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#10418 of 10833 Re: You won't regret it... [meg4]
Jan 18, 2008 (10:21 am)
Hi, I have a 2007 Turbo Outback and I have had the brakes looked at by the dealer twice because of the grinding noise I am getting. Both times they machined the rotors but said that there is still plenty of pad and that they are just noisy. I have also heard, through my car broker, that Subaru knows about this noise and has tried to fix the problem, but hasn't been able to yet. I would be interested to know if anyone out there has found a fix for the loud, grinding brake problem. Thanks.
#10419 of 10833 Re: Click sound at the first 20 feet [longman]
Jan 18, 2008 (10:51 am)
Same here, did not hear click as soon as tires began to role. Rather it was about the the end of the driveway, and more often than not, when I was turning the wheels.
I would take it to get checked especially if car is new. When I had my brakes lubed, he found that inside front of driver side was slightly seized.
I now make it yearly ritual...getting brakes cleaned and lubed....after every winter. Avoids noises, headaches, and long-term brake repaire costs from premature wear of pads and rotors.
#10420 of 10833 Re: You won't regret it... [5thmountain]
Jan 18, 2008 (4:42 pm)
No issues with my brakes, even using the car on the road course. I do get scraping/noise in the morning or after the car has been sitting, but that's normal for disc brakes.
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#10421 of 10833 Tires and VDC
Jan 21, 2008 (5:38 pm)
I have an 06 Outback and need to replace the tires. It came with Vrated, do I have to stay with those or would H be ok any difference in handleing? I've been reading a
lot of posts about VDC can it really make a dramatic improvement?
#10422 of 10833 Re: Tires and VDC [rebel71]
Jan 21, 2008 (6:19 pm)
I'd get anything rated at 100mph or higher, not sure of the rating system which lettter relates to that.
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#10423 of 10833 Re: Transmission Problem 06 Legacy GT Auto [skyking]
Jan 21, 2008 (7:49 pm)
I own an 05 Outback XT with the 5 speed automatic (same engine/transmission as your car). At about 10k miles I started experiencing this problem as well and it only got worse with time. At 30k I had the transmission replaced by the dealer. My car now has 42k miles and the problem has resurfaced a few thousand miles ago. Subaru of America does know what to do. The area rep even drove the car and stated that the shudder is "acceptable" and that they would not do anything more about it.
I'll be curious to find out what your experience has been since your posting.
Anybody else experiencing this problem?
#10424 of 10833 mild off road?
Jan 22, 2008 (6:34 am)
I am looking for some input on the utility of an Outback. I will probably buy used but would consider new if the price is right. The vast majority of my driving is city commuting but I do enjoy fishing and hunting. How would an Outback handle levee roads and sand/gravel roads in wildlife areas or National Forests in the pursuit of such activities. My alternative is a pick-up of SUV but I would prefer to avoid the gas costs for such a vehicle given 99% of my driving is in the city.
#10425 of 10833 Re: Tires and VDC [rebel71]
Jan 22, 2008 (8:50 am)
H rated tires are good for up to 129 MPH. Unless you have the turbo, your Outback can not even approach anywhere near that speed. So, H-rated should be just fine.
#10426 of 10833 Re: Transmission Problem 06 Legacy GT Auto [cef_xt]
Jan 22, 2008 (9:24 am)
Wow, ironic timing. I had my 06 3.0R in for this same issue in late December. It has 30 K on the odometer. The dealer finally has Subaru approval to put in a new transmission. Apparently remanufactured units are not available and God himself had to approve of a new transmission being pulled from the system. It should go in sometime next week.
When they drained my fluid it was as dark as oil. There was clearly something wrong. I am not encouraged by what your dealer is now telling you. I was under the impression that this 5 speed auto was nearly bulletproof. I hope I am not going through this again in 10K - 20K miles.
#10427 of 10833 Re: mild off road? [crs4_00]
Jan 22, 2008 (9:47 am)
Given good tires, the car should do quite well in those conditions.