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#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.
#1136 of 1296 Re: gened1, mirror [easypar]
Jul 16, 2010 (3:32 pm)
One of the major selling points of the 2010 Outback I bought was that it had a manual rearview mirror. The auto/compass one in my 2003 Forester died in its last year and actually never worked to my satisfaction. Simple = beautiful!
#1137 of 1296 2010 2.5 Outback Premi CVT
Jul 16, 2010 (4:16 pm)
At just shy of 6,5800 miles, I thought I'd report in. Have had no major problems at all but a consistent nagging minor one: the tire low air pressure light comes on about every 10 days and the two rear tires always need a couple of pounds added. I've checked the tires and don't see anything that could cause leaks, so I wonder if this is in the pressure monitoring system. Anyone else experienced this?
I've also been using the downshifting feature of the CVT to slow the car, which is something I never thought I'd be doing. I'm careful to do so only when the shift arrows allow for it, but is this really as harmless to the tranny/engine/suspension as it's claimed to be? I'm downshifting at reaonable speeds - 60 to 5th, 40 to 4th, etc. - but can't help feeling that the sometimes perceptible impact on the engine might make for problems down the line.
Likes: mileage, tunes, looks (I get more compliments on this car than any other I've ever owned, but then there are a Pinto, Renault 12, and VW in my past), and cargo space.
Dislikes: smaller sunroof than the one I got spoiled by on my 2003 Forester, lack of flipout cupholders at rear of console, lack of folding mirrors. Oh, and those three service bulletin letters I've received and am waiting for the 7500 mile service to deal with.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this car and am glad I sprung for the Outback instead of getting another Forester.