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#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 126.96.36.199. 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..
#515 of 587 Re: Subaru Outback transmission problem [molderb]
Jan 04, 2012 (7:38 am)
Hi! I have had the same issue with my 2011 Outback 3.6. It is in the shop right now for the 3rd time. When I come to a rolling stop then turn, or if something runs across the street and I need to slow down to almost a complete stop, then hit the gas, the car jerks forward. The 1st time the dealership wasn't sure what to do about it, so they did a computer reset. Didn't work. It gradually started doing it again. Started out minor and very infrequent to more often and harsher jerking after a month. I took it again and they completely wiped the computer and downloaded a new program onto it hoping that would fix it. Well.. 3 months later it's doing it again. I read up on colorado lemon laws and if the same problem persists after 4 attempts and cannot be fixed within a year, then you need to proceed with negotiating with subaru. I bring my car to Shortline Subaru in Aurora, Co and they have been great. They are actually ordering a computer monitor from Subaru that is going to record all data from my car, so they can see what is causing it and possibly how to fix it. I spoke with them about what will happen if they can't fix it and they didn't act surprised or defensive. I spoke to the service manager and neither one of us mentioned lemon law, but we both knew what each other was implying. My impression from the conversation was that Subaru is going to do everything they can to fix the problem before pursuing other avenues, but if it comes down being unfixable, Shortline is going to do the honorable thing.