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#577 of 587 Re: 2007 Outback Transmission Issue [mike1d1]
Jan 04, 2013 (3:39 pm)
Is the car still running well? Did they give you a price on at any point on what it would cost to replace the torque converter? My car is still having the issues and it's burning something too. It smells like a moldy dish rag or something. One weird observation is tht the car seems to run better in sport mode. I feel like the torque converter is sticking more now.
#578 of 587 Re: Transmission Issue [chameleon1]
Apr 07, 2013 (4:22 pm)
sounds more like the front brake calipers are sticking....feel the wheels when you see the smoke and see if the front wheels are very hot to the touch near the center.
#579 of 587 trans slipping
May 13, 2013 (11:21 am)
I have recently bought a 2006 2.5i Outback approx 90k miles. drives really well but notice that going around a tight corner then accelerating out of it, the transmission seems to slip and then engage with a jolt. The same applies turning both left or right. Almost as if the oil has sloshed to one side and is leaving the trans short of oil for a bit perhaps? I checked the fluid level yesterday and it looks more like a bit over full if anything.
#580 of 587 2000 Subaru Legacy
May 14, 2013 (11:13 am)
Going to work one morning, when I slowed at stop light, car stalled and ATF light started blinking. Later that day took it to Subaru dealer, said it was reading code 45 on tranny. Drove it for about a week, no problems then it started jerking and light blinking again. Pulled over, stopped car for min. then got it home. Changed the transmission fluid and filter, drove it over 400 miles, no problems. I do have a check engine light on also, but it always read 420 until a couple weeks ago. Said code 107, which I'm assuming MAP sensor, yet when it was put on diagnostic machine for tranny it read NO code. (took it to another shop for second opinion) My CEL comes on few days, goes off few days. Last Saturday, took it to airport to pick up boyfriends rental car, which is about 2 miles from my house. Got almost there and it started jerking, ATF light blinking, yet my CEL was off. Pulled over, restarted, got about 500 yards, slowed to turn into airport, car stalled, light blinking. Ended up leaving it sit there a couple days til he got back. He drove it back home with no problems. What the heck is going on?
#581 of 587 1999 subaru legacy outback
Jul 15, 2013 (10:09 am)
About a week ago while i was driving, I noticed when placing my foot on the gas pedal that RPM's shot up. Since then even in 1st gear the RPM's shoot up. I notice this smell but cannot put my mind to know what it is. Is this a clutch problem or a transmission problem. I am just leaving it sitting cause I can barely get up to 30 MPH on the highway due to the RPM's shooting into the red.
#582 of 587 Re: 1999 subaru legacy outback [mr_darkblade]
Jul 17, 2013 (6:47 am)
If it's a standard transmission, sounds like clutch.
#583 of 587 Re: 2011 3.6 Legacy Transmission Issue [sobolol1]
Aug 13, 2013 (10:54 am)
"My wife and I bought a fully loaded Subaru Outback 3.6 (2012) and I must say...it's a beautiful car! However, we have been having significant transmission problems ever since (pretty much since the first week). When coming to a rolling stop and re-accelerating (even mildly) there is a significant "clunk" in the transmission. Ouch! Our hearts sank immediately as we'd just parted with a significant amount of money for this purchase. We've taken the vehicle back to the dealership in an attempt to deal with the problem. They tried to reset the computer code somehow, but have failed to fix the problem. They are now telling us this is normal for the car and have left it at that...If you're going to spend about $40 grand on a new vehicle you hope the company would ensure that your concerns were addressed. We've owned new Honda's and Toyota's in the past and have never experienced a transmission clunk like this....ever! Until this issues is addressed...I wouldn't touch this car with a ten foot pole...even if it were a 2013.
For those other owners of the 2012 outback 3.6....I hope you've come to a better resolution that we"
I have same problem with my 2012 Subaru 3.6
I hope someone find the answer
#584 of 587 Re: Transmission Issue [chameleon1]
Sep 03, 2013 (5:00 am)
Ok, first of all what did the engine light indicate? If the tranny was giving you problems the ATT light would start to flash, what you smell at high speeds could be brk pads. As posted previously, check your calipers!
#585 of 587 Re: 2012 Subaru Outback 3.6...Serious Transmission issue [toasted2]
Oct 08, 2013 (7:49 am)
****Year and a half follow-up to my previous post!!! ****
We took the car in shortly after my last post and had service bulletin computer updates done to the vehicle..(Service Bulletin # 11-104-11)
IT DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! a weak Band-Aid at best...
Subaru should be absolutely embarrassed with the way they have handled this...
DO NOT BUY A SUBARU...Nice car on the outside...pretty sketchy underneath IMO. This was a brand new purchase...our first and OUR LAST vehicle from Subaru.
#586 of 587 Re: 2012 Subaru Outback 3.6...Serious Transmission issue [toasted2]
Oct 08, 2013 (8:13 am)
So, what have you done with it in the last 18 months, then? Did you attempt any further follow up, did you dump it, are you living with it....?