Last post on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan
#9 of 15 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy Manual Transmission/Loss of Power [legacy2010]
Jul 22, 2010 (11:32 am)
Yes our legacy is a stick with the 2.5. we are located in central massachusetts. I am going to contact subaru today and then I am heading back to the dealership. I have been doing some research on this issue and alot of people are under the impression that it has something to do with the valve lash. To me that does not make any sense seeing as how it only seems to be effecting people with a stick shift. the automatic uses the same exact engine.
#10 of 15 Same problem with 2010 Outback
Aug 01, 2010 (7:46 am)
I have a manual and the engine entirely shuts off, usually when downshifting and heading around a turn. I've been able to restart while still rolling and thankfully, no cars have been close behind me. The service dept. at my dealership acknowledged that it's been happening and said it's a computer problem they can fix in a few hours. I hope so. There have been two recalls so far and now this.
#11 of 15 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy Manual Transmission/Loss of Power [custom_coupe]
Aug 01, 2010 (11:24 am)
To me that does not make any sense seeing as how it only seems to be effecting people with a stick shift. the automatic uses the same exact engine
But in the age of emission controls there are differences such as in many standard trans cars that delay throttle closing between shifts to minimize emissions. Emission certification is for a particular engine/drivertrain combination.
#12 of 15 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy Manual Transmission/Loss of Power [saedave]
Aug 01, 2010 (1:57 pm)
Thought there was a recall on it. There were some holes that need drilling if I remember reading it somewhere, Also, they have to change the gears for 2nd and 3rd when they do so. Check Autoblog.com. Thought I read it there a few days ago.
#13 of 15 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy Manual Transmission/Loss of Power [dmjoachi]
Aug 02, 2010 (1:57 pm)
Yep, being discussed in other threads, stop sale and recall of a little under 1000 cars.
#14 of 15 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy Manual Transmission/Loss of Power [legacy2010]
Aug 27, 2010 (7:07 am)
I purchased a new 2010 Subaru Outback with a manual transmission in July 2010. On my test drive, the rpms dipped a little at one stop but it didn't stall and didn't seem to indicate a problem. After I purchased it, the first stoplight I came to after driving out of the dealership, it stalled. I drove it around the block (during which time it stalled two more times) and took it back to the dealership. By that time it had warmed up and wouldn't repeat it for the them. It continues to either stall or almost stall, almost always when the engine is cold, the outside temp is high and the air conditioner is on. Today was the first the dealership acknowledged there is a problem (though the tech thought it's a Forester problem) and that Subaru is working on a fix. I purchased a Subaru because they are one of the few auto manufacturers who offer manual transmissions in several cars, but I wish I had read this before I bought!
#15 of 15 Re: 2010 Subaru Legacy Manual Transmission/Loss of Power [cmildon]
Aug 27, 2010 (11:59 am)
Bummer, no doubt, but I'm sure they'll figure it out and take care of it. They've stepped up to the plate and fixed much bigger issues than that, and usually when they do they extend the warranty on affected parts.
Hang in there and in a while this will just be a speed bump in a good ownership experience.