I just got a 2014 Forester XT, I was doing some reading about the outback CVT I read there were issues with reverse power so I decided to try the same experiment others were trying. I backed up to a curb (a very normal one about 5" high), stopped then backed up over it. The rear wheels went over fine. I kept going and stopped when my front wheels were at the curb. I then tried to continue reversing to the entire vehicle would be up at the same level. To my horror, the car would NOT back the front wheels over the small curb. I even floored it, it just sat there. I tried turning on the X-Mode, no luck! Tried turning off the VSC, still no luck.
Can others reproduce the same results? Is this normal?