Last post on Sep 21, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Subaru Forester, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, Sedan, Wagon
Nov 04, 2011 (1:29 pm)
My bluetooth is acting up, when I connect with my Blackberry the radio automatically registers "call" and cuts out the tunes. I can flip through with the mode button and get the radio back but I get a cackling sound in the background of the music. This is the second time this has happened, the first tim it happened for about a week and then suddenly went back to normal. It has now been over a week and still the same issue.
This is a Canadian 3.6R limited, the audio for the bluetooth does not go through the H-K radio, it goes through some low end speaker in the middle console (a pet peeve that of mine that only the Legacy and only the ones built in Canada seem to have this lousy set up). When I receive a call the H-K radio cuts out but does not take the audio.
Any help on this would be appreciated.
#1296 of 1296 Poor On-Center Steering Control
Sep 21, 2012 (8:25 am)
I have 1 2010 Outback that I absolutely "Love" except for the On-Center Steering Control. There seems to be excessive 'Play' in the steering at highway speeds (55-75mph). It is not that noticeable running short trips but I drive 80 miles to work every day and this getting extremely irritating. For example when making a slight steering correction to the right you have to follow up with a left correction to keep the vehicle going straight down the road. In the winter time I find myself driving slower than 2-wheel drive compact cars because I can't tell if it is ice throwing the car around or if it is drifting all over the road on dry pavement. My dealer claims it is because of the high ground clearance. I have owned an Explorer, Expedition, Tahoe, Suburban, and a 1 Ton 3500 and have never had this issue. Yes some of them were effected by a strong side wind but this happens on the outback whether it is windy or dead calm. I have never loved and hated a car so much than I do this 2010 Outback.
Aside from this problem I love every other aspect of the car. (Ride, Mileage, etc)
There doesn't seem to be an overwhelming feedback of problems with the drifting as much as the Vibration. I have not experienced any significant vibration at all.
Does anyone else know if they have corrected this on the newer models?? I have played with tire rotation, dealer alignment etc with no real solution.
I don't know if this has someting to do with the electric assist steering??