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#1126 of 1296 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium AT/CVT Shifting problem
Jul 09, 2010 (7:40 pm)
Bought brand new from the dealer on March 19, 2010, mileage todate: 1,700 miles.
From the start already noticed that when backing up and shifting from Park to Reverse, majority of the time there will be a rather big jolt accompanied with a clunking/thudding noise. The problem is more pronounced on an incline surface.
When shifting to Neutral and to Drive, there will be a little clicking noises.
Never had this problem with previous 1995 and 2005 Legacy 2,5i and 2006 Outback 2.5i.
#1127 of 1296 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium AT/CVT shifting problem and engine noise
Jul 09, 2010 (8:12 pm)
Sorry, first time posting, thought I lost the previous message #1126 thus reposting this message.
Bought brand new from dealer March 19, 2010, mileage todate: 1,700 miles.
From the very beginning already noticed that when backing up and shifting from Park to Reverse, there will be a rather big jolt accompanied by a big clunking noise. This problem is more pronounced on an incline surface.
When shifting to Neutral and to Drive, there will be little clicking noise at each stage.
Didn't get the time to bring the car to the dealer yet.
The engine noise is also rather loud after starting,
Never had all these problems with previous 1995 and 2005 Legacy 2.5i and 2006 Outback 2.5i.
Anybody has the same problems?
Drove the car long distance for 300 miles on July 4th weekend. The drive was smooth and got 31 mpg.
#1128 of 1296 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium AT/CVT shifting problem and engine noise [etan797733]
Jul 13, 2010 (9:05 am)
Yours is the first I have seen of it, yet I strongly suspect you should have it looked at ASAP. It is entirely possible that something was just not assembled properly and you truly have a manufacturing defect, which is the whole point of the warranty. It is disappointing that you are experiencing the problem, but great that it manifested itself so early on so that you can have it addressed now for (hopefully) trouble-free ownership going forward.
#1129 of 1296 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium AT/CVT shifting problem and engine noise [xwesx]
Jul 13, 2010 (11:31 am)
Thanks for the valuable advise. Will have it checked ASAP.
#1130 of 1296 Recalls for 2010 Legacy/Outback
Jul 15, 2010 (10:38 am)
Recall ID # 10V283000 - STEERING:COLUMN - Get Details
Recall Date: JUN 24, 2010
Model Affected: LEGACY
Potential Units Affected: 73698
Recall Date:JUN 24, 2010
Model Affected:2010 SUBARU LEGACY
Summary:SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 OUTBACK AND LEGACY PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 16, 2009 THROUGH APRIL 12, 2010. THE WIRING IN THE STEERING COLUMN ELECTRICAL ROLL CONNECTOR LOCATED BEHIND THE VEHICLE'S STEERING WHEEL MAY DEVELOP STRESS CRACKS AND EVENTUALLY BREAK. IF THIS WERE TO HAPPEN CERTAIN ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS MAY NOT OPERATE AS INTENDED.
Consequence:POSSIBLE CIRCUITS AFFECTED ARE THE DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIRBAG, PADDLE SHIFTER FUNCTION, CRUISE CONTROL, HORN CONTROL AND RADIO FUNCTIONS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:DEALERS WILL CHECK LOT NUMBER OF THE STEERING ROLL CONNECTOR. THE ROLL CONNECTOR WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE IF THE LOT NUMBER SHOWED ANY AFFECTED RANGE OF THE FAILURE OCCURRENCE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 7, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Potential Units Affected:73698
Notes:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. WVR-28
Recall ID # 10V196000 - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE - Get Details
Recall Date: MAY 07, 2010
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE
Model Affected: LEGACY
Potential Units Affected: 29443
Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2010/subaru/legacy/recalls/index.html#ixzz0tmFizd- WX
#1131 of 1296 Steering Wheel vibration fix scheduled
Jul 15, 2010 (11:00 am)
FYI Just received a call from dealership informing me that technicians are coming in to fix the on going steering wheel vibration, excessive road feel, and shimmy at high speeds that I have had since I bought the 2010 outback in February. They are going by a list and have reached my vehicle.I am happy that SOA has kept their promise to me and that they have followed through with informing me. I just hope that this fix will be the end of this problem.
#1132 of 1296 Re: Steering Wheel vibration fix scheduled [birdboy]
Jul 15, 2010 (1:47 pm)
Does SOA designate the specific dealership that you have to go to or you can just go to any other dealership to have the problem fixed?
So far, my 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium does not have the steering wheel vibration problem yet. The problem is with the jolting and clunking when shifting from Park to Reverse, which is very very rare even for any old old cars.
Don't know if anybody has the same problem as mine.
#1133 of 1296 Re: Steering Wheel vibration fix scheduled [etan797733]
Jul 16, 2010 (6:24 am)
Our '10 OB 2.5i CVT Premium goes clunk when shifting from P to R too. Thankfully, no front end vibe. So far, the other 3 recalls have checked out OK, no repairs/replacements necessary. More recalls to come???
#1134 of 1296 Re: Steering Wheel vibration fix scheduled [matt1320]
Jul 16, 2010 (9:55 am)
Good for you with the recalls, Matt. Too bad you also have the shifting problem. Did the dealer check on the shifting problem? What did they say?
I have already e-mailed the Customer Care Dept. of SOA in New Jersey about the shifting problem, they immediately responded and told me to bring the car to the dealership for check up. Didn't get a chance to do that yet.
So far haven't received any notification yet for any of the recalls in the Long Island, New York area. My only problems are the jolting and clunking when shifting from P to R, and also loud engine noise when first started, altho after a while the noise subsides but still a little loud as compared with other cars, e.g.Camry, Accord, etc. So far, don't have the steering wheel problem yet.
Hopefully, SOA will issue recalls for the shifting and engine noise problems soon.
#1135 of 1296 Re: no 3.6 to test drive [jimbres]
Jul 16, 2010 (3:07 pm)
This may well have been noted already, but the latest issue of "Drive" says that folding mirrors are standard on the 2011 Outbacks. Good move, Subaru!
I never felt the need to look into the H6 when I bought my 2010 Outback last New Year's Eve, because getting the CVT was my chief motivation. At 32+ MGP on the freeway, I've no regrets, power or otherwise.