Last post on Aug 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Transmission, Sedan, Wagon
#16 of 25 Re: Lemon law or go thru SOA? [ateixeira]
Mar 03, 2013 (9:11 am)
Maybe a more visible display when the paddles are used?
The in dash display changes from D to a number (1 to 6).
#17 of 25 Re: Lemon law or go thru SOA? [dcm61]
Mar 03, 2013 (10:31 am)
Yeah, but maybe it could flash a little brighter when you shift.
Volvo had this idea for brake lights, to grab attention.
#18 of 25 Re: Lemon law or go thru SOA? [ateixeira]
Mar 04, 2013 (10:11 am)
Hey, I know.... how about a simulated clutch pedal that you push at the same time you click the paddle shifter. That way the car knows you're actually intending to shift!
#19 of 25 Re: Lemon law or go thru SOA? [xwesx]
Mar 04, 2013 (11:26 am)
Oh heck, just make 'em all sticks.
#20 of 25 Re: Lemon law or go thru SOA? [acr2011]
Mar 04, 2013 (7:28 pm)
Sorry, but this doesn't work for me...I was having the same problem with my 2011. Same car as you. My legs are nowhere near the paddle shifters whether I'm in a turn or not. It's happened over a dozen times, once on the highway going 55. How do you explain that. This car scared me so much I just traded it in. I KNOW for a fact that I was in no way touching the paddle shifters. Anyone else?
#21 of 25 Re: Lemon law or go thru SOA? [subaruwoman]
Mar 05, 2013 (9:52 am)
Whether you were or not, the point is that the car shouldn't shift like this unless it is safe to do so and intentional (on the part of the driver). I mean, that's the point of an automatic, right... less effort on the driver's part?
If the car is doing this, then something needs to be modified to prevent it from happening.
#22 of 25 Re: Lemon law or go thru SOA? [subaruwoman]
Apr 22, 2013 (4:26 pm)
I've had this same thing happen to me twice. The first time is a little vague but I was making a slight left hand turn when my outback turned into manual mode and went into first gear. This last time was last week when I was stopped at a light and accelerating to turn left. So I took it to the dealership and they've never heard of anything and could not find the problem. I got excited when I read that someone found a solution where their leg was hitting the paddle shifters so we took our loaner car out for a spin and I tried my best to hit the paddles when turning left but could not duplicate. I'm suppose to pick up my car tomorrow but I'm still worried that something else could be going on. Its a little scary that I could slow down so much and someone could ram into me since they are not seeing brake lights. I don't know what else to do. I don't have time to take my car to the dealership everyday, which is why I purchased a brand new vehicle in the first place. Its annoying.
#23 of 25 Re: Lemon law or go thru SOA? [subaruwoman]
Apr 22, 2013 (4:29 pm)
I also emailed a subaru tech online and he mentioned something about a steering roll connector or clock spring, something wrong in the wiring... I'm going to mention this to them tomorrow but they're just going to argue with me. I guess I could cause a scene, I mean it is 27k of my money I spent on the thing.
#24 of 25 Re: Lemon law or go thru SOA? [jsheedick]
Apr 30, 2013 (12:47 pm)
Just passing on that I too experienced same thing while shifting from reverse to drive backing out of the drive way. Car started in 1st and did not shift up to second as expected when I noticed the 1st gear was activated. Has happened 3 times always while car was cold on cold mornings. Pretty sure I did not trigger the paddles.
so far never happened while at highway speeds...
#25 of 25 Re: Lemon law or go thru SOA? [jsheedick]
Aug 10, 2013 (9:07 pm)
This has happenef several times on the 13 outback. It wasn't about the paddle shifters. The slightest pressure on the gear shift moves it from drive to manual. Like if you accidentally place a purse or a bag of some sort near the gear shift . It just moves it to the left. It doesn't take much pressure. Very unsafe