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#1155 of 1296 Re: 2010 Subaru Outback Radio/Stereo Issues [nicolepare]
Jul 27, 2010 (8:48 pm)
I have a 2009 Forrester. My radio works but reception is not good in Asheville area. It worked well in Milwaukee, WI. I believe that radio or antena are weak compared to others because 1) my wife's 2010 VW Jetta has perfect reception of all the stations that I am interested in and 2) our realitor had satellite radio on her Outback in order to listen to radio.
Anyone had this experience? Is it the radio or antenna?
I am going to try to increase length of the antenna to see if that helps.
#1156 of 1296 Re: steering vibration information appreciated [dcm61]
Jul 28, 2010 (9:45 am)
My '69 Ford Econoline's steering box also has a lot of play, though I have been told how to tighten it up (and have yet to do so!). That thing is an automatic (C4), but it is also one heck of a workout to drive... especially at low speeds! With no power-boosted brakes and no power steering, it is a whole different animal than your everyday road vehicle. I sure love that ugly old beast!
I have only driven a couple of vehicles with "three-on-the-tree" shifters (a '47 Chevrolet sedan and a '66 Galaxie). They were... interesting... to drive, but I did not think the shifting experience was nearly as engaging as a floor-mounted shifter.
And, on that note, I sure would like to see a real, definitive fix for that steering vibration problem on the 10 Outbacks!
#1157 of 1296 Re: steering vibration information appreciated [xwesx]
Jul 28, 2010 (9:52 am)
My '69 Ford Econoline's steering box also has a lot of play, though I have been told how to tighten it up (and have yet to do so!).
I wonder if that is the same Ross steering gear box that I had on my 1965 Mustang.? I tighted mine up after about four years of use, but the result was lumpy steering with still a little too much play. That was the same infamous gearbox used on the Falcon. My partner still shakes the steering wheel from side to side from too many years driving a Falcon.
#1158 of 1296 Love our new Outback, but.....
Jul 30, 2010 (4:20 am)
We just got a brand new 2011 Outback 3.6.
We love the car but are having a couple of issues. First, when we release the brake pedal there is a clunking noise. The dealer says they need to change a part - already?! The car is 2 weeks old! I hope it solves our problem.
Also, when we drive with the sun roof open, the noise is deafening. Would anyone know if a deflecter would help stop this noise? Any other suggestions?
Thanks so much!
#1159 of 1296 Radar emissions inside 2010 Legacy GT
Jul 30, 2010 (2:31 pm)
2010 Legacy GT Premium with Nav. No satellite.
When the weather is cool this particular car bathes the interior with RF radiation in the X and Ka band radar frequencies. The emissions are coming from just to the left of the speaker grill on the top of the dash. It is like driving in a microwave oven. The problem happens when the dash is cool, so it is a permanent condition in cooler months. Goes away when the dash gets warm in warmer weather.
All I asked was that Subaru help me track down the source of the problem so that we could replace whatever is causing the problem. But, over the past seven months, Subaru America’s reaction has alternated between unbelievable hostility and completely ignoring me. They have even yelled at me on the phone for using “non Subaru-approved devices” (4 different Valentine radar detectors, 2 Escorts and one lab device) to measure the radiation. I have never been treated so shabbily by ANY manufacturer. After 17 years of owning Subies I am disappointed, disgusted, discouraged and angry.
I could not possibly sell this car in its current condition. I am left to try to track down the source of the problem on my own.
This is our 5th Subie, and the 12th in our family. Based on the treatment from Subaru of America, it will be the last.
Has anyone else encountered anything like this?
#1160 of 1296 Re: Radar emissions inside 2010 Legacy GT [nmdriver]
Jul 31, 2010 (10:50 am)
Strange problem. I have used my V1 in my 10 Forester and "detected" nothing abnormal.
#1161 of 1296 Re: Radar emissions inside 2010 Legacy GT [bigfrank3]
Jul 31, 2010 (3:09 pm)
SOA must think this guy is crazy.
#1162 of 1296 Here we go again....
Aug 01, 2010 (9:26 am)
Dear Subaru Crew;
After 8 years and 160,000 miles I am looking to replace the 2002 LL Bean Outback that I so thoroughly researched with the help of the crew here years ago.
My goals are the same as before with modifications:
Magic and Scout (appearing in 2 issues of DRIVE Magazine) are now 13 and 10 respectively and looking forward to a new ride. They have a few questions:
1. The new Outback appears higher. Anyone have advice on which Pet Step works best? These two are 90 pounders, with a bit less steam in their stride.
2. Which model and trim level best approaches the LL Bean? Still interested in the six cylinder engine. Looks like the power moon roof is now an option....
3. What's this about steering wheel vibration? Widespread or rare?
Looking to ride again!
#1163 of 1296 Re: Here we go again.... [wired1]
Aug 01, 2010 (10:16 am)
2. Which model and trim level best approaches the LL Bean? Still interested in the six cylinder engine. Looks like the power moon roof is now an option
Why not consider the Forester XT Limited (2010) which has better performance thann your 3.0 six and equivalent interior finish. It has almost 4 inches more rear seat room than your Bean. Another choice if you want a chain driven cam like the six is the 2011 normally aspirated Forester which has a new engine design. I would expect the new engine to be more civilized with less noise, vibration and harshness....like the Bean's six.
If the dogs need the luggage room of the Outback, you'll need to buy the 2011 3.6R limited to get the feel and sound level of the Bean. I found the 4 cylinder with CVT vastly inferior to my 2005 3.0R VDC (similar to your Bean, but with stability control):
Hence my purchase of a Forester XT Limited. Also the 2010 Outback ...even the 3.6R..did not have folding mirrors which were essential.
#1164 of 1296 Re: Here we go again.... [saedave]
Aug 01, 2010 (4:51 pm)
Food for thought, such as yours, is always welcomed.
NO folding mirrors in 2010? What was THAT all about?