Last post on Sep 05, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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Subaru Forester, SUV
#30 of 31 Re: Check Engine, Dynamics & Cruise Light on 2010 Subaru Forrester [rennwood]
Sep 05, 2012 (1:50 pm)
"... They said it was down a quart of tranny fluid, but no signs of leaks. They car had just been serviced by them so I asked how the fluid could be low. "You have to check the transmission fluid cold. Went it comes in for service the car is hot so we can't check it."
My Owners Manual contradicts that dealer's statement. It says:
"Though the fluid level can be checked
without warming up the fluid on the
“COLD” range, we recommend checking
the fluid level when the fluid is at operating
! Checking the fluid level when the
fluid is hot
Check the fluid level monthly.
1. Drive the vehicle several miles to raise
the temperature of the transmission fluid
up to normal operating temperature..."
Your symptoms are not of low fluid, but something more serious. Maybe your Transmission Control Unit (the E in the 4EAT) has gone haywire.
#31 of 31 Re: Check Engine, Dynamics & Cruise Light on 2010 Subaru Forrester [aatherton]
Sep 05, 2012 (3:32 pm)
That's why I called Subaru of America to file a case with them.
Case # 1-2080411235
I recommed that anyone who has been having this sort of problem and can't get resolution call SOA at 800-782-2783, talk to a customer service rep, and file a complaint. If enough people complain, perhaps they'll realize that this is not a one of a kind problem.