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I have 83k miles on my 2014 Forester 2.5i and in the last week the engine is revving high. For example, at 40 mph, it's at 1500 RPM and at 50 mph it's close to 2000 RPM. It doesn't seem to be shifting. Has anyone had the same issue? this just started happening.
 

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at 40 mph, it's at 1500 RPM and at 50 mph it's close to 2000 RPM ... this just started happening.
... my '99 A/T 2.5 liter shows 2750 rpms at 65 mph, which is about the same as your 50 mph / rpm ratio

So what engine rpm did you see last month at 50 mph, vs the 2000 rpm now?
 

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For example, at 40 mph, it's at 1500 RPM and at 50 mph it's close to 2000 RPM.
CVTs have no fixed gear ratio. RPM can vary at the same speed depending on the load on the engine due to road gradient, weight, even whether you have a head, or tail wind.
 

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I have 83k miles on my 2014 Forester 2.5i and in the last week the engine is revving high. For example, at 40 mph, it's at 1500 RPM and at 50 mph it's close to 2000 RPM. It doesn't seem to be shifting. Has anyone had the same issue? this just started happening.
It will rev high during warm-up, when it's cold outside the vehicle is designed to run at a higher RPMs to warm the engine/ CVT transmission/ catalyst converter. This is the reason it is recommended to let the vehicle to warm or should I say be at operating temperature before pushing the vehicle.
 

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LOL! You have a CVT, it will not shift gears because it doesn't have gears, just two big tapered clutches connected by a big chain giving you an infinite amount of gear ratios. Have you ever driven a snowmobile? Same exact trans theory
 
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