2011 OB 2.5 Premium w/6 spd CVT
.........Looks to me that the revised TSB 10-48-10 released today (Feb. 3, 2011) brings the major modifications of the steering system. The new steering column, redesigned lower steering control arms, bunch of new bushings, revised installation of steering rack spring seat. Seems like a real possibilty of Subaru getting the fix right.
Check the thread devoted to this issue http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/104-gen-4-2010-present/31638-ob-lane-wandering.htmlI have a new 2011 Subaru outback 2.5i limited(1000 miles) and although the steering wheel does not vibrate the car sways side to side like its on ice if I drive over 65-70mph. I have replaced the crappy tires that came on the car with bridgestone blizzacks ( I live in SNOW in Tahoe) and the problem has not changed any suggestions?????
I just dont understand how one could be in the market for a Subaru after reading about the shake issue!!! There are plenty of cars out there to choose from why even take the chance on an Outback ? The more I read on this forum the farther I drift away from this car. I get really aggrivated reading about dealer "non response" to the issue. Tires,rfb's, balancing, all bs. There is a design flaw in this car,stay away, save yourself from potential insanity.:gasp:Being in the market for a 2011 Outback Premium with sunroof, are all these cars affected by the vibration problems mentioned above, or does it just affect certain models. Much as I love the new OB I dont want one that has problems right from the start.
...well...it didn't affect every car that came out...some people really love Subaru vehicles...and they have the issue solved now so it's not a problem...accept for those who are still dealing with it.I just dont understand how one could be in the market for a Subaru after reading about the shake issue!!! There are plenty of cars out there to choose from why even take the chance on an Outback ? The more I read on this forum the farther I drift away from this car. I get really aggrivated reading about dealer "non response" to the issue. Tires,rfb's, balancing, all bs. There is a design flaw in this car,stay away, save yourself from potential insanity.:gasp:
Take the tires, if it solves the problem you're done until your lease is up. When you're lease is up ask for a heavily discounted 2014 for everything you went through.I posted quite awhile ago about shaking issues and dealer problems. I have had both TSBs performed and the problem nearly went away. Well its back, except not only is the vibration back the car is also thumping. The dealer, after a battle, admitted the front tires were cupping. We run snows in the winter so there isnt many miles on the OEM tires. The dealer rotated the tires and the thumping is gone in the front but it is now present in the back, go figure. I have been in contact with SOA again and they have agreed to replace the tires with the exact same ones, or they will give me $1000.00, I can sign a release and go away. I keep mentioning " Buy Back" and keep being ignored. My lease is up in about a year. What do I do??? I dont think a Subaru is going to be my choice again which is to bad because my wife loves the car in the snow. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks JMM
Just out of curiosity what is the build date on your car? The design issue was solved by early 2011 production. The TSB is posted in this thread...I put up the entire document years back when I had this issue with my first gen4. It was so long ago that I don't remember the actual number but the dealer gave me the full TSB Document so I digitized it and posted it.Hi There
I just bought a 2011 Outback with 100K rKm four months ago and it turned out to have the vibration issue. I had to go to my dealer several times, but eventually they acknowledged that my car had the vibration as described in the TSB and fixed it. I would continue to push Subaru as this a known design issue, regardless if it's over the 100K. You shouldn't have to get an extended warranty for them to fix it.