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#490 of 587 Re: Outback 2011 Transmission issue [molderb]
Oct 12, 2011 (7:18 am)
I have had the same issue!!! I called Subaru Corporate over 140 times, I talked to Deloria Marshall.... 1-800-782-2783. I think she went to school to learn how to NOT help people, she is worthless!! But I called so many times she finally had no choice. They did fix it, I had to threaten with Lemon Law.
Your transmission is screwed up and they need to fix it!!!! Stay on it!
This is my third Subaru and my last, I will never own another Subi in my lifetime. Buick is supposed to come out with an AWD Wagon.
#491 of 587 Re: Outback 2011 Transmission issue [anemone]
Oct 12, 2011 (7:55 am)
So, what was done in order to fix it? I mean, other than the myriad phone calls, etc.
#492 of 587 Re: Outback 2011 Transmission issue [anemone]
Oct 13, 2011 (2:25 pm)
what did they do to fix it?? i was given a 7yr warranty. i'd like more info. to go back to them with. i still have the bump!
#493 of 587 need to buy a new transmission
Nov 07, 2011 (4:51 pm)
So my transmission has gone and I need to order a new one, I was looking online and I found descriptions of a transmission " 2002 SUBARU IMPREZA Transmission - Automatic Transmission, 2.5L, Outback & TS" I will call the company to confirm that it matches but I wanted a 2nd opinion on if the transmissions for the legacy and outback 2002 are the same?
Thanks for help in advance
#494 of 587 Re: need to buy a new transmission [blundercrush]
Nov 08, 2011 (8:48 am)
Yes, they all use the same 4EAT. The primary difference may be the speedometer calibration, so as long as you make sure to hang onto your current transmission and swap everything out between the two (wiring harness, etc), you should be good to go with your replacement.
#495 of 587 Subaru Outback transmission problem
Nov 12, 2011 (8:58 pm)
It seems this is a common problem. My new Outback lurches when you slow almost to a stop and then accelerate. It's a 3.6 liter engine with 5-speed automatic transmission. This is just WRONG for a new car with under 500 miles on it. Any suggestions on how best to get this fixed? Others have reported similar problems with their transmissions, but no one reports success getting a fix from Subaru. I hope it's because, once fixed, no one comes back to this forum!
#496 of 587 Re: Subaru Outback transmission problem [fordh8r]
Nov 13, 2011 (3:40 am)
My husband found a site for subaru technical updates and we had it applied at the dealer yesterday (2011 outback limited 3.6). I will have to see if it fixed the problem or not. I have had the jerking since the day I bought the car. This is my third visit with the issue. I wanted to take it in sooner, before my husband found the technical bulletins but subaru and the dealer told me there was no fix and ignored my problem. Corporate did give a free gold package after several phonecalls. I can get back to you with the version of that fix.
Funny thing, in the mail also yesterday I recieved a letter from Kimmel & Silverman of lemonlaw.com saying that many subaru owners have contacted them with the same issue. They are offering means of compensation.
#497 of 587 Re: Subaru Outback transmission problem [fordh8r]
Nov 13, 2011 (5:11 am)
I had exactly the same problem with my new Legacy.
After reading the posts on this site when I took my car into the local dealership for its 7500 miles service I described the problem. They test drove it, verified the problem, and quote 'reprogrammed the transmission computer back to factory setting'. This immediately and complete fixed the problem. There was no charge. I read on another forum somewhere that reprogramming is the fix for this problem.
#498 of 587 Re: Subaru Outback transmission problem [molderb]
Nov 13, 2011 (5:59 am)
The service bulletin #11-104-11/ SSMIII Update version 220.127.116.11
take this info to your dealer and tell them you want this technical update applied to your car.
#499 of 587 '99 Outback Legacy Transmission Problem
Nov 13, 2011 (9:25 am)
Hi...I don't know if this problem has been posted or not, but I have a '99 Outback/Legacy that has high miles, and all of a sudden the transmission has been shifting rough. The RPM's will increase, and then it will shift hard, and it won't shift into overdrive at all. We changed fluid and filter...no change. Do you think its electrical, like a sensor bad, or is it the whole transmission going bad? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!