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  1. ('19+) 2019 - 42K miles, CVT starting to stutter?

    Transmission and Driveline
    It makes me sick to my stomach to post this, but I think I may be having ANOTHER problem with a Subaru CVT. I traded in my 2016 Outback Limited with 73K miles that was showing all the signs of an impending CVT failure to buy this car, with the promise that the Subaru CVT challenges were...
  2. ('19+) 2020 - CVT transmission failed at 8,000 kms (5,000 miles)!

    Transmission and Driveline
    My transmission is being fully replaced under warranty at a dealership. It sounded like a loud whirring or flapping that disappeared above 40km/h, but was loud at low speeds, especially when coming to a stop. Sound was wheel-speed-dependent, not RPM-dependent. Noise was present in D, N, and R...
  3. ('14-'18) 2014 - Short block to be replaced on Thursday - replace short block or not?

    FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011- 2018)
    I've got a 2014 Forester Premium with the 2.5i and CVT. I'm at 93,000 miles. It's been burning oil since day one, but has been pretty consistent. Burns "a lot" on long road trips, not too bad around town. Just did the consumption test for the first time and it failed, it burned 0.8 qt over 1900...
  4. (All Years) Who's the new warranty contact?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I gather Luke at Stamford is no longer there. Does the forum have a new go-to person for a deal on a Subaru extended warranty?