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Does your Outback have a slight steering wheel shake at highway speeds

  • Yes: My 2010+ Outback has a slight steering wheel shake at highway speeds

    Votes: 146 36.9%
  • No: My 2010+ Outback does not have a slight steering wheel shake at highway speeds

    Votes: 250 63.1%

  • Total voters
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited by Moderator)
In order to satisfy two groups of people I’m creating this poll thread.

One group wishes to keep the “steering wheel shake” thread clean so that those with the problem can share information relating to the solution of the problem without having to wade through post after post of “mine is fine”, making it cumbersome to wade through all of the unrelated posts to find the ones that address the problem. Hopefully they can continue to use that thread to share what has and is being done to correct the problem.

The intention of this thread is to satisfy the other group of people that feel that a thread addressing that problem sends the wrong signal to perspective buyers that ALL or MOST Outback’s have this problem.

It is my hope that by doing this, the other thread can be kept clean, and that both threads will be useful to the community.

I would appreciate it if when voting in this poll you also include a comment listing the following information:
1) Year, Build date & model?
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no?
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it?
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle?

For those that have this problem, you can use your comment via the edit feature to update your car’s situation in one place. So if on the first visit nothing helped, and on the next visit they did something to help a little, all the progress can be found in one place for a particular car.

cobfreak has a summery spreadsheet on page 5 of this thread

Title and poll updated per OP's request. -AWDFTW
 

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1) Year, Build date & model? 2010 2.5i Premiere 6MT
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? No
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it?
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? Currently 1,200. Located in Colorado Springs, CO USA
 

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Discussion Starter #3
My Outback has the steering wheel shake problem, tracks poorly, and is bad in crosswinds.


1) 2010 2.5i Limited Build date 11/09
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? YES, Problem from day one.
3) It has been to the dealer (2 of them) 4 times. Allignment, new tires (michelen), wating for SOA to look at it.
4) I currently have 2,000 miles on it. I'm located in Central Illinois, USA
 

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1) Year, Build date & model? 2010 Outback Premium MT
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? No
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? N/A
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? Virginia ~6,000k miles
 

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1) Year, Build date & model? 11/09 (edit:confirmed date)
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? NO
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it?
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? CT, 5,000 miles
 

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1) Year, Build date & model? - 01/2010, 2010 Outback 3.6R Limited
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? - No
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? - N/A
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? - Oregon, 1200 miles.
 

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1) 2010 2.5i PZEV Build date 07/09
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? YES
3) It has been to the dealer (2 of them) 6 times.
4) Central Ontario, Canada. 11,000 km.
 

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1) Year, Build date & model? 07/09 - 2010 3.6R Limited
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? No
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? N/A
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? Maryland 10,800 miles
 

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1) Year, Build date & model - 2010 2.5i Ltd, Date 07/09
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? NO
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? - N/A
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? - Baltimore, Maryland. 6500 miles.
 

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1) Year, Build date & model - 2010 Outback 2.5i Limited
Build date: December 2009
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? NO
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? - N/A
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? - Pittsburgh, PA / 500 miles
 

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1) Year, Build date & model? 2010, 01/10, 3.6R Limited
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? No
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? N/A
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? Surrey, BC, Canada, 550 km (343 miles)
 

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1) Year, Build date & model? 2010, 08/09 & 6MT Premium
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? Yes
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it?
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? NJ- 5150
 

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I've had two 2010 Outbacks, so I'll post on both of them.

1) Year, Build date & model? 2010, 09/09 2.5i Premium CVT
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? No
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? N/A
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? MN - Traded for 6MT after 1600 miles

1) Year, Build date & model? 2010, 12/09 2.5i Premium 6MT
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? YES
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? Waiting until first oil change at 3750 miles
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? Minnesota - 3000 miles

EDIT 4/4/2010-I'd like to change my vote to YES on my for my 6MT. I spent a lot of time on the freeway today, and my car has definitely developed the shake. It is fairly mild compared to what most people describe, but it is certainly there.
 

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1) Year, Build date & model? 9/09 build date
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? no
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it?
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? Seattle, WA 4k
 

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1) Year, Build date & model - 2010 Outback 2.5i premium PZEV
Build date: November 2009
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? NO
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? - N/A
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? - Toronto, ON/ 600 miles
 

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1) Year, Build date & model - 2010 Outback 2.5i Premium CVT
Build date: October 2009
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? No
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? - N/A
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? - Arkansas / 6800 miles
 

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1) Year, Build date & model? 11/09 - 2010 2.5i Premium Legacy
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? No
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? N/A
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? NC, 1500 miles
 

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1) Year, Build date & model - 2010 Outback 3.6R Limited
Build date: January 2010
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? NO
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? - N/A
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? - Chicago, IL 380 miles
 

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1) Year, Build date & model - 2010, Build date 11/09, 2.5i Outback Limited
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? NO
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? - N/A
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? - Albuquerque, NM, 1530 miles.

Based on when I got it off the truck, I expect it was built at the very end of the month.
 

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1) Year, Build date & model? 2010 2.5i Premium PZEV CVT build date 08/2009
2) If a problem is evident, yes or no? NO
3) If there is a problem, what measures have been taken by dealer to alleviate it? NA
4) Location and current mileage of vehicle? Garage, just kidding... Southern California 8K miles
 
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