Last post on Dec 03, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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Subaru Outback, Subaru Legacy, Car Comparisons, Car Warranties, Auto Repair, Transmission, Sedan, Wagon
#3 of 6 Re: 2011 Subaru Outback Hard / Mealy Shift 1st & 2nd [aodhanloki]
Dec 13, 2010 (6:02 pm)
I am not sure what "mealy shifting" means, but while the gear box is not silky smooth, it is certainly no '69 Chevy pickup, which is what I use as a baseline for hard (but normal) shifting. I would expect it to be more stout than your civic, but it should still feel solid and agreeable. If you have to fight it, there's probably something amiss.
I would be inclined to head to the local dealer to try a couple of the 6-speed Outbacks on their lot, but it is about -20F right now and they don't really like prepping the cars for test drives by casual passersby.
#4 of 6 Re: 2011 Subaru Outback Hard / Mealy Shift 1st & 2nd [aodhanloki]
Dec 16, 2010 (9:54 pm)
#5 of 6 Re: 2011 Subaru Outback Hard / Mealy Shift 1st & 2nd [aodhanloki]
Dec 24, 2010 (9:04 am)
When I bought my 2010 Outback, it shifted very smoothly. A month later, I started to have the same problem you are reporting (upshifting to 2nd and downshifting to 3rd seem to be the biggest problem). The problem lasted for 3 months, then shifting went back to normal. The dealership told me the same thing they told you, there was nothing wrong with it. They did agree to change the gear oil, but I don't think it helped.
#6 of 6 Re: 2011 Subaru Outback Hard / Mealy Shift 1st & 2nd [aodhanloki]
Dec 03, 2013 (12:44 pm)
2011 Outback 3.6R: similar problems. after ~50,000 kms i'm now experiencing a hard 'shock' while driving. It's a 5 speed Auto Transmission, but imagine driving an MT a constant speed, gearing down and dropping the clutch. that ensuing jerk is happening with my car. the RPM appear to shoot down when this happens. Generally ~40 km/hr and in snowy weather. Subaru said the fix for this was a reboot of the onboard computer and changed the AT trans. fluid.
Problem persisists - any thoughts?