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Last post on May 20, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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Subaru Outback, Subaru Legacy, Sedan, Wagon
#144 of 211 Re: 2013 Outback 3.6R -- Whining transmission when accelerating [newgreencar13]
Sep 01, 2012 (1:57 pm)
Suprised to find this!
Last night (Aug. 31) we drove off the lot a green 2013 Outback 2.5i and were a mere 2 miles down the road and the exact same warning lights came up on our dash plus we had the AT Oil Temp light (solid). As it was the end of the day, the dealer was closed and we were close to home, we went home for the night.
After talking with the dealer first thing in the morn we drove it "cold" to the dealership where they drew a code P2762 from their dignostics.
They managed to clear all the alerts and we went for a healthy test drive with the tech. and all was ok but Murphy's law - 1/2 a mile from leaving the dealer the dash light up again. Much head scratching back at the dealership.
As there is no immediate service bulletin associated with that dignostic code, and it being the long weekend, we are forced to wait till next tuesday for any information from Subaru.
Talk about killing the euphoria / excitement of buying a new car...
That end of summer road trip is not the same in a loaner car
Will be curious to see how your issues are resolved and if these problems are possibly related.
#145 of 211 Re: 2013 Outback 3.6R -- Whining transmission when accelerating [ateixeira]
Sep 01, 2012 (5:11 pm)
Sorry...new to the forum and for some reason I wan't able to get the "hard return" working that day.
I think it's working today.
#146 of 211 Re: 2013 Outback 3.6R -- Whining transmission when accelerating [onyxbox]
Sep 01, 2012 (5:19 pm)
So, some good news on our saga...the second farther-dealership ended up flushing our transmission for us, based on that Service Bulletin. I know that they DID mention that an "oil light" on the dash was also associated with this Service Bulletin. I'm not sure if your code P2762 was actually related or not (they wouldn't allow me to get a copy of the bulletin), but it may be worth you asking!
Our whining transmission issue seems to be the norm. We did test drive a completely different 2013 Outback 3.6L just yesterday to see what it would sound like, and it had a very similar "whine". (I think ours is slightly louder, but I'm giving up for now.)
Time will tell...we hope this fixes ours for good! We are trying to get past all of this and back to enjoying our new car. Good luck with your issue, and hopefully you can enjoy yours soon too! Thank goodness for this forum, or else I'd feel we were the only ones on the planet with an issue with a new Subaru...
#147 of 211 Re: 2013 Outback radio question [vincerg]
Sep 01, 2012 (9:52 pm)
The SD slot is where the navigation SD goes. You can also put you own photos on the system that way. Look in the navigation book and it will walk you through how to do it. I also bought a 2013 Outback 3.6 Premium with every single option and spent an hour playing with the Harman/Kardon system today... Best
#148 of 211 Major revision in 2014?
Sep 02, 2012 (8:01 am)
Heard from person giving the factory tour last week that the Outback was due for a major facelift next year (2014), but in the past these vehicles have usually gone 5 years before a major revision and the last major revision of the Outback was in 2010 so I would not think the next major revision would occur before 2015. Does anyone know? Any idea as to what future modifications might be in the works- I've read rumors about a hybrid. Wish they would add a Blind Spot warning system to the Eye Sight system (I personally think this is a more important safety feature than the lane departure warning) and turn signals in the outside mirrors to all Outbacks, not just those with the Special Appearance package.
#149 of 211 Re: 2013 Outback 3.6R -- Whining transmission when accelerating [newgreencar13]
Sep 02, 2012 (7:20 pm)
Bought might on 8/8/12 2.5 days later and at 250 miles had p0700, p1843. Dealer found nothing, eventually flushed fluid, checked wiring- They bought my car back and replaced with new one- Knock on something... New one now 500+ miles and no issues at one week off lot. check out subaruoutback dot org for more info
#150 of 211 Re: Cars 101 has more images and info on new '13 Outback [rsholland]
Sep 03, 2012 (1:59 pm)
I also got the 13 outback with eyesight and navi and have trouble believing they are made by the same company. The eyesight is excellent and appears to have thoughtfully addressed many tough challenges in that new technology. I use it s the time.
The navi on the other hand is awful. It is bad enough that it has a clunky interface and takes many more steps to find new destinations. What is worse is that it makes stupid mistakes such as the voice announcing "Exit the highway" when the display clearly indicates you have many miles to go before the next turn. Also, the decision rule for how long before a turn you get the audible warning seems highly inconsistent, ranging from 1000 ft to forgetting altogether; and the speed of the car seems to have nothing to do with it. You can buy an aftermarket model for $100 that is much better than this one.
I dont get it, the company has really done a great job on a brand new and tough technogy, and then failed on something that had been done well bay many companies for 10 years! I am hoping gor and update on the navi software, at least to fix the errors, I can get used to the interface.
#151 of 211 First impression '13 Outback
Sep 07, 2012 (8:33 am)
Picked our new unit up on Wednesday and turned 100 miles on the clock yesterday. I was allowed to drive a few of those miles and a couple of things jump out at me:
Smoother ride than my '10 Legacy. Overall length is about 2" more so I'm guessing that enough of that is in the wheelbase that it makes a difference.
The inflatable LUMBAR SUPPORT. OK, I've only ever driven one import that had one that could match the full size Ford/Mercury/Lincoln products that were our company cars, and that was the Infiniti M (older ones). One of my buddies had one and he and I used to take it on golf outings and we would alternate driving. It was really great in that Infiniti.
This new OB lumbar support is right up there with those units. Much better than in the Lexus we traded for this unit. So much so that I won't be taking my little foam pad one with me when we head off on our road trip next week.
Glad we have a real temperature gauge now, although cars overheating is not something that seems to be much of an issue like it was in the 50's and 60's. Better engines now!
The fuel economy gauge was a bit off-putting at first but I'm used to it now.
I should have much more in a couple of weeks when we get back from Cincinnati.
#152 of 211 Re: First impression '13 Outback [easypar]
Sep 07, 2012 (9:19 am)
Glad to hear you're happy with the seats. A very important part of the car, if we think about it!
#153 of 211 Re: First impression '13 Outback [easypar]
Sep 07, 2012 (12:14 pm)
This new OB lumbar support is right up there with those units.
And the lack of ANY lumbar support on a 2012 Impreza, let alone the Sport Limited, is right up there with a 20th century base model.