We had the same problem last year and earlier in the Winter with the transmission jerking when it first starts out. Chatter continues to become worse and occur at higher temperatures as mileage increases. A check of a message board shows that other Subaru owners are experiencing the same problem. I will most likely replace the Honda with another Honda. When the transmission detects a speed difference between the front and rear axle sets, the transmission progressively sends power to the rear wheels. Note: I have a 99 Outback with 256K.
The service manager suggested I get the transmission fluid and filter changed, which I did, but the problem went away only temporarily. Once forward engages, I have no problem until I turn off the ignition. The engine was a 1. The manufacturer advised the dealer that they would write a computer program to remedy the issue; however, the dealer has not followed up with the contact. Vehicle ran great before this servicing. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle would not shift into any up gears without warning. Yeah, I had my transmission flushed and the problem went away for about 6 months.
My mechanic says it's not a major problem and to just let the car warm up. Resets itself eventually and light goes off so no fix for now. Part 2: It was also difficult to get the transmission into Park in order to remove the key. I am also having problems with my auto tranny on my 1999. After changing the fluids and filter, start the car, hold the brake petal with your foot and shift from Parking, to Neutral, to Drive, and do this to the rest of the gears up and down a few times. Appears to be a common problem with this model year. I have a 2008 forester that I bought with 16000 miles on it.
Unlike all other model Subaru models in Australia that use an All-Wheel Drive System, this gearbox contains no centre differential or viscous coupling. Modified high hp applications, exceeding 400 kW normally breaks the tall ratio gear sets. In reality the whole problem might have been avoided if they had changed the fluid at say 30 or 40 thousand miles. You also did not tell us if you recently checked the transmission fluid, and if so, what the level and the color of that fluid is. The failure mileage was approximately 4,000.
The North American version made its debut at the 2008 in Detroit. Styling was by Subaru Chief Designer Mamoru Ishii. Yesterday, I took my car to my mechanic who quickly checked it out for me in my presence. The failures recurred numerous times. The hesitation is now 15 sec in duration at times and my car is currently at a dealer who also cannot determine the problem.
When you do this over time I've notice the car responds better and works better. I have a 2001 Subaru Forrester with 62. Despite those restrictions I got a great deal on this vehicle. When I came home for lunch and pulled into our drive and put in the clutch, the rpms shot up to around 3000. While changing gears between the speeds of 10 and 20 mph, the vehicle surged forward. He was able to continue vehicle operation.
Generally, gear selection and shifting issues are minimal. The current mileage was 101,000. Even a shared cost for repair would have meaning to most owners. The service department did indicate that to do an actual diagnosis pull the transmission would cost about the same as replacing it. In addition, the DriverFocus system is able to recognize five different drivers and will set seat and mirror positions and climate control settings accordingly. Archived from on June 4, 2011. The car routinely pops out of fifth gear to the point the vehicle cannot be driven in that gear on the highway.
The car routinely pops out of fifth gear to the point the vehicle cannot be driven in that gear on the highway. Problem occurs after car has not been used for a while such as overnight , and especially in the morning. The new model added 3. The contact stated that the floormat on the front driver side would catch on the clutch while the vehicle was in motion. The failure occurred 85% of the time. Why is it doing this in the first place? First there started a low level buzz that followed road speed. Safety equipment included front airbags with side curtain airbags and front passenger side airbags for a total of six airbags and brake assist that detects panic-braking situations and applies maximum braking force more quickly.
My spouse has had many serious close encounters when the transmission fails. The only indication of the failure was a sudden rise in rpms on the tachometer followed by the failure of the transmission. I would purchase from this dealer again. Everything has been sort of fine minor problems only until about a month ago when I noticed some hesitation in the transmission engaging shifting from reverse to drive. Dealer said he did not find a problem.
My car is now out of warranty and I have learned to live with this. Notably new in 2001 were the three-point seatbelts for all five seating positions, including force limiters in front and height-adjustable shoulder belt anchors for front and rear outboard positions, plus rear seat headrests for all three seating positions. Have heard this is a transmission problem and a design flaw in all Forrester models. Not really bad I guess, it lasted 130k + miles. With the exception of what products to use. I purchased a used 1999 Forester S with an auto transmission approximately 5 months ago from a local dealer 70K miles. No satisfaction from Subaru or the 3 dealers I have worked with so far.