "warranty repair". Approx $4,000 cost to fix the clutch and the Flywheel.
I cannot believe this!!! 2 year old car that was purchased brand new and has done less than 49K to have a complete clutch Failure! Surely the cost of the repair should be categorised as "warranty Repair" NOT "retail repair". I should not be paying for this. I have driven manual gear cars for over 20 years and never had a clutch damage.