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#505 of 587 Re: Subaru Outback transmission problem [mpm94]
Nov 16, 2011 (10:56 am)
It seems that this Lurching in the Tranny gear change is focused on 3.6R Auto Tranny, right?
If you go the Legacygt.com forum which I frequently goto, I have not found a single complaint posted about this. I have a 2010 Legacy 2.5i with the CVT Tranny. No problems to date.
The biggest problem posted on the forum is a "shimmy" Issue with 2010s, not sure if the 2011s have it. I didn't experience the shimmy issue either, but my car was Dealer Car which I bought as a CPO in February 2010. They did apply a number of TSBs automatically.
#506 of 587 Re: Subaru Outback transmission problem [fordh8r]
Nov 29, 2011 (3:54 pm)
I had this updated taken care of yesterday and the lurching/jerking is completely gone. The service bulletin #11-104-11/ SSMIII Update version 18.104.22.168. It is for later 2011 and early 2012 models (3.6 H-6 models only...does not apply to the CVT 2.5). My dealer (Camelback, Phoenix) did not know of it, but quickly found the software fix to flash the computer. In and out in under 30 minutes without an appointment
-Karen in AZ-
#507 of 587 Re: Subaru Outback transmission problem [kmartin]
Nov 30, 2011 (10:30 am)
Glad to hear they took care of you.
#508 of 587 2.5 CVT tranny issue
Dec 06, 2011 (7:05 pm)
I have a 2011 Outback manufactured in March 2011 that has the transmission lurching issue after you slow down and then accelerate. The issue just started around 9,000 miles. Has anyone else experienced the problem on the 2.5 CVT? Does the service bulletin referenced in previous post only address the 3.6L?
#509 of 587 Re: Subaru Outback transmission problem [kmartin]
Dec 24, 2011 (2:19 pm)
i have the 3.6R and also posted this problem over a year ago. Dealer kept my car 2 days and told me it was normal and all the 3.6R are like that. For the last year have had to carefully feather the gas whenever speeding up after slowing down (otherwise it slams into low gear). Went to my dealer armed with the information from this thread, asked them to apply 11-104-11 and my problem is now fixed. thank you all.
#510 of 587 Re: 2.5i Outback MT Shifting Difficulty [ateixeira]
Dec 25, 2011 (1:01 pm)
please look at subaru recall notice for the manual trans. they had a oil passage that was not drilled and the rear cluster bearing pack. it will fail just like you are expericing. subaru should replace it for free also did you get a recall notace in the mail?. if not please call the dealear and ask them to run your vin numbers for recalls i am willing to bet your is on that list . i do belive that it doesent matter if you bought it used or not it's thier prolbem.
#511 of 587 Re: 2.5i Outback MT Shifting Difficulty [dlanning]
Dec 26, 2011 (12:55 pm)
You replied to me, but I've never had any trans issues with any of our 3 Subarus. Reliability on all mine have been exemplary.
#512 of 587 Re: 2.5i Outback MT Shifting Difficulty [dlanning]
Dec 26, 2011 (1:02 pm)
OOps i thought it was you that was asking the question about the transmission .
#513 of 587 Re: 2.5i Outback MT Shifting Difficulty [dlanning]
Dec 26, 2011 (1:03 pm)
Any one? Buehler? Buehler?
#514 of 587 Re: 2.5i Outback MT Shifting Difficulty [ateixeira]
Jan 02, 2012 (3:46 pm)
That was an old topic, but seems moons521 was the source in 2007. Hopefully, it's been fixed by now..